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HIGHER than expected fourth quarter GDP and hawkish comments by a couple of Fed members firmed the US dollar this week, leading to a rise of 0.9% to close at 100.5 on Thursday.
OVER the past year, a number of central banks took their interest rates into negative territory. Were they successful with the negative interest rate policy (NIRP)? What is the future of NIRPs?
SINGAPORE: Southeast Asian stocks ended higher on Wednesday as positive sentiment spilled over from Wall Street and European markets overnight on upbeat factory data from the United States and the euro zone.
BUKIT MINYAK: Steel production curbs in China is good news for manufacturers around the world.
SINGAPORE: Asian shares joined Wall Street and Europe in surrendering some recent gains on Friday, retreating on the possibility of faster-than-expected U.S. interest rate increases that boosted 10-year U.S. Treasury yields to an 18-month high overnight.
SINGAPORE: Asian shares were flat in early trade on Friday following mostly sluggish sessions on Wall Street and Europe, as 10-year U.S. Treasury yields surged to near 18-month highs and crude futures soared to 16-month highs
NEW YORK: Brent crude futures rose to a 16-month high on Thursday on the heels of OPEC's agreement a day earlier to cut oil output, while Treasury yields continued to climb following the weakest monthly performance for global bonds in almost 13 years.
NEW YORK: Wall Street slipped in late morning trading on Tuesday amid uncertainty surrounding the US presidential election and tepid construction spending data.
NEW YORK: New York City construction spending is expected to climb 26% this year to a record, driven by a surge in development of offices and residential properties, according to a local trade organisation.
WASHINGTON: U.S. retail sales were unexpectedly flat in July as Americans cut back on discretionary spending, pointing to a moderation in consumption that could temper expectations of a sharp pickup in economic growth in the third quarter.