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Turkey inflation surges to 15-year high in August

Ankara -- Inflation in Turkey rose again in August to nearly 18 percent, official statistics showed on Monday, a record since late 2003 and...

Fed is most at risk of falling behind, says Swiss Re...

As central banks the world over find their place in the monetary policy tightening cycle, the one at the helm is the most at...

China, unsure of how to handle Trump, braces for ‘new Cold...

Perhaps nowhere outside America’s heartland is Donald Trump given more credit than in Beijing. In government offices and think tanks, universities and state-run newsrooms, there...

The hidden reason why hedge-fund returns are at risk

Smart money is blindsided by a flaw of its own making hiding in plain sight -- an investing maxim quants have known for an...

The 1% threat in Japan that has global bond markets on...

With investor attention firmly on the spike in the Japanese 10-year yield this week, officials at the US Treasury and France’s Agence France Trésor,...

Storm of news to hit global economy this week before August...

People charged with running or monitoring the world economy are set for a busy week before those in the Northern Hemisphere get to enjoy...

US stocks decline as oil tumbles, dollar rallies

US stocks fell as crude plunged the most in two years and the dollar spiked higher amid renewed tensions over trade and geopolitics. The S&P...

Goldman says buy commodities as trade war concerns overblown

Commodity bull Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has poured cold water on the notion that a trade war between the U.S. and China represents a...

Fed minutes may offer clues on rate-hike limits testing Powell

A discussion about how high US interest rates should go in this tightening cycle could feature prominently in the release of minutes later this...

Emerging-market carnage sidesteps India as locals buy stocks

As emerging-market stocks reel under the pressure of a rising dollar and fiery trade rhetoric, Indian equities are charting a different course. The nation’s benchmark...

Goldman, Citi hunker down as trade war hits emerging markets

Some of the world’s largest money managers soured on emerging markets as compounding trade threats deepened the worst monthly rout for developing currencies since...

Economists are watching these indicators to gauge trade war pain

The global economy is showing the first signs of damage as a brewing trade war rattles financial markets and hurts corporate confidence. The escalating actions...

Global stocks sink on festering trade war

New York -- World stock markets sank Monday (US time) on worries over a festering global trade war amid reports President Donald Trump plans...

SEC gives short sale green light

THE PHILIPPINE Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) has secured the green light for short-selling, a move designed to further increase market liquidity.

Second rate hike may not be enough to help markets

WHILE the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas increased its benchmark interest rate for a second month on Wednesday, the action may not be enough to help lift Asia’s worst-performing market, according to some analysts.

BSP tightens anew to temper inflation

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) raised rates yesterday after a similar move in May in a bid to arrest future inflation and keep local yields competitive.

How to play a US-China trade war? Investors map out tactics

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money, as one American politician once said. Now that the U.S.-China...

BSP could maintain policy for now — poll

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) may find room to keep interest rates unchanged this week amid signs that inflation may be slowing, economists said in a poll even as they kept the window open for another hike later this year.

US Federal Reserve raises key interest rate to 1.75-2%

Washington -- The US Federal Reserve raised the benchmark lending rate on Wednesday, the second increase of the year, and signaled two more hikes...

Allianz’s deal hunt keeps mart guessing

A $94-BILLION financial behemoth is keeping the market on tenterhooks about its next move.

All eyes on Fed, ECB as they tighten policy in tandem

FRANKFURT -- Tightening policy by a notch just one day apart, the world’s top two central banks will hope to signal confidence in global economic growth, despite risks of a trade war, currency swings and political turbulence.

India, Indonesia among Asia’s most debt risky nations

THE PHILIPPINE Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) wants to broaden the level of transparency in the government's foreign investment negative list.

Global markets rise as Beijing and Washington avert trade war

New York -- Global stock markets got a bounce Monday (US time) after the US and China effectively called a truce in what had...

