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    1. Fast FT

      7 hours ago

      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...

    2. Fast FT

      9 hours ago

      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...

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    1. Fast FT

      12 hours ago

      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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Market Minute vid: European caution; surprise from Singapore

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

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. April 12, 2016

      Tough Mudder targets Asia and Middle East with IMG partnership

      Tough Mudder is exporting the electric shocks, mud pits and ice baths of its extreme obstacle courses to Asia and the...

    22. April 11, 2016

      Singapore’s first family plays out public feud on Facebook

      A public feud has erupted in Singapore’s first family, with the prime minister forced to issue a rebuttal after his...

    23. April 10, 2016

      Singapore start-up trials autonomous drones

      A multinational energy services company is launching a pilot project to operate drones that can recharge and transmit...

    24. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Entire 1MDB board offers to resign

      The entire board of Malaysia’s scandal-hit 1MDB state investment fund has offered to resign. 1MDB (1Malaysia...

    25. April 7, 2016

      Barclays to sell Asia wealth division to OCBC for $320m

      Barclays has agreed to sell its wealth and investment management business in Singapore and Hong Kong to Singapore’s...

    26. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Financial centre rankings: Rule Britannia; Singapore trumps HK

      London has retained the top slot in the latest Global Financial Centres Index rankings, but the upper echelons are...

    27. April 4, 2016

      Asia’s rally poses dilemma for investors

      What is the difference between a nervous relief rally and a confident pick-up in risk appetite? Look at Asia’s...

    28. April 1, 2016

      Global regulators press banks for information in 1MDB case

      International investigators are seeking information from banks as part of a widening probe into the financial scandal...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      March 31, 2016

      Blue in the face

      Blue Man Group performs during a media preview in Singapore   ...

    30. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      FirstFT - The company that bribed the world

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. The company that bribed the world A vast...

    31. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Yellen rally to round out March quarter

      The cautious words of Janet Yellen look set to work their magic on Asian markets for a second day. That should see...

    32. Fast FT

      March 28, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Japan opens higher in quiet session

      It’s likely to remain quiet today with a number of markets around the world still enjoying the Easter long weekend and...

    33. March 27, 2016

      Oil services groups ditch Singapore for Malaysia

      Multinational oil services companies are pulling staff out of Singapore and relocating to neighbouring Malaysia to cut...

    34. March 27, 2016

      Norway’s oil fund increases bet on property markets

      Norway’s $830bn oil fund plans to double the size of its property team as the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund...

    35. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Sliding lower

      Taking their lead from Wall Street, Asian markets look set for a soft day in the run-up (for some) to the Easter long...

    36. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Caution after rally, Brussels bombing

      Markets were already starting to lose some steam after last week’s rally, but a series of bomb attacks in Brussels on...

    37. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      Vitol oil volumes jump 13% in 2015

      Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trader, posted a large jump in oil volumes in 2015 as the crash in prices...

    38. MBA blog

      March 18, 2016

      MBAs dip their toes into venture capitalism

      The Venture Capital Investment Competition started in 1998 as an educational event for MBAs to learn about venture...

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