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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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?...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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’...

  29. 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,...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. May 2, 2012

    Asia lifted by US and China growth hopes

    Asian shares edged higher as solid manufacturing data from the US and China bolstered confidence in the global economic...

  33. April 11, 2012

    US disposal would bolster Aviva

    Andrew Moss, chief executive of Aviva, is famously discreet. So his suggestion that the insurance brontosaur might sell its...

  34. April 9, 2012

    Chinese inflation rises in March

    Chinese consumer inflation rebounded in March, leaving policy makers less room to ease monetary conditions to support a...

  35. April 2, 2012

    Sino-Forest investor to push restructuring

    Richard Chandler, the New Zealand billionaire and biggest shareholder of Sino-Forest, has hired a team to plan a rescue...

  36. March 22, 2012

    Working in Australia: Hiring slows as demand from banks goes flat

    Sydney’s balmy weather was what lured Victoria Biggs, a financial services recruiter, to the harbour city from london in...

  37. March 21, 2012

    China property fears put bond revival at risk

    The return of Chinese property developers to the international bond markets in recent weeks highlights a surge in investor...

  38. March 14, 2012

    Australian stocks face earnings headwinds

    It may boast one of the fastest-growing economies in the developed world, a triple A credit rating and a currency...

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