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Global Markets

Emerging Asia hit by biggest foreign investor exodus since 2008

BANGKOK (June 18): A falling tide lowers all boats, it seems.

US Economy

Brighter US growth outlook emboldens Fed on rate-hike course

(Feb 22): U.S. central bankers sent a strong message Wednesday that an expansion with “substantial underlying economic momentum” could sustain additional increases in interest rates this year.

Global Economy

Central banks want the world to carry on as they quietly tighten

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT (Dec 15): Central bankers are gingerly trying to take away the punch bowl without interrupting the party.

Global Economy

What to expect from Asia’s big central banks reshuffle

(Nov 24): Asia’s biggest economies are set to change or reappoint their central bank chiefs in the coming months, in what’s shaping up as a shift in personnel rather than policy.

China Focus

China’s central bank chief warns of high corporate debt

NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Oct 16): People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan warned that Chinese companies have taken on too much debt, and argued for less financial leverage as well as fiscal refor


Hong Kong property market at risk, finance chief warns

(Sept 12): Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan warned potential buyers to be careful buying property in the world’s most expensive housing market, as moves by the Federal Reserve to unwind it


US dollar struggles on policy uncertainty, political woes

TOKYO (July 31): The US dollar struggled on Monday, wallowing near a 2-1/2-year low against the euro, weighed down by US political uncertainty and uninspiring US data that added to doubts about whe

Global Economy

Yellen keeps a gradual rate-hike outlook as inflation puzzles the Fed

WASHINGTON (July 13): Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the US economy should continue to expand over the next few years, allowing the central bank to keep raising interest rates, while also

Investing strategy

There’s no better time than now to buy into US banks. Here’s why

SINGAPORE (June 30): The Bank of Singapore (BoS), a subsidiary of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), remains “overweight” on the US financial sector due to the potential de-regulation for

Global Economy

Fed raises rates, maintains forecast for one more hike

WASHINGTON (June 15): Federal Reserve officials forged ahead with an interest-rate increase and additional plans to tighten monetary policy despite growing concerns over weak inflation.

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