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Business 18 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Ringgit, rupiah lead Asia FX slide; but inflows eyed

SINGAPORE: Most emerging Asian currencies eased on Tuesday as investors booked profits from their recent rally after the Federal Reserve's policy stimuluslast week, although some still bought them on dips with expectations of more inflows to the region.

Business 17 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

EM ASIA FX-QE3 pumps flows into Asia; India reforms power rupee

SINGAPORE: Most emerging Asian currencies extended gains on Monday, enjoying capital inflows to the region after the Federal Reserve's aggressive policystimulus last week, and the Indian rupee hit a four-month high on the government's reforms.

Business 24 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks ease as US Fed stimulus hopes dim(Update)

NEW YORK: Global stocks retreated on Thursday as expectations dimmed for new stimulus from the Federal Reserve and data indicated an economic slowdown inEurope and China, while the euro rose after sources said Spain was in talks over conditions for aid to reduce its borrowing costs.

Business 17 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street falls, bond yields near record lows(update)

NEW YORK: U.S. government bond yields flirted with record lows, oil prices rallied and the dollar fell to a one-month low against the yen on Monday after weak U.S. retail sales data fed bets a faltering economy would prompt more stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

Business 29 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sing dlr, ringgit lead gains after EU steps; set for Q2 losses

SINGAPORE: Most emerging Asian currencies rose on Friday as investors covered short positions after European leaders unexpectedly agreed on measures to easefiscal strains in Italy and Spain, although regional units are set to see quarterly losses.

Business 11 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares, euro jump as EU aids Spanish banks

TOKYO: Shares, commodities and the battered euro jumped on Monday after euro zone finance ministers agreed to lend Spain up to $125 billion to shore up its struggling banks, relieving markets that had feared for the country's fiscal collapse.

Business 07 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street up 2% on talk of Spain solution

NEW YORK: Stocks jumped on Wednesday, giving the S&P 500 its best day since December, as talk of a rescue of Spain's troubled banks and hopes for more monetary stimulus sparked a rebound from recent selling.

Business 07 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Stocks rally on central bank hopes, euro rises

NEW YORK: World stocks rose more than 2 percent, recovering a bit from recent weakness, and the euro rallied on Wednesday on hopes that major central banks might act to bolster a slowing global economy.

Business 28 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares, euro consolidate from lows, remain vulnerable

TOKYO (Reuters): Asian shares and the euro edged up from lows on Monday as surveys showing a lead in opinion polls for Greece's pro-bailout camps helped ease risk aversion and calm fears of a disorderly exit from the euro bloc.

World 24 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Brent steady above $105, sheds early gains after China data

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude was steady above $105 per barrel on Thursday, backing off from a more than $1 gain seen earlier in the day, as weak economic data from China added to worries about demand outlook already muddied by the festering euro zone debt crisis.