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  • BUSINESS

    US newspapers aim to ride 'Trump Bump'

    Business, Published on 17/02/2017

    » NEW YORK: The Trump administration's combative view of traditional news media as the "opposition party" and "fake news" is turning out to be the best hope in 2017 for newspapers struggling to attract more digital readers and advertisers.

  • BUSINESS

    Guarded hopefulness

    Asia focus, Published on 16/11/2015

    » John Micklethwait is a newspaper man seized by fear and hope for the future of journalism. To be sure, "newspaper man" is a bit of an anachronistic description for the new editor-in-chief at Bloomberg News, where no ink is spilled on paper. Across 325,000 Bloomberg terminals, headlines splash upon screens in seconds, bumping stale events much faster than one wraps fish with yesterday's page one.

  • WORLD

    Asia stocks mixed on patchy US economic data

    AFP, Published on 06/08/2015

    » HONG KONG - Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday, as gains on Wall Street drove trading in Tokyo but patchy US economic data fed wider uncertainty in the region.

  • BUSINESS

    Yuan devaluation boosts Chinese shares

    AFP, Published on 11/08/2015

    » HONG KONG - Asian shares were mixed on Tuesday, with Shanghai and Hong Kong boosted by news China's central bank is devaluing its currency while other regional markets fell.

  • BUSINESS

    Is the Thai stock exchange international enough for you?

    Business, Published on 22/06/2015

    » Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? If you love fairy tales, you would probably say Snow White. But if you're a man who is in love, you might be inclined to disagree. After all, we're all entitled to our own opinion. And beauty is a particularly difficult quality to define. But how about stock exchanges? Which is the fairest exchange of them all? New York, London, Hong Kong and, of course, Singapore spring to mind. What do they all have in common? They are all considered international exchanges. Thailand, or more precisely the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), is not on the list. Should it be?

  • BUSINESS

    Asian stocks mixed, Tokyo surges

    Published on 04/11/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday following a soft lead from Wall Street, while Tokyo tacked on another huge set of gains after last week's surprise monetary easing by the Bank of Japan (BoJ).

  • BUSINESS

    Asia stocks mixed, oil slumps

    Published on 27/11/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian stocks were mixed in lacklustre trade Thursday, while oil prices extended losses ahead of a pivotal Opec meeting expected to maintain the cartel's production levels despite a huge glut.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian stocks dip, Europe steady

    Published on 19/11/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets slipped Wednesday despite record closing highs on Wall Street, with Tokyo stocks retreating after the central bank stood pat on monetary policy even as Japan tipped back into recession.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian shares mixed, dollar rallies

    Published on 25/09/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets were mixed Thursday, with many indexes reversing early gains as initial cheer from a Wall Street rally was replaced by concerns US interest rates could rise sooner than expected.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian markets up, Europe rebounds

    Published on 02/12/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian shares rose Tuesday, with energy firms clawing back some losses as oil prices recovered from multi-year lows, while Shanghai surged to a three-year high on hopes for more Chinese government easing.

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