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Channel NewsAsia
No Chinese New Year cheer for Singapore shares as STI slumpsSINGAPORE: The Republic's benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) fell more than 2
No Chinese New Year cheer for Singapore shares as STI slumps
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 hours ago
SINGAPORE: The Republic's benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) fell more than 2 per cent upon returning from a two-day break on Wednesday (Feb 10), tracking sharp losses in the region. As of 10.22 am, the STI was last seen 1.9 per cent lower at... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
No Chinese New Year cheer for Singapore shares as STI slumpsSINGAPORE: The Republic's benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) fell more than 2
No Chinese New Year cheer for Singapore shares as STI slumps
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 hours ago
SINGAPORE: The Republic's benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) fell more than 2 per cent upon returning from a two-day break on Wednesday (Feb 10), tracking sharp losses in the region. As of 10.22 am, the STI was last seen 1.9 per cent lower at... Read more
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Orange County Register
Women CEOs a scarce O.C. resourceMicrosemi, a major chipmaker, has no women among its highest-paid executives. A
Women CEOs a scarce O.C. resource
Orange County Register / Posted 3 days ago
Microsemi, a major chipmaker, has no women among its highest-paid executives. And none on its board of directors. Until recently, that wasn’t an issue. “Tech companies convinced ourselves, ‘Oh, there are so few engineering-minded females,’” says... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Economists cautious on 2016 outlook for Southeast AsiaThe global economic malaise continues to cast a long shadow over Southeast Asia
Economists cautious on 2016 outlook for Southeast Asia
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
The global economic malaise continues to cast a long shadow over Southeast Asian economies even though Indonesia, in particular, did reasonably well last year. The latest data reflects the toll on the region’s countries by the entrenched equity rout... Read more
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The Star
Indonesia economy gains speed in Q4, outlook brightensIndonesia's economy grew 5.04% in October-December from a year earlier, support
Indonesia economy gains speed in Q4, outlook brightens
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
Indonesia's economy grew 5.04% in October-December from a year earlier, supported by government spending. The Reuters photo shows a worker tracking shipping containers in Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta, Indonesia. JAKARTA: Indonesia’s economy... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Indonesia 2015 GDP slowest in 6 yearsA vendor waits for customers at a market stall in Tanah Abang market in Jakarta
Indonesia 2015 GDP slowest in 6 years
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 5 days ago
A vendor waits for customers at a market stall in Tanah Abang market in Jakarta Feb 4. Indonesia's economy picked up speed in the fourth quarter but full-year growth was still the slowest since the global financial crisis as weak consumption,... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Indonesia 2015 GDP slowest in 6 yrs despite Q4 pickupA vendor waits for customers at a market stall in Tanah Abang market in Jakarta
Indonesia 2015 GDP slowest in 6 yrs despite Q4 pickup
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 5 days ago
A vendor waits for customers at a market stall in Tanah Abang market in Jakarta Feb 4. Indonesia's economy picked up speed in the fourth quarter but full-year growth was still the slowest since the global financial crisis as weak consumption,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
HSBC to transfer business units to Singapore-incorporated entity by MaySINGAPORE: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Singapore branc
HSBC to transfer business units to Singapore-incorporated entity by May
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Singapore branch on Friday (Feb 5) announced its plans to transfer its Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM) business units to a locally incorporated subsidiary by May 9. In a... Read more
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Orange County Register
Lucy DunnJob: President and CEO of the Orange County Business Council Bio: A graduate o
Lucy Dunn
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
Job: President and CEO of the Orange County Business Council Bio: A graduate of Cal State Fullerton and Western State University College of Law, Dunn became a home building executive after practicing law. She was the first female president of the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Maybank in talks to incorporate Singapore operationsSINGAPORE: Malaysian lender Maybank on Thursday (Feb 4) said that it has held t
Maybank in talks to incorporate Singapore operations
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
SINGAPORE: Malaysian lender Maybank on Thursday (Feb 4) said that it has held talks to incorporate its operations in Singapore, and that the city-state "is an important part of the bank’s strategy to continue growing its international business". "We... Read more
