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US banks surrender future prof

by Reuters on September 12, 2013
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NEW YORK - U.S. banks are increasingly giving up the right to sell tens of billions of securities in their investment portfolios, a shift that helps them avoid the pain of weaker bond markets but will cut into future profits as interest rates rise.

PH stocks track regionwide upt

September 11, 2013
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The Philippine stock market joined other Southeast Asian markets in trading firmer yesterday closing at two week high following Jakarta’s gains. 
 
The markets were more upbeat as  global economic outlook looked better after China’s upbeat exports data and receding fears of a U.S. military strike on Syria.

Foreign firms turn to FX swaps

by Reuters on September 11, 2013
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HONG KONG - Foreign companies are increasingly using cross currency swaps to fund onshore operations in China rather than raising money via the Dim Sum bond market in Hong Kong.

Indonesia opts for defensive

by Reuters on September 11, 2013
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SINGAPORE - The Republic of Indonesia is taking no chances with its new US dollar-denominated sukuk.
 
Calling its last foray into the dollar market for the year, the sovereign is offering some 77bp of new-issue premium and has chosen to do an unusually short tenor of 5.5 years.

$5.1B in US stocks withdrawn

by Reuters on September 10, 2013
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NEW YORK - Investors in funds based in the United States pulled $5.1 billion out of stock funds in the latest week, even as strong economic data lifted U.S. stock indices, data from Thomson Reuters’ Lipper service showed.

SE Asian stocks mostly firmer

September 10, 2013
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Most Southeast Asian stock markets traded firmer  yesterday with Thailand and Indonesia gaining strongly on positive investor sentiment helped by China’s upbeat export data and hopes that the US central bank would delay or be less aggressive in tapering its monthly bond purchases.

Indonesian firms get $6.5B in

by Reuters on September 10, 2013
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HONG KONG- Indonesian companies have raised US$6.5 billion  of offshore syndicated loans to date despite concern over the country’s slowing economy. This is already 23% higher than 2012’s full-year volume and volume could pass US$8bn with several deals in the pipeline.

Swiss Re sees stable natural

by Reuters on September 10, 2013
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ZURICH - Swiss Re expects natural catastrophe pricing rates to stabilise in 2014 after a decline this year, with demand for the cover doubling by 2020 in high-growth markets.

Glitch hits Nasdaq system at

by Reuters on September 06, 2013
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Investors pull out $7.7B from

by Reuters on September 06, 2013
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By DODY LACUNA | June 22,2018
‘Outrage over the killing of priests today in our country will persist and, if real justice is not served soon will, in all probability, combine for a growing social and political unrest with a polarized Church.’

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