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Business 25 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bond buying by Asian central banks can boost equities

Stock market strength will be underpinned indirectly this year if Asian central banks with surging foreign reserves maintain their voracious appetite for government bonds, analysts say.

Business 16 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Asian central banks map out new bond fund

Asian central banks announced yesterday a framework for a new fund to invest in local currency bonds with a view to enhancing the bond markets in the region.

Business 10 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

GIC: Asian central banks need to tighten policy

Asian central banks need to tighten monetary policy further to cope with inflation, a senior Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC) official said yesterday.

Business 22 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM

S.Korea Sees No Sign Of Asian Central Banks Selling Its Bonds

SEOUL: There has been no sign of any Asian central bank selling out of South Korea's domestic bond markets, a South Korean finance ministry official told Reuters on Thursday, despite concerns the recent markets turmoil could lead to heavy selling.

Business 12 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Asian central banks may halt further interest rate hikes

PETALING JAYA: Central banks in Asia, including Bank Negara, may halt further interest rate hikes on expectation that the global economic growth may slow down.

Business 05 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Change of guards at Asian central banks

Zeti and her Aussie counterpart Glenn Stevens among chiefs eyeing exit this year

Business 14 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Risks facing Asian investment banks

THE dilemma facing Asian central banks is the ability to adapt to the risk of normalisation of monetary policy in advanced economies, in particular the United States. Years of expansionary monetary policy in the US, with policy rates at almost zero, low long-term interest rates and expansionary balance sheet of the US Federal Reserve Bank, has reinforced a puzzling trend, the secular decline in real long term interest rates.

Business 12 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Interest rate hikes by M'sia and others a ‘vote of confidence’ in growth

SINGAPORE: Recent moves by Asian central banks to raise interest rates are a strong vote of confidence that the region will weather risks stemming from the European debt crisis, analysts say.

Business 07 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

SE Asia central banks in talks to overhaul FX forward rates from S'pore

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA: Southeast Asian central banks are in talks to overhaul the way reference rates for offshore currency derivatives are set following investigations by banks in Singapore that found traders in the city-state tried to manipulate the market, the president of Indonesia's foreign exchange industry group said.