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Economy 18 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Asian interest rates under watch

AGAINST expectations of the steepest rate hikes in advanced economies since 2006, increases in Asian rates are not expected to be as aggressive.

Business 02 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Asian manufacturing buoyed by tech

ASIA’S major manufacturing economies saw their fastest expansion in factory activity in years in October, driven by robust demand for electronics and firming the case for central banks in the region to shift to tighter monetary policy next year.

Forex 15 Nov 2017 | 4:03 AM

Malaysia’s ringgit stands out as a buy

KUALA LUMPUR: Sell the Indian rupee and Philippine peso. Buy the Malaysian ringgit and Singapore dollar. Bet the ringgit will strengthen against Indonesia’s rupiah.

Markets 02 Oct 2017 | 4:53 AM

Asian factories rev up in Sept ahead of year-end spending spree

SINGAPORE: Factories in Asia's largest economies cranked up activity in September as a synchronized upswing in growth globally pointed to solid consumption of manufactured goods heading into the lucrative end-of-year shopping season.

Stock on the Move 16 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Strong inflows into Malaysian market

FOREIGN funds are coming to Malaysian shores, bumping up valuations but keeping the party at the FBM KLCI going strong.

Economy 04 Apr 2017 | 8:13 AM

Bank Indonesia's top woman fights CPI with more than rates

JAKARTA: Rosmaya Hadi enlisted the help of 2,000 religious leaders to fight inflation when she ran Indonesia’s central bank in West Java region.

Economy 15 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Asian bonds seen a haven in face of Fed tightening

KUALA LUMPUR: The reflation trade is carving out refuges in some curious places, case in point: emerging Asian debt.

Business 18 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

High-yielding Asian bonds find favour

FUNDS are returning to Asia after the knee-jerk withdrawal following Donald Trump’s election as US president, and declining volatility means debt in India, Indonesia and South Korea are attractive, money managers say.

Business 23 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Diverging rate policies in SEA

MANILA: With the US Federal Reserve holding off on raising interest rates, South-East Asian central banks are tipped to take divergent approaches to monetary policy.

Business 04 Jul 2016 | 11:01 PM

Brexit mess boosts prospects of Asia central bank easings

SINGAPORE: Britain's vote to leave the European Union has ramped up the urgency for some Asian central banks to ease monetary policy, as a prolonged period of uncertainty threatens a wider downshift in trade and investment.