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Central bank agrees to purchase US$27.4bil bonds
MASAYOSHI Son has been among the most fervent believers in the sharing economy, investing billions in startups that help people split the use of cars, rooms and offices. But as the coronavirus curtails unnecessary human interaction, it’s hammering such businesses and rattling the foundations of Son’s SoftBank Group Corp.
FRANKFURT: The worst rout in credit since the global financial crisis deepened in Asia despite the European Central Bank launching massive extra emergency stimulus and a cut in rates by its Australian counterpart.
TOKYO: Investors are growing increasingly skittish about the stability of Masayoshi Son’s empire.
NEW YORK/ TOKYO: Ian Burdette stared at his computer screens on Thursday afternoon in New York and could hardly believe his eyes.
HONG KONG: Energy bonds were hard hit in Asian trading on Monday, as global investors speculated the oil price slump could increase the risk of corporate defaults across the sector in 2020.
DUBAI: US Treasuries are the polar opposite of what emerging-market (EM) investors should be buying.
KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE: Emerging-market local-currency bonds especially in Asean countries should continue to prove more resilient than their equity counterparts amid the coronavirus outbreak thanks to proactive monetary policy and uncertainty over corporate earnings, according to market participants.
SYDNEY/TOKYO: Stock and currency markets in Thailand, South Korea and Australia are bearing the brunt of investors' scramble to hedge the mounting risks from a new viral outbreak in China during a long holiday on the mainland.
DUBAI (Reuters) - The cost of insuring against a potential debt default by Saudi Arabia has soared by a sixth since Friday's killing by a U.S. drone of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, bearing the brunt of a broader reaction in Middle Eastern markets.