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Market Watch
Oil continues march higher, but analysts see move as short-livedCrude-oil prices continued to move up in early Asia trade Thursday buoyed by a
Oil continues march higher, but analysts see move as short-lived
Market Watch / Posted 6 days ago
Crude-oil prices continued to move up in early Asia trade Thursday buoyed by a weaker dollar, in a revival that is likely to be short-lived as supply continues to outpace demand. Oil prices have fallen sharply for nearly two years, squeezed by an... Read more
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Finance Asia
HK watchdog rebukes Goldman SachsHong Kong's securities regulator publicly censured Goldman Sachs on Tuesday for
HK watchdog rebukes Goldman Sachs
Finance Asia / Posted 8 days ago
Hong Kong's securities regulator publicly censured Goldman Sachs on Tuesday for its conduct while advising local bank Wing Hang on its takeover by Singapore’s Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation. Goldman Sachs’s investment banking team failed to... Read more
8d
Market Watch
Crude prices drop to nearly one-week low as supply worries buildCrude-oil prices hit a nearly one-week low in Asian trade Tuesday, as more fres
Crude prices drop to nearly one-week low as supply worries build
Market Watch / Posted 8 days ago
Crude-oil prices hit a nearly one-week low in Asian trade Tuesday, as more fresh supplies are set to hit the market and data showed manufacturing activity in China remained weak. The mismatch between oil supply and demand has strained prices for... Read more
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9d
Channel NewsAsia
Rise in gold prices won't last, say analystsSINGAPORE: Gold prices may have risen 6 per cent since the start of this year,
Rise in gold prices won't last, say analysts
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
SINGAPORE: Gold prices may have risen 6 per cent since the start of this year, but most analysts do not see a glittering future. They said gold will at best stay around current levels, once markets stabilise and US interest rates rise again. While... Read more
9d
Finextra
OCBC Bank launches fintech innovation unit and acceleratorOCBC Bank has launched a fintech co-working space and innovation unit in Singap
OCBC Bank launches fintech innovation unit and accelerator
Finextra / Posted 9 days ago
OCBC Bank has launched a fintech co-working space and innovation unit in Singapore and its first accelerator programme to identify and collaborate with innovative startups. The 24000-square foot Open Vault at OCBC has been established to help drive... Read more
9d
Channel NewsAsia
OCBC sets up financial technology and innovation unitSINGAPORE: Local bank OCBC has set up a financial technology (FinTech) unit cal
OCBC sets up financial technology and innovation unit
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
SINGAPORE: Local bank OCBC has set up a financial technology (FinTech) unit called The Open Vault at OCBC, it announced in a news release on Monday (Feb 1). The new unit will be the "nerve centre" for the bank's innovations, the bank said. Key... Read more
9d
Market Watch
Oil sags on China data, production-cut doubtsCrude-oil prices fell in early Asia trade Monday, dragged by lackluster Chinese
Oil sags on China data, production-cut doubts
Market Watch / Posted 9 days ago
Crude-oil prices fell in early Asia trade Monday, dragged by lackluster Chinese manufacturing data and dimming prospects of a coordinated production cut by world’s dominant oil producers. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude... Read more
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12d
Channel NewsAsia
Outlook for Singapore's manufacturing and services sectors weakensSINGAPORE: Businesses in Singapore's manufacturing and services sectors expect
Outlook for Singapore's manufacturing and services sectors weakens
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
SINGAPORE: Businesses in Singapore's manufacturing and services sectors expect conditions to weaken in the first half of 2016, according to the results of two surveys released on Friday (Jan 29). In the manufacturing sector, a net weighted balance... Read more
12d
Asian Venture Capital Journal
OCBC’s PE unit exits China-based Tsingda eEduMezzanine Capital Unit (MCU), a PE investment unit under Singapore’s OCBC Bank,
OCBC’s PE unit exits China-based Tsingda eEdu
Asian Venture Capital Journal / Posted 12 days ago
Mezzanine Capital Unit (MCU), a PE investment unit under Singapore’s OCBC Bank, has sold its stake in China education service provider Tsingda eEdu, generating nearly 3x return on a $20 million investment made in August 2014. The buyers are a group... Read more
12d
Finance Asia
Loans week January 22-28China syndicated loan volume up 31% YoY in 2015 Shanghai Xintai Tianan Propert
Loans week January 22-28
Finance Asia / Posted 12 days ago
China syndicated loan volume up 31% YoY in 2015 Shanghai Xintai Tianan Property has secured a RMB 3.0 billion credit facility through sole bookrunner and mandated lead arranger China CITIC Bank. Syndication saw Agricultural Bank of China and... Read more
13d
Channel NewsAsia
How concerned should you be about China's market rout?SINGAPORE: A renewed selloff in China’s financial markets since the start of th
How concerned should you be about China's market rout?
