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  • BUSINESS

    Weakness in europe keeps global equities subdued

    Business, Published on 31/10/2016

    » Recap: Global equities were affected by poor sentiment led by European stocks, which fell for the entire week on disappointing corporate results. The European Central Bank is expected to now consider further stimulus to spur the lacklustre euro zone. The US Federal Reserve, meanwhile, is seen as moving closer to raising interest rates as third-quarter GDP growth of 2.9% exceeded expectations.

  • OPINION

    10 likely consequences of 'No' vote

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 08/07/2015

    » By heeding their government's advice and voting "No" in the referendum on Sunday, Greek citizens sent an unambiguous message.

  • BUSINESS

    Hope in greece and Ukraine helps lift global stocks

    Business, Published on 16/02/2015

    » Recap: Global bourses early last week were jolted by nerves over Greece's finances, and downbeat Chinese trade data, but rebounded later on a peace agreement in Ukraine and European Central Bank approval of more emergency liquidity to Greece. The Thai stock market also rose slightly.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia markets rise

    Published on 20/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday after China released data showing its economy grew a little faster than expected, while speculation swirled that the European Central Bank would embark on a huge stimulus programme.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia stocks mostly higher

    Published on 22/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets extended their rally this week, while the euro dipped ahead of a much-anticipated European Central Bank policy meeting that is forecast to see it introduce more monetary easing measures.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia stocks surge on ECB move

    Published on 23/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian equity markets rallied Friday after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a huge cash injection to kickstart the eurozone economy, while crude prices surged on news the monarch of oil kingpin Saudi Arabia had died.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian markets jittery over Greece woes

    Published on 05/02/2015

    » HONG KONG — Concerns about Greece's plans to renegotiate its bailout rattled Asian markets Thursday and put pressure on the euro, while Shanghai and Hong Kong reversed early gains despite China cutting the amount of funds banks must hold in reserve.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia stocks up in New Year trade

    AFP, Published on 02/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets started 2015 on an upswing in limited trading on Friday, with mainland Chinese stocks surging in Hong Kong on speculation Beijing may ease monetary policy to boost slowing growth.

  • BUSINESS

    Shanghai leads Asia markets

    Published on 05/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Shanghai shares began the new year the same way they ended 2014, surging almost 4% Monday, while the euro touched an almost nine-year low against the dollar on expectations of fresh European Central Bank (ECB) stimulus.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian markets boosted by US data

    Published on 08/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian equity markets mostly rallied Thursday on strong US data and expectations for fresh eurozone stimulus measures, while oil prices gave up early gains to resume their downward trend after a surge in New York.

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