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Business 06 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Asian nations to enjoy strong capital flows

EMERGING market capital flows, while not back to their mid-1990s peaks, are running close to US$250bil, and although China still takes the lion#8217;s share, other Asian countries are enjoying strong capital flows for the first time in a very long time, according to Gail D. Fosler, vice-president and chief economist of The Conference Board.

Business 09 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Another good year in store for Singapore

In the Capityal Talk column Tan Teng Bee, CEO, Capital Dynamics Sdn Bhd, writes that in view of unit trust funds increasingly investing overseas, I>i/ICapital had, in recent articles, presented analysis of various major equity markets. Today, we look at the Singapore economy.

Forex 27 Apr 2013 | 10:30 AM Premium

Global forex market

GIVEN the stimulus measures of the Bank of Japan went unopposed at the G-20 meeting, investors took the opportunity to sell the currency taking the US dollar/yen pair but it failed to break the psychological 100 mark on the back of Dish outbidding Softbank's bid and the extreme dump resulting from the Boston terror attack.

Business 17 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

S’pore escaping recession?

SINGAPORE: Singapore says it may avoid a recession despite the weak global economic outlook, after data showed the economy contracted less than expected in the last quarter of 2011 despite persistent weakness in electronics.

Business 26 May 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Banking on domestic demand

The uncertainties sweeping through the global economy have certainly taken a toll on export-reliant economies such as Malaysia’s, where volatile external demand has affected overseas shipments, which in turn has impacted economic growth.