VIRUS OUTBREAK

The US Federal Reserve's unprecedented bond-buying programme has thrown a lifeline to Asian equities as the dollar's reversal eased concerns over capital flight from the region and fuelled risk...

VIRUS OUTBREAK

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Thursday night announced a US$60 billion swap facility with the US Federal Reserve to ease any US-dollar liquidity strain as a result of the virus...

TREASURY yields tumbled, with the entire curve trading below 1 per cent for the first time in history. Markets are now pricing for the Federal Reserve to cut policy rates to 0 per cent in the...

THE BOTTOM LINE

MACRO policymakers are in a mood to leave well alone. The advanced economies seem likely to grow at close to their trend rates in 2020, despite the temporary shock from policy interventions to...

GOLD's ascent has been petering out lately, but a low-yield environment amid waning global macros, shaky geopolitics and rate-cut expectations in the US could give renewed oomph to the bullion...

EMERGING markets have rarely been so torn between trade-war tensions and optimism that central banks will keep up their stimulus efforts, suggesting a week of greater-than-normal price swings is...

THE BOTTOM LINE

THE idea that interest rates could be "negative" seems so counterintuitive that it defies easy understanding. Yet, here we are. Some foreign central banks (among them, the European Central Bank...

[WASHINGTON] Concerns about trade policy and a weak global economy "continue to weigh on the US economic outlook" and the Federal Reserve stands ready to "act as appropriate" to sustain a decade-...

CHINA'S central bank could cut its benchmark policy rate for the first time in four years if the US Federal Reserve delivers a widely expected cut in late July, analysts say, as Chinese...

[WASHINGTON] President Donald Trump said Monday the US central bank has been "very, very destructive" to the economy by raising interest rates too quickly.