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
SINGAPORE: A renewed selloff in China’s financial markets since the start of the new year has put global investors on tenterhooks and partly contributed to the month-long turmoil in world markets. But market analysts have said the recent... Read more
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Finance Asia
Loans week January 22-29China syndicated loan volume up 31% YoY in 2015 Shanghai Xintai Tianan Propert
Loans week January 22-29
Finance Asia / Posted 13 days ago
China syndicated loan volume up 31% YoY in 2015 Shanghai Xintai Tianan Property has secured a RMB 3.0 billion credit facility through sole bookrunner and mandated lead arranger China CITIC Bank. Syndication saw Agricultural Bank of China and... Read more
13d
Channel NewsAsia
Sports Hub still in 'start-up phase': MCCYSINGAPORE: With the Sports Hub is still in its "start-up phase", having been in
Sports Hub still in 'start-up phase': MCCY
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
SINGAPORE: With the Sports Hub is still in its "start-up phase", having been in operation for less than two years, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth will give them "some time and room" to respond to the feedback of stakeholders and the... Read more
14d
Weekly Times
$US struggle ahead of Fed, oil falters European stocks have succumbed to another slide in oil prices as markets wait
$US struggle ahead of Fed, oil falters
Weekly Times / Posted 14 days ago
European stocks have succumbed to another slide in oil prices as markets waited cautiously to see what the Federal Reserve's reaction will be to what has been a brutal start to the year for world... Read more
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The Courier Mail
European markets open lowerPan-Europen benchmark index sheds 0.5 per cent, as investors await Fed statemen
European markets open lower
The Courier Mail / Posted 14 days ago
Pan-Europen benchmark index sheds 0.5 per cent, as investors await Fed statement. European stocks have succumbed to another slide in oil prices as markets waited cautiously to see what the Federal Reserve's reaction will be to what has been a brutal... Read more
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Business Spectator
European markets open lowerEuropean stocks have succumbed to another slide in oil prices as markets waited
European markets open lower
Business Spectator / Posted 14 days ago
European stocks have succumbed to another slide in oil prices as markets waited cautiously to see what the Federal Reserve's reaction will be to what has been a brutal start to the year for world markets. Asian and particularly Chinese bourses ended... Read more
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Finextra
Visa Checkout launches in SingaporeVisa today announced the launch of Visa Checkout, a quick and easy payment serv
Visa Checkout launches in Singapore
Finextra / Posted 14 days ago
Visa today announced the launch of Visa Checkout, a quick and easy payment service that enables Singaporean consumers to pay for goods online, on any device, in just a few clicks. This new service addresses the frustration experienced by many online... Read more
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Business Standard India
Gold near 12-week up as dollar slips ahead of Fed statementThe U.S. central bank is widely expected to keep key rates unchanged at the con
Gold near 12-week up as dollar slips ahead of Fed statement
Business Standard India / Posted 14 days ago
The U.S. central bank is widely expected to keep key rates unchanged at the conclusion of its two-day meet later in the day, but investors are keen on what policymakers have to say about global economic headwinds from China to Europe. Expectations... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Oil slump forces Malaysia to cut spending, widen fiscal deficit target Published: 27 January 2016 2:20 PM Malaysia will see its budget revised tomo
Oil slump forces Malaysia to cut spending, widen fiscal deficit target
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 14 days ago
Published: 27 January 2016 2:20 PM Malaysia will see its budget revised tomorrow due to poor oil prices. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, January 27, 2016. Prime Minister Datuk... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Malaysian economy to stabilise after June Published: 22 January 2016 3:05 PM Apart from the concern about over-supply
Malaysian economy to stabilise after June
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 19 days ago
Published: 22 January 2016 3:05 PM Apart from the concern about over-supply of oil, renewed concerns about global growth has also added to worries that there would be less demand for oil to power the... Read more
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Finance Asia
Loans week January 15-21Australia syndicated loan volume down 30% year-on-year in 2015 BlueScope Steel
Loans week January 15-21
Finance Asia / Posted 19 days ago
Australia syndicated loan volume down 30% year-on-year in 2015 BlueScope Steel (Finance) secured an AUD 850 million facility in December 2015 through joint mandated lead arrangers ANZ, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia,... Read more
