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      February 11, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Sell-off set to continue

      Money, money, money, must be funny, in a negative rates world. Another bout of risk aversion washed through global...

    2. February 11, 2016

      Gulf states’ spending splurge set to open door to private sector

      Bahrain and Saudi Arabia announced plans on Thursday to expand the King Fahd Causeway linking the two countries from 17...

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      Despite the regional gloom of geopolitical unrest, low oil prices and a softer propert...
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    1. February 11, 2016

      M&A: China’s world of debt

      The warnings are clear for ChemChina. The company behind China Inc’s biggest outward investment bid will be hoping to...

    2. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Rio Tinto's dividend in focus

      Has the day of reckoning arrived? Ahead of its annual results today, Rio Tinto shares are down 1.8 per cent in Sydney,...

    3. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Asian stocks still down as Hang Seng pares early fall

      Hong Kong shares regained some composure after an initial 4 per cent drop as investors weighed a warning from Federal...

    4. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: [rubs eyes] An up day?

      A warning on the impact of global financial market turbulence from Janet Yellen and a flat finish from Wall Street may...

    5. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      S&P: QE 'exacerbates' inequality

      Desperate times call for desperate measures. But what of the long-term consequences? The Bank of England was of course...

    6. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: midweek sell-off

      European stocks are set to drop after another sharp slide for Japanese markets today. With the yen strengthening again,...

    7. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Asian markets off by 2% as sell-off continues

      The sell-off for Asian markets deepened on Wednesday morning as benchmarks took little comfort from a mild retreat on...

    8. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Australian market enters bear territory

      First Japan, now Australia…. Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 is also in a bear market, its fall of 2.2 per cent on Wednesday...

    9. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Rebound hopes fade fast

      Japanese and Australian shares forfeited early gains as investors remain captive to volatility in oil prices and...

    10. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      S&P cuts ratings on 4 US banks with oil exposure

      S&P has lowered its credit ratings on 4 US regional banks with large exposure to energy, on expectations that the...

    11. February 9, 2016

      Wall Street struggles in choppy trading

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. US stocks struggled to regain their composure following the previous session’s sharp sell-off as...

    12. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      S&P takes ratings actions on 45 US energy companies

      Standard & Poor’s has taken ratings actions on 45 junk-rated energy exploration and production companies as the...

    13. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Chesapeake cut deeper into junk by S&P

      Chesapeake Energy is sliding deeper into junk territory. Chesapeake was downgraded one notch to triple-C by credit...

    14. February 9, 2016

      Five reasons behind US bank stocks sell-off

      US bank stocks have suffered a brutal start to 2016. Out of the 90 stocks on the S&P financials index, just eight were...

    15. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Japanese stocks down 5% as global rout continues

      Japanese and Australian financial markets were in a spin on Tuesday, with bank shares tumbling after a global sell-off,...

    16. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Financials lead Japanese stocks 4% lower, ASX down 2.3%

      It’s shaping up to be a very ugly day. Twenty minutes after the open, and the Nikkei 225 is down 3.9 per cent, having...

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      February 8, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Bank stocks to lead sell-off

      Asian bank stocks are set for a hammering today after their US and European peers found themselves on the brunt of a...

    18. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: new year, new calm

      Kung Hei Fat Choy! Remember what happened across markets in Asia Pacific at the beginning of 2016? Well, the second...

    19. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Japanese, Australian shares slip in quiet trade

      Japanese and Australian shares pared early declines in a subdued session for Asia with most markets closed for the...

    20. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Happy lunar new year

      Xin nian kuai le! Gong hey fat choy! Or just happy Chinese new year.   Well, the good news is that the FT Hong Kong’s...

    21. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      US stocks drop gathers steam

      US stocks began Friday on the back foot following the latest snapshot of the US jobs market, and the sell-off is...

    22. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Syngenta on 'negative watch' after ChemChina bid

      Standard & Poor’s has put Syngenta on negative credit watch following ChemChina’s $43bn bid for the Swiss seed-maker...

    23. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: the sea, the sea

      Little attention is being paid to the continent’s biggest frontier: the sea. New data have highlighted the extent to...

    24. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Asian markets slide ahead of US payrolls

      Asian markets were slipping ahead of a highly anticipated US jobs report on Friday and its implications for the Federal...

    25. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Fast Asian Open: That sinking feeling?

      A raft of weak economic data on global manufacturing, including readings from China, dented positive sentiment on US...

    26. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Dollar moves in focus

      Ahead of the highly-anticipated US jobs report later today, Asian markets look set to diverge this morning. US and...

    27. February 4, 2016

      S&P downgrades Glencore to just above junk

      Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Glencore’s debt to one notch above junk, citing the “challenging outlook” for the...

    28. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      S&P cuts Glencore to brink of junk

      Glencore’s debt has been downgraded to one notch above junk by Standard & Poor’s because of the “challenging outlook”...

    29. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      McGraw Hill Financial to be renamed 'S&P Global'

      It’s a name change that at least sounds like it didn’t require an army of highly paid consultants to come up with....

    30. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      UK-listed BHP, Rio follow big Australian bounce

      Resources juggernauts BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto posted near-record gains in Australia today: will the move continue...

    31. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Boris and Brexit

      BoJo is poised to enter the Brexit debate. David Cameron is expected to win the eleventh-hour backing of Boris Johnson,...

    32. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Asian shares mostly higher on oil's jump

      A slide in the US dollar as investors delayed rate rise expectations and a sharp jump in oil prices set most Asian...

    33. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Another day, another oil price swing

      Asian stocks look unlikely to recoup heavy declines from yesterday’s session, despite a sharp recovery in the oil price...

    34. February 3, 2016

      Funds reverse bullish bets on banks

      When Wall Street suffered a dive on Tuesday, many investors took the current default position of bemoaning further...

    35. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Oil dictates play, Syngenta

      European markets are set to drop this morning as oil prices took another leg lower during the Asian session on...

    36. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Oil stocks lead decline for Asian markets

      Asian markets have slumped in morning trading, again following the oil price lower. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is down 3 per...

    37. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      NAB shares slide after Clydesdale spin-off

      National Australia Bank’s (Clydesdale) horse has finally been unbolted. Shares in the Australian lender were down...

    38. February 3, 2016

      Standard & Poor’s cuts ratings of US oil and gas groups

      Standard & Poor’s has cut the credit ratings of some leading US oil and gas companies, including Chevron, the country’s...

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