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    1. November 18, 2014

      Iron ore hit by weak Chinese housing

      Iron ore fell to a five-year low on Tuesday as China’s property market showed renewed signs of weakness. Benchmark...

    2. November 6, 2014

      Gold price bears take charge of bullion

      When the price of gold collapsed in the summer of 2013 Chinese buyers stepped in sensing a bargain, in the process putting...

    1. October 29, 2014

      Xiaomi set to secure $1bn loan to fuel push into new markets

      Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is set to sign off on a $1bn loan in coming days, securing funding from 29 banks as it looks...

    2. September 28, 2014

      Mike Smith, ANZ: ‘I used to be too blunt’

      The fact that Mike Smith owns a collection of Aston Martins and Jaguar cars might seem unremarkable. A love of tinkering...

    3. September 18, 2014

      ASX plans A$65m investment in Yieldbroker 

      ASX, the Australian exchange, is seeking its first foray into over-the-counter derivatives trading by offering to buy a 49...

    4. September 7, 2014

      L&G reshuffles Australia for Chinese growth

      Legal & General Investment Management’s Paul Hilsley is reshuffling the Australian allocation within his £200m Asian Income...

    5. September 3, 2014

      Export dip weighs on Australian growth

      Australia’s economy slowed in the three months to end of June as a dip in exports cooled growth that had reached its fastest...

    6. July 13, 2014

      Lenders seek Myanmar banking entrée

      Dozens of foreign banks are pushing to launch licensed operations in Myanmar, in a bid round closing on Monday that reveals...

    7. June 25, 2014

      Singapore to launch gold contract

      Singapore has unveiled plans for an exchange-traded gold contract, boosting its ambitions to become Southeast Asia’s gold...

    8. April 30, 2014

      US stocks pare gains after strong spending data

      Thursday 21.00 BST: US stocks lost momentum at the end of the global session after rising earlier, supported by a buoyant...

    9. January 21, 2014

      Standard Chartered back atop takeover target list

      When Standard Chartered and HSBC engaged in a £500m bidding war for Royal Bank of Scotland more than 30 years ago, it did...

    10. January 20, 2014

      Companies flock to Europe to raise cash

      A growing number of global multinationals are turning to the European debt capital markets to raise funds, taking advantage...

    11. October 25, 2013

      S&P 500 ends week at record high

      Friday 21:15 BST. The S&P 500 reached yet another record high at the end of a week in which mounting speculation that US...

    12. October 3, 2013

      Singapore targets golden trading future

      Not content with its efforts to become Asia’s regional hub for the trading of commodities such as coal, iron ore and crude...

    13. August 20, 2013

      Money goes mobile in Papua New Guinea’s frontier market

      Where Africa’s banks led in pioneering the development of mobile money, setting up Kenya’s successful M-Pesa money transfer...

    14. August 20, 2013

      Dodging the bank robbers to tap growth in Papua New Guinea

      Bank South Pacific, the largest lender by customers and assets in Papua New Guinea, closed its branch in Kerema, the main...

    15. August 9, 2013

      The Macro Sweep: China, Canada, France

      Can it be that the slowdown is bottoming out in China? After Thursday’s positive trade data, China released a barrage of...

    16. May 20, 2013

      Aussie dollar faces struggle to reclaim parity as cracks deepen

      When the Reserve Bank of Australia cut the benchmark cash rate to a record low earlier this month, it was a clear indication...

    17. May 15, 2013

      Dish Network gains edge in battle for Sprint with $9bn financing

      Dish Network has lined up financing on its $25.5bn bid for Sprint Nextel, overcoming attempts by its rival suitor SoftBank...

    18. May 9, 2013

      US companies tap investor rush for junk

      Corporate borrowers with fragile balance sheets are ramping up new debt sales this week, taking advantage of strong investor...

    19. May 3, 2013

      Macquarie posts first rise in annual profits in three years

      Macquarie Group has recorded an increase in annual profits for the first time in three years and announced a big dividend...

    20. April 8, 2013

      China opens Aussie dollar direct trading

      Direct currency trading between the Australian dollar and the renminbi will begin this week, Julia Gillard, Australian prime...

    21. April 1, 2013

      China’s manufacturing picks up speed

      Chinese factory output expanded at its fastest pace in almost a year in March, but the rise was slower than most economists...

    22. March 13, 2013

      S&P 11 points shy of all-time high

      Wednesday 20:05 GMT. Wall Street staged a tentative rebound in afternoon trading, pushing the S&P 500 closer to an all-time...

    23. February 15, 2013

      Rally stalls as focus turns to currencies

      Friday 21.10 GMT. Traders were in cautious mood as resurgent concerns about the health of the European economy and wariness...

    24. February 8, 2013

      ICBC named sole Singapore renminbi clearer

      China has designated one of its biggest state-owned banks, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China as the sole clearing bank...

    25. December 9, 2012

      Yen / won – currency clashes

      It ain’t what you say or do, it’s the way that you deliver it. Politicians know that and so do the markets. Japan and South...

    26. November 29, 2012

      Australian banks – high and dry

      Yeah, yeah. Bank targets 15 per cent return on equity. We’ve heard that one before. What looked like a disappointing return...

    27. November 19, 2012

      Australia makes housing growth a priority

      Just outside the small town of Branxton work will shortly begin on a big new construction project. Called Huntlee it will be...

    28. November 8, 2012

      Banks in China – glad hands?

      What bank would not want a piece of a market that has doubled in six years and should repeat the feat in a further eight?...

    29. October 24, 2012

      Australian banks in focus ahead of results

      When the Australian bank reporting season starts on Thursday with annual results from ANZ Bank the focus of investors will...

    30. October 1, 2012

      China manufacturing remains sluggish

      China’s manufacturing activity stabilised in September but at a weak level that analysts said could prompt the government to...

    31. September 10, 2012

      Trade numbers expose China weakness

      Chinese imports fell in August while exports grew less than expected in the latest sign of weakness in the world’s...

    32. September 4, 2012

      Global groups dash to debt markets

      Some of the world’s largest companies rushed to borrow money in debt markets on Tuesday, taking advantage of strong investor...

    33. August 17, 2012

      ANZ extends pay freeze for 900 top staff

      Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has moved to defuse some of the criticism of bank profits in Australia and...

    34. July 20, 2012

      Renminbi hits bottom of dollar trade band

      The renminbi fell by 1 per cent against the dollar on Friday, the first time that the Chinese currency has fallen that much...

    35. May 14, 2012

      Asia mixed after China easing

      It was a mixed picture for Asian shares after China took further steps to shore up its slowing economy by cutting banks’...

    36. May 11, 2012

      Asia falls on global slowdown fears

      Asian shares retreated as investors were spooked by JPMorgan’s $2bn trading losses, and weak economic data from China,...

    37. May 7, 2012

      RBS picks Australian to run retail arm

      Royal Bank of Scotland has again tapped the Australian banking market, appointing a senior executive from the country’s...

    38. May 7, 2012

      Indonesia growth eases to 6.3%

      Indonesia’s growth slowed moderately last quarter, but economists remained positive that consumption and foreign investment...

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