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Peso touches new 10-year low

March 06, 2017
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BENGALURU/SINGAPORE- Most emerging Asian currencies fell against the dollar on Friday and were also on track for weekly losses, pressured by growing expectations for a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike this month.

SE Asia marts lower as rate h

March 06, 2017
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Southeast Asian stock markets, except Vietnam, fell on Friday as Asian shares pulled back and the dollar held steady ahead of a speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, with expectations growing the Fed would raise interest rates soon.

US stock investors say ‘don’t

March 03, 2017
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NEW YORK - The latest leg of the relentless rally in U.S. stocks since Donald Trump was elected president has all the hallmarks of being driven more by sentiment than sense, but that doesn’t mean the ride is over, although it could well be a bumpier one from here.

Taiwan sits out FX interventio

March 03, 2017
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TAIPEI - Taiwan’s central bank, fearful of being labelled a currency manipulator by U.S. President Donald Trump, has pulled back on intervention to weaken the Taiwan dollar, making it Asia’s second best-performing currency in 2017.

SE Asia shares up

March 03, 2017
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Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday, tracking Asian shares and Wall Street overnight, as investors took heart from U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to invest heavily in infrastructure, cut corporate taxes and ease regulations.

Asia currencies slip on Fed ra

March 03, 2017
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BENGALURU/SINGAPORE - Asian currencies slipped on Thursday as the dollar rose on expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike in March, although some pared their losses on risk taking by investors.

Fed officials jolt market wit

March 02, 2017
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SANTA CRUZ, Calif./NEW YORK- A handful of Federal Reserve policymakers on Tuesday jolted markets into higher expectations for a March U.S. interest rate increase, with comments that suggested rate-setters are worried about waiting too long in the face of pending economic stimulus from Washington.

Dollar, Treasury yields jump

March 02, 2017
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SINGAPORE- The dollar and Treasury yields jumped on Wednesday after Federal Reserve officials jolted traders by suggesting an interest rate rise may be imminent even as markets remained on tenterhooks ahead of a looming speech by U.S. President Donald Trump.

PH, other SE Asia largely sub

March 02, 2017
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Most Southeast Asian stock markets were subdued on Wednesday on disappointment U.S. President Donald Trump offered few details on his plans for infrastructure spending and tax reforms, and as Fed policymakers fanned expectations of a rate hike this month.

Asia FX falls on rising chanc

March 02, 2017
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BENGALURU/SINGAPORE- Asian currencies fell on Wednesday after comments from U.S. Federal Reserve officials bolstered expectations for a Fed rate hike this month, even as President Donald Trump’s speech lacked details on his plans for tax reforms.


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Column of the Day

Escape from true healing

By DODY LACUNA | March 31,2017
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‘The power to forgive and the grace to accept it are not inside us.’

Opinion of the Day

A barbaric fraternity

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | March 31, 2017
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‘On the case of a mauled-to-death frat recruit, how shocking to hear Judge Perla Cabrera-Faller’s verdict that no one is to blame for the death of Marc Andrei Marcos...’