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Business 29 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Australia's interbank rates to be based on actual market transactions

SYDNEY: Australia is scrapping the panel that sets its interbank lending rates after an exodus of banks from the panel, the first major market to dismantle the tarnished structure in the wake of the Libor rate-rigging scandal.

Business 08 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

JPMorgan joins UBS in exit from Australia rate setting panel

SYDNEY: JPMorgan Chase & Co is pulling out of the panel that sets Australia's benchmark interbank lending rates, joining UBS in an exodus from regional rate setting panels in the wake of the Libor rate rigging scandal

Business 28 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

BNM tightens rules on fixing onshore ringgit rates

Bank Negara Malaysia moved on Thursday to tighten rules on the fixing of onshore reference rates for the ringgit currency and "enhance the quality and integrity" of the process.

Business 04 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Morgan Stanley trader was probed at Goldman

NEW YORK: Morgan Stanley hired former Goldman Sachs trader Edward Glenn Hadden to run its Treasury bond desk last year, even though his former employer had placed the trader on paid leave for about a year following an internal inquiry, said three people familiar with the situation.

Business 03 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street's detour around rules aimed to safeguard world's US$640tril over-the-counter derivatives market

SINGAPORE: Wall Street banks are looking to help offshore clients sidestep new U.S. rules designed to safeguard the world's $640 trillion over-the-counter derivatives market, taking advantage of an exemption that risks undermining U.S. regulators' efforts.

Business 31 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

U.S. stock markets to reopen on Wed after worst storm in 75-years

NEW YORK: Major U.S. stock exchanges expect to reopen on Wednesday(Wednesday night in Malaysia) after Sandy, the worst storm to hit New York in nearly 75 years, closed trading for two days.

Business 30 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Hurricane Sandy strengthens as storm barrels toward coast

NEW YORK BOSTON: Hurricane Sandy, the Atlantic's largest-ever tropical storm, will strike the East Coast today with a life-threatening surge, emptying the streets of the nation's largest cities and lashing a region of 60 million with gales, rain and even snow.

Business 29 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

U.S. stock markets closed as storm hobbles New York(update)

NEW YORK: U.S. stock and options markets will be closed on Monday, and possibly Tuesday, as regulators, exchanges and brokers worry about the integrity of markets and the safety of employees in the face of Hurricane Sandy.

World 29 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

U.S. stock markets closed as storm hobbles New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock and options markets will be closed on Monday, and possibly Tuesday, as regulators, exchanges and brokers worry about the integrity of markets and the safety of employees in the face of Hurricane Sandy.

World 28 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street to open Monday as storm hobbles New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street firms prepared to open for business on Monday at least with skeletal staff, booking hotel rooms for key employees and leaning on offices in other cities as Hurricane Sandy forced the New York mass transit system to shut down, leaving tens of thousands of employees stuck at home.