A dividend bonanza is set to hit investors in Australia

SYDNEY (Feb 4): Australian investors are set to receive a boost in dividend payouts this month as companies rush to avoid a looming overhaul of tax rules if there’s a change of government.

US-China trade war

US-China trade truce to conclude with short-term resolutions at best: AmCham China

SINGAPORE (Feb 1): American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) says the best-case scenario emerging from the 90-day truce between US and China, which ends on March 1, would be a mutual agr

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Trouble in paradise for Singapore's policymakers as economic slowdown sets in

SINGAPORE (Jan 11): The headwinds of geopolitical stresses, market turbulence and policy uncertainties in the major global economies are no friend to small, open and trade-­dependent Singapore.

Global Economy

US beats Singapore to top of global competitiveness rankings

ZURICH (Oct 17): The US is back at the top of the global competitiveness league, according to the World Economic Forum, which praised the nation’s entrepreneurial culture and financial system while

Global Economy

Trump calls for review of China IP policy as trade ties sour

WASHINGTON (Aug 15): US President Donald Trump asked his top trade official to consider investigating China over how it handles intellectual property, adding to the list of trade irritants between

Azim Premji


Every tech billionaire in India takes hit from Trump visa reform

BANGALORE (April 12): It’s hard to overstate the importance of the technology industry to India.


Airlines scramble to adjust to Trump’s new world

DALLAS (Jan 31): As new US travel rules plunged several large American airports into chaos, lawyers for some travelers who are long-term legal residents said the government had urged them to relinq

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

Global Economy

Trump should not spend like economy in crisis: Fed officials

PHOENIX (Dec 6): Federal Reserve officials cautioned on Monday that the incoming Trump administration's economic plans should not be cast as if the economy is in crisis, but instead be designed to

China Focus

Why yuan devaluation was just what China needed

SINGAPORE (Aug 19): There have been more benefits than costs to China’s decision over a year ago to change its currency fixing levels, even if waves of volatility rocked financial markets after the

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