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Treasury Pulse

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.

The future of negative rate policies

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?

Asean stocks up, Thailand ends at 20-month high

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.

Steel production curbs in China is good news for Malaysia and others

BUKIT MINYAK: Steel production curbs in China is good news for manufacturers around the world.

Asia shares drop, Treasury yields near high as markets brace for aggressive US rate rises

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.

Asia markets flat Friday morning following weaker Wall Street

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

Oil price at 16-month high, Treasury yields climb further

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.

Wall St lower amid election jitters and tepid data

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 construction spending to top record

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.

Weak U.S. retail sales, inflation data dim prospect of Fed rate hike

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.