The dollar hit a one-month high against a basket of currencies on Wednesday while Asian shares fell, hit by worries that the days of easy money from the US Federal Reserve are numbered.Wednesday, 3 July, 2013, 12:18pm
US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has sparked significant nervousness in the markets with recent hints of an end to the third round of quantitative easing.17 Jun 2013 - 4:23am
Julius Bär expects to report a loss this year in the wake of the deal in August last year. Positive returns would start to kick in next year, as the integration of the businesses picks up steam, chief executive Boris Collardi said.31 May 2013 - 4:41am
The biggest rally in Asian currencies since September is a sell signal to two of the world's largest foreign-exchange trading firms, as the region's economic growth increasingly falls short of forecasts.9 May 2013 - 4:39am
The launch of high-speed 4G services will help remove limits on internet use in Asia and give smaller businesses greater outreach to customers, according to industry experts.18 Apr 2013 - 5:33am
Hong Kong stocks could open the Year of the Snake on a bullish note as Asian markets rose after US corporate earnings sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a five-year high.14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am
Asian markets were mostly down on Thursday with traders in Japan booking profits following the Nikkei’s highest close since September 2008 as investors awaited fresh economic leads from China.
Tokyo fell 0.78 per cent by the break and Seoul slipped 0.11 per cent. Hong Kong was down 0.04 per cent and Shanghai slipped 0.14 per cent.7 Feb 2013 - 11:51am
Asian markets climbed on Wednesday following big losses in the previous session, with Tokyo surging as the yen tumbled after Bank of Japan governor Masaaki Shirakawa said he will step down early.
Traders also took a lead from Wall Street and Europe, where encouraging economic data offset concerns over political uncertainty in Spain and Italy.6 Feb 2013 - 11:32am
Asian markets were mixed on Friday, with Tokyo supported by further weakness in the yen, while Hong Kong and Shanghai dipped after official data showed Chinese manufacturing saw a moderate slowdown.
Tokyo were up 0.35 per cent by the break and Sydney climbed 0.65 per cent while Hong Kong shed 0.56 per cent, Shanghai slipped 0.34 per cent and Seoul eased 0.74 per cent.1 Feb 2013 - 11:24am
Asian markets were mixed on Friday, with Tokyo’s Nikkei surging on the back of a weaker yen, while Wall Street provided an uneven lead.
The yen resumed its downtrend after a brief rally as the country’s vice finance minister indicated the new hawkish government would step in to stop the currency from returning to record highs against the dollar.25 Jan 2013 - 11:56am
HNA, the mainland airline, hotel and property group, will launch its passenger cruise business tomorrow when its first cruise ship starts its maiden revenue voyage from Sanya to Vietnam.
The move comes amid mounting interest by cruise lines in Asia and especially China, although senior industry executives said there was a raft of challenges to overcome.25 Jan 2013 - 4:56am
This year's Asian Finance Forum will, I'm sure, continue to be a source of new ideas and inspiration. Twelve months ago, I addressed the forum with a simple message: that Britain is the natural home of Asian investment in the West. I said that the remarkable pace of growth in Asia was a huge opportunity for British businesses, if we could get out there and seize them.14 Jan 2013 - 3:31am
Fixed income was the hot asset of 2012, producing equity-like returns for debt-like risks. Within it, Asian bonds issued in US dollars produced stellar returns for investors. While Asian US dollar bonds produced a total return of 14 per cent, the high-yield sector within it outperformed it with eye-popping gains of 19 per cent.31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
More than a century and a half after Millard Fillmore dispatched an emissary to Asia to transform commerce across the Pacific, a US president again sees an historic opportunity to strengthen America's role in the region.29 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
Asian central banks are tolerating gains in their currencies against the yen as China's economic recovery diminishes concern that stronger exchange rates may dampen their export advantages.29 Dec 2012 - 4:58am