00h16 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live
cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday for a second session,
supported by strong wholesale beef demand ahead of the U.S.
Labor Day holiday weekend, analysts said.. . .
20/08 South Korea's producer prices
index (PPI) dropped in July on an annual basis for the first
time in nearly three years, central bank data showed on
Wednesday, underlining lower inflationary pressures and
supporting further policy. . .
20/08 China lowered its new
lending reference rate slightly on Tuesday, as expected, as the
central bank kicked off interest rate reforms designed to reduce
corporate borrowing costs in the world's second-largest economy.. . .
20/08 Singapore and Malaysian stocks rose on
Tuesday, in line with broader Asia as stimulus proposals in
major economies muted recession fears, while Thai shares
retreated as the government cut its 2019 economic growth
forecast.. . .
20/08 Xinfa Group, one of China's top
aluminium producers, has shut down an aluminium production line
after an explosion at a plant in the northwestern Chinese region
of Xinjiang, according to a company source.. . .
20/08 Taiwan's export orders contracted
for a ninth straight month in July though at a slower pace than
expected, which might signal demand for new electronic products
as the peak year-end season for gadgets approaches.. . .
20/08 Indonesian-flagged ships will
comply with new low-sulphur fuel rules that start next year, the
country's Ministry of Transportation said on Tuesday, after
earlier saying more time was needed to meet the requirement.. . .
20/08 Hong Kong stocks ended lower on
Tuesday as investors locked in profit after a four-day winning
streak following Beijing's interest rate reform, which boosted
riskier assets and tempered recession fears.. . .
20/08 China stocks ended slightly
lower on Tuesday as investors took a breather following a strong
rally in the previous session and pondered the extent and
impact of Beijing's interest rate reform.. . .
20/08 For more than a week, the young
men of Soura, a densely populated enclave in Kashmir's main city
of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain an
around-the-clock vigil at the entry points to. . .
20/08 Japan has approved shipments of a
high-tech material to South Korea for the second time since
imposing export curbs last month, two sources said, ahead of
talks by government officials this week to resolve. . .
20/08 An Indian government panel has
recommended cutting the corporate tax rate to 25% from 30% for
all companies and scrapping surcharges on tax payments, an
official said on Tuesday, part of a major overhaul. . .
20/08 Napier Port Holdings, the
operator of New Zealand's fourth-largest port by container
volume, debuted at a 12% premium to its offer price on Tuesday,
as investors scooped up shares in a rare listing on. . .
20/08 Japanese companies broadly support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's tough trade stance against South Korea,
a Reuters poll found.
The Corporate Survey also found three-fourths of Japanese companies aren't raising. . .
20/08 Three-fourths of Japanese
companies aren't raising annual bonuses this summer, a Reuters
poll found, a sign many see growth sputtering in the world's
third-largest economy as the U.S.-China trade war stokes fears
of a global. . .
20/08 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live
cattle futures closed higher on Monday after U.S. government
data showed last week's hog slaughter was bigger than the
previous week's, despite a fire that shuttered a Kansas beef
plant.. . .
19/08 India's non-banking financial
firms and listed companies that issue debentures will no longer
have to maintain a certain level of redemption reserves against
them, the government said on Monday, in an effort to increase
the. . .
19/08 China's announcement of
key interest rate reforms over the weekend has fuelled
expectations of an imminent reduction in corporate borrowing
costs in the struggling economy, boosting share prices on
Monday.. . .
19/08 The Australia and New Zealand
Banking Group (ANZ) slashed its forecast for India's economic
growth to 6.2% in the financial year ending next March from a
previous estimate of 6.5%, warning it would be. . .
19/08 South Korea's financial regulator
said on Monday it would investigate interest rate derivative
products sold by banks and brokerage firms that put investors at
risk of losing nearly all their money.. . .
19/08 Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed
higher on Monday as investors cheered interest rate reforms by
China's central bank, with Philippine shares adding nearly 2%.
The People's Bank of China. . .
19/08 Hong Kong stocks climbed more
than 2% on Monday amid a broad upbeat investor mood, posting
their best session in two months, bolstered by Beijing's reforms
to help steer borrowing costs lower for companies. . .
19/08 Malaysian sovereign wealth
fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd said on Monday it had
pumped another 300 million ringgit ($72 million) into Malaysia
Airlines to keep the national carrier afloat as it considers
offers for the company.. . .