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Morningstar
Oil Prices Rebound from 12-Year LowsTraders are keenly watching for a turnaround in oil prices, said Kyle Cooper, m
Oil Prices Rebound from 12-Year Lows
Morningstar / Posted 19 days ago
Traders are keenly watching for a turnaround in oil prices, said Kyle Cooper, managing director of research at IAF Advisors, a Houston consulting firm. Many experts are forecasting higher prices for later this year because of cutbacks oil producers... Read more
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Morningstar
Crude keeps a weak hold on $28 ahead of U.S. stockpile dataU.S. crude stockpiles are already near levels unseen in decades and their growt
Crude keeps a weak hold on $28 ahead of U.S. stockpile data
Morningstar / Posted 20 days ago
U.S. crude stockpiles are already near levels unseen in decades and their growth adds to the persisting glut of crude around the world, which has battered the market for nearly two years. Worries about China's economy, world's second biggest crude... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Oil prices fall further ahead of dataKey US data expected to show further increase in oil supplies. Oil prices exte
Oil prices fall further ahead of data
The Courier Mail / Posted 20 days ago
Key US data expected to show further increase in oil supplies. Oil prices extended their fall on Thursday, ahead of key US data expected to show a further increase in oil supplies. US crude stockpiles are already near levels unseen in decades and... Read more
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Market Watch
Crude keeps a weak hold on $28 ahead of data expected to show rising stockpilesCrude prices were marginally higher in early Asia trade Thursday driven by shor
Crude keeps a weak hold on $28 ahead of data expected to show rising stockpiles
Market Watch / Posted 20 days ago
Crude prices were marginally higher in early Asia trade Thursday driven by short-covering but the gains are likely to be temporary as investors remain fearful of an expanding global glut. Overnight, Nymex prices tumbled below $27 a barrel, down more... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Overseas business activity expected to drive revenue growth this yearSINGAPORE: Overseas business activity is expected to help drive revenue growth
Overseas business activity expected to drive revenue growth this year
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
SINGAPORE: Overseas business activity is expected to help drive revenue growth in the coming year, according to the SME Growth and Financing Survey 2016 by the Singapore Business Federation and Standard Chartered Bank. However, small and medium... Read more
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asianage
China’s growth rate hits lowest in 25 yearsInvestors check stock prices at booths at a brokerage house in Beijing. (Photo:
China’s growth rate hits lowest in 25 years
asianage / Posted 21 days ago
Investors check stock prices at booths at a brokerage house in Beijing. (Photo: AP) Experts predict a bumpy land for Chinese economy next year; markets rise in hope of a fresh stimulus China’s economy grew at its weakest pace in a quarter of a... Read more
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asianage
China's growth rate hits lowest in 25 yearsInvestors check stock prices at booths at a brokerage house in Beijing. (Photo:
China's growth rate hits lowest in 25 years
asianage / Posted 21 days ago
Investors check stock prices at booths at a brokerage house in Beijing. (Photo: AP) Experts predict a bumpy land for Chinese economy next year; markets rise in hope of a fresh stimulus China’s economy grew at its weakest pace in a quarter of a... Read more
22d
Channel NewsAsia
Banks tap into technology as they prepare for the futureSINGAPORE: Banks in the Republic are gearing up for the future, tapping into te
Banks tap into technology as they prepare for the future
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 22 days ago
SINGAPORE: Banks in the Republic are gearing up for the future, tapping into technology to provide more inclusive services and improve the customer experience. As consumer preferences evolve, lenders said it has led to a shift in demand for new... Read more
22d
FOX Business
Futures, Global Stocks Rise on China Stimulus ProspectsAs of 6:00 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were 246points higher,
Futures, Global Stocks Rise on China Stimulus Prospects
FOX Business / Posted 22 days ago
As of 6:00 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were 246points higher, or 1.56% to 16160. S&P 500 futures gained 29 points, or 1.55% to 1904, while Nasdaq 100 futures added 69 points, or 1.66% to 4209. (The following is the original story... Read more
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FOX Business
Futures, Global Stocks Rise on China Stimulus ProspectsAs of 6:00 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were 246points higher,
Futures, Global Stocks Rise on China Stimulus Prospects
FOX Business / Posted 22 days ago
