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SHANGHAI/BEIJING: China will roll out counter-cyclical measures at an appropriate time if policy tightening by major world economies leads to currency market fluctuations becoming too large, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Friday.
HONG KONG (AFP): Markets in Asia fluctuated Friday (Oct 21) following a record-breaking lead from Wall Street, while a report that troubled developer China Evergrande had paid interest on an overdue bond a day before the deadline eased concerns over a default.
BANGKOK: Thailand’s central bank has temporarily suspended home-mortgage lending limits to revive the sluggish property market and pandemic-hit economy, fuelling a rally in shares of real estate developers.
HONG KONG (AFP): Most Asian markets rose Thursday (Oct 21) following another strong Wall Street lead as positive earnings continued to smother inflation and taper worries, while Hong Kong fluctuated and Evergrande tumbled with the property giant resuming trading after saying a unit sale had fallen through.
PETALING JAYA: The Asia-Pacific economy, including Malaysia, is coming out of an extremely weak third quarter, according to Moody’s Analytics.
BEIJING: China’s central bank set the reference rate for the yuan at a weaker-than-expected level as the currency’s surge threatens to derail growth in the world’s second-largest economy. It also boosted short-term liquidity.
OTTAWA: Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) last week sold its first Canadian dollar bond in a decade. Now it’s looking to establish itself as a regular issuer in the euro market.
HONG KONG (AFP): Asian markets advanced further on Wednesday (Oct 20), joining a global rally fuelled by strong earnings, while investors were keeping tabs on comments from the Federal Reserve as it prepares to bring an end to its vast financial support programme.
BENGALURU: The Federal Reserve will wait until 2023 before raising interest rates, according to a majority of economists in a Reuters poll who nonetheless said the greater risk for the U.S. economy was persistently higher inflation over the coming year.