19/08 China stocks jumped over 2% on
Monday, their best since early July, as investors cheered
Beijing's latest stimulus to prop up an economy hit hard by a
never-ending trade war with the United States.. . .
19/08 Japan's foreign minister Taro Kono
will meet his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, in
Beijing on Wednesday, a Japanese foreign ministry official said
on Monday, amid deteriorating relations between the two East
Asian countries.. . .
19/08 Japanese government bond yields
edged up on Monday, moving further away from three-year lows hit
late last week, as hopes of fresh stimulus measures from major
economies soothed some of the recent global recessionary. . .
19/08 The price of spot
cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has ticked up recently in
Asia amid tentative signs of some peak summer demand, but the
problem remains that for many buyers the cost. . .
19/08 China and Hong Kong stocks rose
on Monday, on track for their fourth consecutive session of
gains, as investors cheered Beijing's latest measures to
underpin an economy pressured by a bruising trade dispute with
the. . .
19/08 Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co Ltd
, Japan's top electric-arc furnace steelmaker, on Monday
said it would hold its steel product prices steady in September
because of high inventories at home and a weaker overseas
market.. . .
19/08 Japanese shares advanced on Monday
after hopes of more stimulus from central banks around the world
and steps being taken by major economies such as Germany and
China eased immediate concerns about a slowing. . .
19/08 India has initiated a probe into
whether a jump in refined palm oil shipments from Malaysia is
causing serious injury to domestic industry, the trade
ministry's investigative arm said in a statement.. . .
19/08 China and Hong Kong stocks
started the week higher, after Beijing unveiled a key rate
reform to steer funding costs lower for firms in the latest move
by authorities to support a stuttering economy.. . .
19/08 Japanese manufacturers turned
pessimistic about business prospects for the first time in more
than six years in August as the spectre of a global downturn
looms large amid the escalating Sino-U.S. trade war, the. . .
18/08 Lebanon is expected to begin
implementing in October a set of economic and financial measures
agreed by its top leadership that will boost economic growth,
President Michel Aoun said on Sunday, vowing that he. . .
18/08 Protecting Singapore against
rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion ($72 billion) or more
over 100 years, its prime minister said on Sunday, as the
low-lying island-state makes preparations to mitigate the impact
of global. . .
18/08 The Kuwait Investment Authority
(KIA) began increasing its exposure to bonds and cash two years
ago to boost liquidity in its portfolio as the global economy
showed signs of weakness, Kuwaiti newspaper Alqabas reported. . .
18/08 Weakness in banking shares pushed indexes in Saudi
Arabia and Abu Dhabi lower in early trade on Sunday, while Qatari stocks
rebounded on demand for Industries Qatar, which bounced back after sharp losses
this. . .
17/08 Indian security forces
injured at least six people on Saturday in Srinagar, the main
city in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as several
protests broke out against New Delhi's revocation of the
region's autonomy last. . .
17/08 China's central bank unveiled a
key interest rate reform on Saturday to help steer borrowing
costs lower for companies and support a slowing economy that has
been hurt by a trade war with the. . .
16/08 Canada on Friday announced a
multi-billion dollar contract with General Dynamics Corp
for equipment that will be manufactured in a region where the
ruling Liberals need to do well in an October election.. . .
16/08 High prices prompted
Asian consumers to sell back physical gold this week to lock in
profits, though price dips still attracted buying as economic
jitters burnished the metal's appeal as a haven from risk.. . .
16/08 China's state planner said on
Friday it would roll out a plan to boost disposable income this
year and in 2020 to spur private consumption, a major plank in
the world's second-biggest economy.. . .
16/08 Turkish industrial production
fell for the tenth consecutive month in June, data showed on
Friday, offering few signs of a pick-up in economic growth as
domestic demand remains weak after last year's currency crisis.. . .
16/08 Thai shares gained on Friday, in line
with broader Asian peers, as the local government hinted plans
of an economic stimulus shortly after China prepped plans to
boost its disposable income, while the Singapore. . .
16/08 While in the
Indian Ocean heading toward the Strait of Malacca, the very
large crude carrier (VLCC) Pacific Bravo went dark on June 5,
shutting off the transponder that signals its position and
direction to. . .
16/08 Taiwan raised its 2019 economic
growth forecast on Friday, with prospects lifted by more
factories moving production to the island from China despite
worries about slowing technology demand and the Sino-U.S. trade
war.. . .
