Asia bourses up as Fed keeps options open

Fed on track to lift US rates this year but still assessing timing

ITG may pay record $20.3m penalty to SEC

Brokerage faces fine for violations at prop trading pilot

Yellen sends a carefully crafted signal

New Fed statement marginally lifts chances of September rate rise

GIC expects a decade of low returns

Sovereign wealth fund reports best performance since 2005

SE Asian consumers switch to ecommerce

Online trade flourishes but operations hindered by high costs

Brazil downgrade threat is danger sign

Markets shrug off the news but investors should not take heart from that

Hikma boosts rally on US expansion hopes

Earnings spur FTSE 100 higher by 1.2%

Corn retreats after US weather brightens

Rain fears ease, pushing prices to four-week low

Zurich says any offer for RSA may be in cash only

Swiss suitor likely to wait until UK insurer reports results before bidding

Lagarde plays down China stock jitters

Asian economy is ‘resilient and strong’, says IMF chief

Oil reverses losses on supply data surprise

US energy department says stockpiles down by 4.2m barrels last week

‘World currency means never saying sorry’

Escape from dollar zone requires opening up markets

Trade propels renminbi on to global stage

Currency of world’s largest exporter sees less traction on capital markets

Dim sum bond market appeal cools

Onshore and offshore likely to meld as the differences break down

China seeks recognition in SDR club

Consequences will be both symbolic and real

Renminbi: What lies ahead?

Currency intervention problem is threatening to resurface