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AsianBondsOnline News Highlights – Week of 10 – 14 March 2014

18-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AsianBondsOnline | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee decided on 12 March to reduce the policy rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 2.00 percent. Bank Indonesia’s Board of [...]
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Here’s an opportunity map by country for startups in Southeast Asia

18-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A few weeks ago I put together a high-level Internet opportunity map for Southeast Asia. Based on feedback, readers wanted country-level opportunity maps. In this article, I [...]
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14 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

18-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Transport, marketplace, and food startups seem to be the winners for the past week, from Indonesia-based online food catering site Berry Kitchen raising $43,700 in seed [...]
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IntellWho? — Can you spot the difference?

IntellWho? — Can you spot the difference?

17-Mar-2014 Intellasia | | 10:15 AM

So what’s in a name and who ‘owns’ it? Does anyone have the right to ‘own’ all contractions/truncations/abbreviations or derivatives of a single word used in a [...]
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Stocks end lower ahead of critical Ukraine vote

17-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Stock investors started the week worrying about China. They ended it waiting on Russia. Investors spent much of Friday monitoring developments in the Ukraine’s region [...]
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks skid, yen stands tall as Ukraine crisis darkens mood

15-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares skidded to a three-week low and the yen held steady at lofty levels on Friday, as heightened tension in Ukraine ahead of a weekend referendum prompted investors [...]
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Nikkei slides 3.3 pct as Ukraine, China anxiety sees biggest weekly drop in 9 months

15-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese stocks tumbled 3.3 percent to a one-month low on Friday, suffering their biggest weekly drop in nine months as concerns over Ukraine and slowing growth in China hurt [...]
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Asia: Mostly up but sentiment takes a hit

14-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 8:31 AM

Asian markets were mostly higher yesterday Thursday March 13, 2014 but sentiment took a hit after China released another batch of disappointing data, adding to fears about [...]
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ADB punishes individuals, firms in $1 billion fraud probe

14-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Asian Development Bank has imposed sanctions on 30 people and 31 firms for “integrity violations”, following a 2013 fraud investigation into $1 billion worth [...]
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China and Ukraine concerns stalk markets

14-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Worries over the Chinese economic outlook and ongoing tensions in Ukraine ahead of a referendum in the region of Crimea rattled markets Wednesday. The catalyst to the latest [...]
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares on defensive as China fear shakes commodities

14-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares cautiously rebounded from two-week lows on Thursday though investors were in no mood to embrace risk ahead of a batch of Chinese data that may offer clues about [...]
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Asia stocks stabilise after China jitters sell-off

14-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian stock markets were higher Thursday as jitters over China’s slowdown eased and investors awaited new economic data to digest. Markets were recovering some of their [...]
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Asian shares mixed on China’s weak data; Nikkei slips 0.1pct

14-Mar-2014 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Asian shares traded mixed late Thursday. Domestic data lifted Australian stocks, while weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data limited gains in Shanghai. (Read more: The [...]
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Asia: Declines on profit-taking, Wall St losses

13-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 8:09 AM

Asian markets sank yesterday Wednesday March 12, 2014, taking their lead from another sell-off on Wall Street, while Tokyo took a hit as the yen climbed against the dollar [...]
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Asian stocks slip, commodities feel China chill

13-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian stocks fell on Wednesday as economic uncertainty in China and the United States combined with political tensions in Ukraine to keep investors cautious and commodities [...]
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