Indonesia’s stock rout claims another victim: the IPO market

The selloff sweeping the Indonesian market is turning into a spoiler for the local bourse’s goal of listing the most new companies in two...

Oil rises as Venezuela sanctions stoke crude supply risk concern

Oil extended gains as a new wave of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela stoked concerns over its crude production and as analysts forecast further declines...

Get ready for annual US-China trade wars, Credit Suisse says

Same time next year? Anyone breathing a sigh of relief on Monday may have to get used to featuring China-U.S. trade wars in their...

IMF says will move quickly on Argentina loan; no details yet

Washington -- The International Monetary Fund will move quickly to agree on a loan program to support Argentina but there are no details yet...

Trump dampens chances of trade deal with China

Washington -- US and Chinese officials will hold further trade talks in Washington on Friday, the White House said, after President Donald Trump discounted...

Oil prices extend rally

London, United Kingdom -- Oil prices rallied further Thursday, reaching fresh 3.5-year highs, as US President Donald Trump's decision to tear up the Iran...

Critical US-China trade talks end in Beijing

Beijing -- China and the US ended the second day of high-stakes trade talks Friday with "big differences", Beijing said, leaving the world's two...

April pain shows emerging-market risks can no longer be ignored

Complacency’s out, caution’s in. Over the past two-and-a-half years, the rally in emerging markets seemed virtually unstoppable. Money managers brushed aside political and economic risks...

Emerging markets have had a good run; things may get bumpier

Emerging markets have weathered this year’s market volatility just fine so far. But some investors are using this as an opportunity to get a...

Southeast Asia braces for trade war by bolstering growth

Policy makers across Southeast Asia are bracing for a fallout from a U.S.-China trade war, turning their focus on bolstering their domestic markets to...

Philippine stocks rally despite inflation spike

Local equities firmed up on Thursday, April 5, amid faster inflation recorded in March. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index firmed up 0.31% or 24.49...

China’s counterpunch to Trump’s tariffs sparks global selloff

Tit-for-tat tariff threats from the U.S. and China ignited fears that a trade war was beginning between the world’s two largest economies, sending U.S....

Asian stocks fall after US tech slump, yen slips

Equities in Asia declined after a sell-off in technology shares spooked investors assessing threats to earnings growth for the industry that propelled last year’s...

US-China trade fight depends on Trump goals

WASHINGTON -- How bad will the US-China trade fight get? That depends on whether President Donald Trump will settle for a reduction in China’s...

Top US regulator frets crypto markets could be full of manipulation

Add a top U.S. financial regulator to the list of people concerned that lightly policed cryptocurrency markets make easy targets for manipulators. Warding off market...

Asian markets tumble with Wall St as Trump sparks trade war...

Hong Kong, China — Asian markets plunged Friday following a sell-off in New York as Donald Trump sparked fresh trade war fears by imposing...

It’s not just Facebook, big tech revolt has begun — Nomura

Facebook Inc.’s terrible week may be just the beginning of a backlash against tech companies that could wreak havoc across global markets. Nomura Inc. currency...

Fed seen sticking with three 2018 rate hikes, may hint at...

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his colleagues will end up raising interest rates four times this year, but are unlikely to signal that...

Asian markets finish week on a high

HONG KONG -- Asian markets ended the week on a positive note following the lead from Wall Street, with energy firms lifted by a...

Deutsche Bank slashes up to 500 investment banking jobs: report

Berlin -- Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank is letting hundreds of investment bankers go, Bloomberg News reported Monday, the latest round of deep cuts...

Asian stocks fall; dollar rises with bond yields

Most Asian equity benchmarks declined with US futures and the dollar rose as Treasury yields climbed back toward recent four-year highs. Japan’s Topix index dropped...

As rate woes roil Treasuries, bond funds shift to Asia

THE TREASURIES ROUT is making emerging Asian bonds look even more attractive. Higher yields, buoyant economies, and a slower pace of rate increases in Asia...