16/08 Hong Kong is on the verge of
its first recession in a decade as increasingly violent
anti-government protests scare off tourists and bite into retail
sales in one of the world's most popular shopping. . .
16/08 The Chinese court auctioning off
inventory formerly held by the now-defunct Fanya Metal Exchange
has put two batches of rare earths, with a market value of
around $41.5 million, up for sale on Aug.. . .
16/08 Chinese city-gas distributor Shenzhen Gas
will launch next week in southern China its first fully-owned
terminal to import liquefied natural gas (LNG), a company executive told Reuters
on Friday.. . .
16/08 Foreigners were net sellers of Japanese
stocks for a second straight week in the week ended Aug. 9 on
renewed worries over the Sino-U.S. trade war, after the
announcement of fresh U.S. tariffs on. . .
16/08 Indonesia's president on Friday
proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted
city of 10 million people, to the island of Borneo, though he
left Indonesians guessing as to the exact location.. . .
16/08 Ping An Insurance
(Group) Co of China, the country's largest insurer by market
value, said on Friday Hong Kong remains an important hub despite
escalating mass protests, a day after it posted its strongest
half-year. . .
16/08 Japanese shares edged up Friday
after markets in China and Hong Kong found some stability amid
ongoing unrest in Hong Kong, but the gains were limited by
nagging fears of a global economic slowdown.. . .
16/08 Maturing Chinese central bank reverse
bond repurchase agreements will drain 300 billion yuan ($42.63
billion) next week.
The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has drained 540 billion
yuan on a net. . .
16/08 Thailand aims for economic
growth of at least 3% this year and 3.5% next year, a government
official said on Friday, after it announced a multi-billion
dollar plan to shore up faltering activity.. . .
16/08 Indonesia should do more to
develop downstream industries to process natural and mineral
resources domestically, bolstering Southeast Asia's largest
economy, President Joko Widodo said in his state of the union
address to parliament on Friday.. . .
16/08 Japanese government bond prices
were flat to a touch lower on Friday, with the safe-haven debt
market's rally stalling as risk aversion in the broader markets
ebbed, allowing equities to bounce back.. . .
16/08 China and Hong Kong stocks
extended their rally on Friday, bolstered by gains in consumer
names, as Beijing seeks to further boost consumption and shore
up falling growth amid the trade war.. . .
16/08 Indonesian President Joko Widodo
on Friday formally proposed to parliament a plan to move the
country's capital from Jakarta, on the crowded island of Java,
to Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.. . .
15/08 Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended
lower on Thursday, tracking a global downturn in equities as an
inversion in the U.S. bond yield curve triggered recession
fears, while the Vietnam index closed at its. . .
15/08 China's new home prices rose in
July as the property sector held up as one of the few bright
spots in the slowing economy, although easing momentum in some
markets took immediate pressure off. . .
15/08 Japanese companies have cancelled
plans to build about 4,800 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired power
generation capacity since 2017, according to a Reuters survey.
Nevertheless the country still plans a wave. . .
15/08 Thailand will ban the import of
pigs from Myanmar for 90 days, the country's livestock
department told Reuters on Thursday, after the neighboring
country confirmed its first case of the African swine fever this
week.. . .
15/08 A former senior official at a
Chinese financial regulator has been named chairman of Tianjin
Rural Commercial Bank, the lender said, as more government
officials take top roles at regional lenders to improve
corporate governance.. . .
15/08 Japan's Nikkei hit a nine-day low
on Thursday as resurgent global recession fears triggered a Wall
Street slide and sent the safe-haven yen higher, weighing
heavily on the country's export firms.. . .
15/08 China's central bank on
Thursday lent 400 billion yuan ($56.90 billion) to financial
institutions via its one-year medium-term lending facility
(MLF), with the interest rate unchanged, it said in a statement.. . .
14/08 Indian shadow bank Infrastructure
Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), which collapsed late last
year, may not have disclosed bad loans on its books for years
despite a big part of its loan book having. . .
14/08 Monsoon rains in India in the
week through Wednesday were above average for a third straight
week, the weather office said, easing concerns of drought,
although excessive rainfall flooded many districts in the
southern and. . .
14/08 India is set to test using
liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power fishing boats ahead of
stricter international rules on marine fuel emissions next year,
in a move that could help an under-used LNG. . .
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