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SE Asian economies

The impact of higher interest rates on regional banks and property

SINGAPORE (Oct 4): At its last meeting in September, the US Federal Reserve hiked rates by 25bps and warned that rate increases are likely to persist well into next year.

Global Economy

Fed raises rates and says more coming, brushing off Trump jabs

(Sept 27): Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for a third time this year and reaffirmed their outlook for further gradual hikes well into 2019, risking fresh criticism from President D

US Economy

Fed nudges up rates amid stronger inflation, drops crisis-era guidance

(June 14): The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday, a move that was widely expected but still marked a milestone in the U.S.

Singapore economy

STI expected to stay flat but banks should provide earnings support

SINGAPORE (Apr 11): March was a month riddled with bad news. As a result, the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) tumbled 2.6% during the month, even though it ended 0.7% up for 1Q18.

Investing strategy

Investors should prepare for the steepest rate hikes since 2006

(Dec 12): Wall Street economists are telling investors to brace for the biggest tightening of monetary policy in more than a decade.

2018 look ahead by UBS

Take advantage of monetary tightening and higher volatility in 2018

SINGAPORE (Dec 5): Central banks will be tightening monetary policies in 2018, but this is no cause for alarm, as higher rates could usher in opportunities, according to financial firm UBS in its

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

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.

Global Economy

Asia central banks rebuild US$6 trillion defense as Fed hike looms

HONG KONG/MUMBAI (June 13): Asia’s central banks are stacking the sandbags. 

In print this week

Should investors brace for cash calls?

SINGAPORE (June 2): Funding issues made headlines late last year and early this year as the fall in oil prices caused global oil majors to slash their exploration and production budgets.

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