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Banking 19 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Can the central bank wipe out NDF?

FROM the perspective of Bank Negara, the root of all speculation lies in the offshore non-deliverable forwards (NDF), an investment instrument which is primarily traded in Singapore.

Business 18 Nov 2016 | 5:24 PM

Stocks falter; euro hits dollar low for year

LONDON: European stock markets mostly declined on Friday and the euro struck a near 12-month low against the dollar on sky-high expectations of a US interest rate hike in December.

Markets 18 Nov 2016 | 4:31 AM

Ringgit, KLCI continue to fall

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit continues on a losing streak against the US dollar on Friday while the benchmark FBM KLCI remains under pressure.

Corporate News 18 Nov 2016 | 2:33 AM

Wall street stocks lifted by data, earnings Yellen remarks

NEW YORK: The benchmark S&P 500 index rose to within a hair of its record high on Thursday as bank stocks got a boost from bets on higher interest rates and consumer discretionary stocks were helped by economic data and earnings.

Business 18 Nov 2016 | 1:26 AM

Breakfast briefing: Friday, November 18

Breakfast briefing: Friday, November 18

Business 18 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Trudeau's tighter mortgage rules likely Canada's last

OTTAWA: In 2006, in the middle of one the hottest years on record for Canadian housing, then Bank of Canada governor David Dodge sent a testy letter to his counterpart at the country’s mortgage insurer warning about lax standards fuelling demand for homes. Today, Dodge has new words of caution: worry more about supply.

Business 18 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

In vino veritas as leading Spanish fund surges on Rioja epiphany

MADRID: The man beating most Spanish equity managers has a table wine to thank for one of his best investment ideas.

Business 18 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Bank Negara seen keeping overnight policy rate at 3%

Standard Chartered Research joins other research houses in forecast

Community 18 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Emphasis on UPSR English language programmes pays off

JOHOR BARU: The state government’s effort to place more emphasis on the English language in primary schools was reflected in this year’s Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) results, said the Johor Education Department.

Economy 17 Nov 2016 | 7:26 AM

Singapore's exports slump, Trump raise recession risks

SINGAPORE: Singapore's exports in October contracted sharply as sales to major markets fell, raising the risk of a recession in the trade-dependent economy amid heightened uncertainty around global trade in the wake of Donald Trump's US election victory.