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    1. May 24, 2016

      Q&A: How scandal in Malaysia hit a Swiss private bank

      Regulators in Europe and Asia have cracked down on BSI, the Swiss private bank, over alleged money-laundering failings...

    2. May 24, 2016

      Regulators accuse Swiss bank BSI over 1MDB scandal

      Authorities in Europe and Asia have taken dramatic action against Swiss private bank BSI, accusing it of serious...

    3. May 24, 2016

      Nirvana Asia’s founder – a fortune from funerals

      Unlike many door-to-door sales agents, Nirvana Asia’s can honestly tell potential customers that their product is...

    4. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Singapore and Swiss authorities crack down on BSI amid 1MDB probe

      Authorities in Singapore and Switzerland have imposed fines on Swiss private bank BSI after ruling it has committed...

    5. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Taiwan export orders fall at double expected rate

      Taiwan’s export orders fell at more than double the expected rate in April, underscoring the difficulties faced by the...

    6. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      New York steps into battle for Rmb status

      New York is making a bid to join Hong Kong, London, and Singapore as a renminbi trading centre with the launch of the...

    7. May 18, 2016

      Credit Suisse targets rich Thais

      Credit Suisse is targeting rich Thais in the latest move by a Swiss bank to tap Asian markets where private wealth...

    8. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Reuters plans new editorial hub in Nottingham

      Reuters is planning to build a new editorial operation in Nottingham, as the world’s biggest news organisation becomes...

    9. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Singapore export contraction moderated in April

      Singapore’s exports fell again last month, but at almost half their previous rate of contraction. Non-oil exports fell...

    10. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      HNA Group in talks to buy Singapore logistics firm CWT

      China’s HNA Group has begun exclusive negotiations with the controlling shareholder of one of Singapore’s largest...

    11. May 15, 2016

      Singapore takes on Hong Kong as China luxury hotspot

      Hermès is relaunching its flagship Singapore store in a bet on growth in Southeast Asia at a time when its rival...

    12. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Noble Group hoards cash; income slides

      Noble Group has reported a 60 per cent decline in first quarter income as the Hong Kong-based commodity trader was...

    13. May 11, 2016

      Glencore hires bulk of Noble’s London gasoline team

      Glencore has hired a trio of London-based gasoline traders from Noble Group, in a setback for the Hong Kong-based...

    14. May 6, 2016

      Singapore to spend A$2.25bn on Australia military training deal

      Singapore will spend A$2.25bn upgrading military training facilities in Australia and more than double the number of...

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      May 6, 2016

      Foreign businesses must navigate obstacles of India's market

      When inspecting the current macro- and microeconomic contexts of India, one will find that the nation is not only...

    16. May 6, 2016

      Singapore banks become a hotbed for ‘fintech’

      Banks have long used data analysis to predict market movements, investment returns, even risks of customer fraud. But...

    17. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: PMI Monday

      Unless PMIs and the yen are your thing, then it’s shaping up to be a quiet Monday. Four days after the Bank of Japan’s...

    18. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      Japan leads Asian markets lower in quiet session

      Japanese shares were leading Asia lower after the yen hit its strongest level in 18 months in a holiday-affected...

    19. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: PMIs, Japan returns

      Dented sentiment from a messy and at time surprising week look hard to shake as investors gear up for a new month...

    20. April 29, 2016

      China’s white collar wages outstrip Japan, Korea

      The salaries of senior company managers in China have overtaken those of counterparts in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan...

    21. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      UK becomes second-largest offshore Rmb clearing centre

      Move over, Singapore. There’s a new favoured clearing centre for the renminbi on the global scene. The UK unseated the...

    22. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      1MDB defaults on bond after missing interest payment

      Malaysia’s state development fund 1MDB said it had not made an interest payment of $50.3m on a $1.75bn bond following a...

    23. April 25, 2016

      Julius Baer looks east with Asia hiring drive to capture wealth

      Julius Baer has joined the list of Swiss banks heating up the Asian hiring market, with Switzerland’s third largest...

    24. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Abu Dhabi fund will pay interest on 1MDB bonds 'but only after default'

      Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic) announced on Monday that it would make interest payments...

    25. April 22, 2016

      Singapore charges former private banker with money laundering

      Singapore has charged a former private banker with money-laundering offences following an investigation linked to...

    26. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Large chemical fire at Chinese port city contained

      Authorities in the coastal Chinese province of Jiangsu claim to have contained a huge chemical fire hours after it...

    27. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Malaysia Air chief Mueller to exit in September

      Christoph Mueller, the chief executive brought in to turn around Malaysia Airlines following two of the world’s most...

    28. April 18, 2016

      Connections, not armies, make countries powerful

      During the cold war, military might and economic clout were the measures of power that mattered. Today — in an...

    29. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Abu Dhabi wealth fund pulls support for 1MDB

      Negotiations have broken down between an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund and 1MDB, Malaysia’s state investment fund,...

    30. April 18, 2016

      UBP ramps up Asia efforts on back of Coutts international deal

      Geneva-based Union Bancaire Privée, which bought the international business of the centuries-old UK bank Coutts last...

    31. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Qantas shares plunge on expansion cutback

      Shares in Qantas slumped on Monday after the Australian flagcarrier cut its planned domestic capacity expansion, citing...

    32. April 17, 2016

      China investors target Southeast Asia

      After a record-breaking first quarter of 2016 for Chinese outbound mergers and acquisitions focused on the US and...

    33. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Eyes on China

      Investors turn their attention to China this morning ahead of a raft of data including March quarter GDP. US and...

    34. April 14, 2016

      US and European stocks extend gains

      Thursday 21:30 BST. US and European equities pushed higher on Thursday with monetary policy, oil prices and corporate...

    35. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Market Minute vid: European caution; surprise from Singapore

      Top market themes for the day, in one minute: More video...

    36. April 14, 2016

      Singapore loosens monetary policy

      Singapore’s central bank has become the latest to ease monetary policy in response to the deteriorating global economic...

    37. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Singapore easing catches markets off guard; oil stumbles

      European and US equity gauges are taking a breather after their latest rally to multi-month highs, with monetary...

    38. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Singapore loosens monetary policy

      Singapore’s central bank has loosened monetary policy as economic growth stalled in the first three months of this...

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