As of 6:00 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were 246points higher, or 1.56% to 16160. S&P 500 futures gained 29 points, or 1.55% to 1904, while Nasdaq 100 futures added 69 points, or 1.66% to 4209. Continue Reading Below (The following... Read more
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FOX Business
China Growth Slows, Shares Rise on Stimulus HopesChina's economy grew in the fourth quarter of 2015 at its weakest pace in nearl
China Growth Slows, Shares Rise on Stimulus Hopes
FOX Business / Posted 22 days ago
China's economy grew in the fourth quarter of 2015 at its weakest pace in nearly seven years, raising the chances of more stimulus policies as Beijing tries to cushion the slowdown, which in turn prompted shares to rally. There was relief that the... Read more
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FOX Business
China Growth Slows, Shares Rise on Stimulus HopesChina's economy grew in the fourth quarter of 2015 at its weakest pace in nearl
China Growth Slows, Shares Rise on Stimulus Hopes
FOX Business / Posted 22 days ago
China's economy grew in the fourth quarter of 2015 at its weakest pace in nearly seven years, raising the chances of more stimulus policies as Beijing tries to cushion the slowdown, which in turn prompted shares to rally. Continue Reading... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Are oil markets overreacting to the return of Iranian oil?SINGAPORE: The lifting of international sanctions against Iran over the weekend
Are oil markets overreacting to the return of Iranian oil?
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 23 days ago
SINGAPORE: The lifting of international sanctions against Iran over the weekend dealt a fresh blow to already-low oil prices on Monday (Jan 18), but analysts said the impact could be short-lived. US West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) lost 1.4 per... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Drivers unlikely to enjoy much savings at pumps despite lower oil pricesSINGAPORE: Crude oil prices have fallen to their lowest in more than a decade,
Drivers unlikely to enjoy much savings at pumps despite lower oil prices
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 23 days ago
SINGAPORE: Crude oil prices have fallen to their lowest in more than a decade, but this does not mean that motorists will see any significant decrease in pump prices — although households could enjoy some relief in their utilities bills in coming... Read more
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The Standard
Catching flip side of downturnMonday, January 18, 2016ADVERTISEMENTScores of wealthy Chinese are likely to lo
Catching flip side of downturn
The Standard / Posted 23 days ago
Monday, January 18, 2016ADVERTISEMENTScores of wealthy Chinese are likely to look overseas for opportunities as the yuan weakens and the domestic economy slows and this is likely to benefit private banks, says Albert Chiu Sin- chuen, chief executive... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Higher cost of borrowing in Malaysia by foreign banks, says report Published: 15 January 2016 10:21 AM Several foreign banks have increased the
Higher cost of borrowing in Malaysia by foreign banks, says report
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 26 days ago
Published: 15 January 2016 10:21 AM Several foreign banks have increased their base rates last week caused by a shortage of ringgit and US dollars. – The Malaysian Insider file pic,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore firms boost safety measures at Jakarta officesSINGAPORE: In the aftermath of the deadly bomb blasts that rocked Jakarta on Th
Singapore firms boost safety measures at Jakarta offices
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 26 days ago
SINGAPORE: In the aftermath of the deadly bomb blasts that rocked Jakarta on Thursday (Jan 14), Singapore businesses there took various steps to protect their employees, with United Overseas Bank (UOB) shutting four of its branches for the day and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Deadly Jakarta blasts will not harm Indonesia’s economySINGAPORE: The deadly explosions and gunfights which left at least seven dead i
Deadly Jakarta blasts will not harm Indonesia’s economy
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 27 days ago
SINGAPORE: The deadly explosions and gunfights which left at least seven dead in the country’s capital on Thursday (Jan 14) will not trigger additional risks that could derail Indonesia’s economy, analysts said. The central bank’s decision on... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
When will Indonesia’s central bank ease policy? “It’s a tough call,” say analystsSINGAPORE: Even as inflation cooled to a six-year low in December amid sub-par
When will Indonesia’s central bank ease policy? “It’s a tough call,” say analysts
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 28 days ago
SINGAPORE: Even as inflation cooled to a six-year low in December amid sub-par economic growth, analysts remain divided on whether Indonesia's central bank will cut interest rates at its first policy meeting of the year on Jan 14. According to a... Read more
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