Business

S’pore plans greater retail access to bonds

SINGAPORE — The Republic’s central bank and bourse regulator are proposing to give retail investors greater access to bonds currently offered only to institutional and...

Japan PM expected to go ahead with sales-tax hike

TOKYO — Bank of Japan (BoJ) officials expect Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to proceed with a planned sales-tax increase next year to maintain confidence in the government’s finances...

KGI upbeat on S’pore despite lull

SINGAPORE — While sentiment in the share market here continues to be cautious and liquidity remains low, Taiwan’s second-largest brokerage KGI Securities is confident that...

German contraction fuels eurozone fears

German contraction fuels eurozone fears

FRANKFURT — Cracks are emerging in Germany’s once rock-solid economy as companies’ reluctance to invest bears out European Central Bank president Mario Draghi’s warning that the...

Investors look past Ukraine, focus on ECB

Investors look past Ukraine, focus on ECB

LONDON - World markets advanced on Monday despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets...

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