Expat packages are worsening in Singapore and Hong Kong: Survey

HONG KONG (May 18): The value of pay and benefits packages for expatriates moving to Hong Kong and Singapore continued to decline last year, according to consultancy firm ECA International.


Global stocks

Everyone's a net seller of Japanese stocks this year: analyst

TOKYO (March 23): Don’t believe Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s global fund manager survey, which shows that Japan is the second-most popular equity market, says Jonathan Allum, a strategist at SMB

US currency

Global Markets

Dollar bets rise a 7th week; Asia nervous at open on drone

SYDNEY (Dec 19): The dollar gained versus most major peers after data showed bets on the greenback climbed for the longest stretch since August 2015.


Euro slips with Asian stocks while bonds rise as Italy votes no

WELLINGTON (Dec 5): The euro retreated with riskier assets, while bonds advanced, amid concern the failure of Italy’s referendum on constitutional reform will destabilize the country, emboldening a

Federal Reserve

Bonds rise with yen as Fed hangs over markets; commodities drop

LONDON / HONG KONG (May 23): Government bonds rose and the yen strengthened as investors weighed the timing of the Federal Reserve’s next increase in interest rates and the outlook for inflation.

Japan stocks swing as investors weigh impact of US rate hike

Japan stocks swing as investors weigh impact of US rate hike

TOKYO (May 20): Japanese stocks fluctuated, on course for a second straight weekly advance, as investors weighed what higher US interest rates would mean for the global economy and assessed the imp

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