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Local currency stabilises after clampdown on derivative and hedging market

THE ringgit has been through a tumultuous ride since Bank Negara decided to act against the non-deliverable forward (NDF) market in December last year.


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.


JPMorgan marshals an army of developers to automate high finance

At JPMorgan Chase & Co, a learning machine is parsing financial deals that once kept legal teams busy for thousands of hours.


Re-denomination risk for Europe investors

ROME: The rise of populist parties in France and Italy is awakening an old fear in Europe: that public debt may be forcibly switched back into former national currencies if countries exit the monetary union.


Toshiba prepares to unveil nuclear hole, other perils threaten

Toshiba Corp will detail a writedown of close to US$6bil (RM26.69bil) after bruising cost overruns at its US nuclear arm, turning investor attention to the Japanese group's efforts to fix that and other balance sheet headaches.


Le Pen plan raises franc questions over France's euro debt pile

LONDON (Reuters) - Should France ditch the single currency under a president Le Pen, redenominating nearly 2 trillion euros of government bonds in "new francs" could be legally straightforward, but hundreds of billions of corporate debt would be left in limbo.


LSE to sell clearing unit to Euronext for US$533mil

LONDON: London Stock Exchange Group Plc agreed to sell its French clearing unit to Euronext NV for 510 million euros (US$533mil) in cash, putting it on course to end a 13-year combination that the company hopes will pacify competition watchdogs.


Indonesia penalises JPMorgan for rating its bonds 'underweight'

JAKARTA: Indonesia has penalised JPMorgan Chase & Co after the investment bank's research arm recommended a smaller exposure to the country's sovereign bonds, a senior finance ministry official said on Tuesday.


Writedown fears wipe US$5bil off Toshiba's value as it weighs options

TOKYO: A looming writedown at Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp <6502.T> has wiped almost $5 billion off its value in two days and prompted a credit rating downgrade on Wednesday, as the company grapples to plug a potential multi-billion dollar hole.


Singapore defaults seen as bellwether for 2017 Asia distress

HONG KONG: Singapore’s commodities-related defaults could turn out to be the canary in the mine.