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Business 06 Jan 2014 | 7:54 AM

China bond issues vanish as debt crackdown takes hold

SHANGHAI: Concern about China's debt load is mounting, but there are signs that higher interest rates may finally be helping the country get to grips with the wasteful investment and excessive borrowing that has fuelled the economy since the global financial crisis.

Business 18 Feb 2014 | 5:27 PM

KLCI slips on SapuraKencana, Genting losses

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's FBM KLCI closed lower on Tuesday on profit taking on key stocks including SapuraKencana Petroleum, Genting Bhd and Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) as the broader market showed some signs of caution.

Business 28 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

China lenders want financial products treated as retail deposits

BEIJING: The China Banking Association (CBA) is lobbying regulators to cap the yields on online money market funds, according to two bankers, in the boldest effort yet by banks to answer the threat from online financial products.

Business 27 Feb 2014 | 11:32 AM

Asian shares soft as Ukraine dampens risk sentiment

TOKYO: Asian shares struggled to find a solid footing on Thursday as escalating tensions in Ukraine sent investors scurrying to the safety of the dollar and US Treasuries.

Business 11 Mar 2014 | 8:27 AM

China concerns hit commodities, little collateral damage as yet

SYDNEY: Asian markets were set for another tense session on Tuesday as worries about China's economy continue to reverberate, taking a particularly hard toll on commodity prices.

Business 20 Mar 2014 | 7:37 AM

Dollar, bond yields jolted higher by Fed talk

SYDNEY: The US dollar was holding hefty gains in Asia on Thursday as investors wrestled with the risk that US interest rates could rise sooner and faster than previously thought, pressuring stock and bond prices.

TECH 18 Apr 2014 | 4:28 PM

China issues banking rules to strengthen online payment security

China will limit the amount of money consumers can transfer to third-party online payment platforms, aiming to protect banks and consumers from fraud amid an explosion of online and mobile payment transactions.

Commodities 15 Apr 2014 | 12:09 PM

China may have 1,000 tonnes of gold tied in financing: WGC

SINGAPORE: Chinese firms could have locked up as much as 1,000 tonnes of gold in financing deals, an industry report said, indicating a big a slice of imports has been used to raise funds due to tight credit conditions, rather than to meet consumer demand.

Business 24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Factory activity shrinks in China

BEIJING: China’s factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signalling economic weakness into the second quarter, a preliminary survey showed, although the pace of decline eased helped by policy steps to arrest the slowdown.

Banking 04 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Asian currencies to hold ground against dollar

BANGALORE: Asian currencies will probably hold their ground until the end of the year and then weaken in early 2015 when a long awaited US dollar rally is expected to kick in, a Reuters poll of foreign exchange strategists showed.