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United States

Vidya Ranganathan

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

Bitcoin frenzy settles down as big players muscle into market

Apr 27 2018

LONDON/NEW YORK/SINGAPORE, April 27 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.

China a favorite for investors even as trade war risks grow

Apr 09 2018

SINGAPORE China's currency, bonds and stocks are among fund managers' top picks for 2018 as they bet the United States and China will avert a full-blown and potentially costly trade war.

Why is the Hong Kong dollar probing the weak end of its band?

Mar 09 2018

SINGAPORE The Hong Kong dollar has been losing ground steadily to the U.S. dollar since the start of 2017 and is near its weakest in 33 years, a milestone it has now touched for six consecutive sessions.

Why is the Hong Kong dollar probing the weak end of its band?

Mar 09 2018

SINGAPORE The Hong Kong dollar has been losing ground steadily to the U.S. dollar since the start of 2017 and is near its weakest in 33 years, a milestone it has now touched for six consecutive sessions.

World News

Trump briefed on Khashoggi murder by CIA, Pompeo

U.S. President Donald Trump, while flying to California on Saturday, was briefed on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after a CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing, the White House said.