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RPT-Brokers brave China's FX market crackdown in hunt for household high rollers

May 16 2019

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, May 16 Lured by hopes that China's retail investors could become major players in global currency markets, foreign brokers are brazenly chasing business in a grey area of the country's online trading sector, even as Beijing vows to wipe out such activities.

Brokers brave China's FX market crackdown in hunt for household high rollers

May 16 2019

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE Lured by hopes that China's retail investors could become major players in global currency markets, foreign brokers are brazenly chasing business in a gray area of the country's online trading sector, even as Beijing vows to wipe out such activities.

Sri Lanka may need more IMF help as blasts threaten tourism

Apr 23 2019

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Sri Lanka faces a likely collapse in tourism following Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels, which would deal a severe blow to the island's economy and financial markets, and potentially force it to seek further IMF assistance.

ANALYSIS-Sri Lanka may need more IMF help as blasts threaten tourism

Apr 23 2019

* Tourism is third-largest FX earner, accounting for 5 pct of GDP

Trump's $500 billion trade threat makes China's already battered investors shiver

Jul 06 2018

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE Six months of wrangling over trade tariffs with the United States has wiped out about a fifth of China's stock market value and driven its currency down sharply. But those moves may have just been a downpayment on what is yet to come. | Video

Malaysian markets leery over Najib's defeat, Mahathir's return

May 10 2018

SINGAPORE A fall in the Malaysian ringgit in offshore trading and a rise in the cost of insuring the country's debt showed how nervous investors were on Thursday after a stunning election defeat of the coalition that had ruled Malaysia for six decades.

Malaysian markets leery over Najib's defeat, Mahathir's return

May 10 2018

SINGAPORE, May 10 A fall in the Malaysian ringgit in offshore trading and a rise in the cost of insuring the country's debt showed how nervous investors were on Thursday after a stunning election defeat of the coalition that had ruled Malaysia for six decades.

As currencies weaken, Asia's original sinners go for classic defence

May 04 2018

SINGAPORE To deal with a familiar combination of falling currencies and uncertainty about economic growth, Asian central banks are reverting to their classic policy playbook. They are intervening in currency markets while concurrently injecting cash into their economies.

Bitcoin frenzy settles down as big players muscle into market

Apr 29 2018

LONDON/NEW YORK/SINGAPORE After bouncing up, falling down and keeping investors on the edges of their seats, bitcoin may be maturing into a period of relatively boring stability, experts say. | Video

Bitcoin frenzy settles down as big players muscle into market

Apr 27 2018

LONDON/NEW YORK/SINGAPORE After bouncing up, falling down and keeping investors on the edges of their seats, bitcoin may be maturing into a period of relatively boring stability, experts say. | Video

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