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AsianBondsOnline Newsletter (12 May 2014)

12-May-2014 Intellasia | AsianBondsOnline | 2:12 PM

News Highlights – Week of 5 – 9 May 2014 The Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) raised the reserve requirement ratio by 1 percentage point to [...]
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ASIA: Mixed on weak China inflation data

10-May-2014 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 8:33 AM

Asian stocks were mixed yesterday Friday May 09 after weak Chinese inflation data raised concerns about the risk of deflation in the world’s second-largest economy but [...]
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Asia currency weakness hits Standard Chartered Q1 income

10-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asia-focused banking giant Standard Chartered said Thursday first quarter profit was hit by weak Asian currencies and ongoing problems with its South Korean operations. [...]
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Asia stocks gain after China trade data; Vietnam sinks nearly 6pct

10-May-2014 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Asian shares rebounded on Thursday following the previous day’s sharp sell-off as investors cheered strong data from the world’s second biggest economy. [...]
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Asia stocks muted as China data, Wall St weighed

10-May-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian stock markets were subdued Friday as investors weighed a fall in Chinese inflation against a negative cue from Wall Street. China’s inflation eased in April to [...]
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Asia shares step cautiously around tame China inflation

10-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares were mostly down on Friday as a tense situation in Ukraine made investors cautious, though markets took a tame Chinese inflation report in their stride despite [...]
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Southeast Asian Central Banks Keep Eye on Inflation – and Rates on Hold

10-May-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Central banks in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia held benchmark interest rates steady Thursday but signaled that further policy tightening is on the cards, reflecting [...]
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Asia: Higher on positive US Fed news

09-May-2014 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 7:37 AM

Asian stocks rose yesterday Thursday May 08, buoyed by the Federal Reserve chief’s comments that the United States is on track for solid growth in the second quarter [...]
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares up on Yellen, China trade data, Ukraine

09-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares got a lift on Thursday from dovish comments by the US Federal Reserve chief and upbeat Chinese trade data that suggested some signs of stabilisation in the [...]
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Asian stocks boosted by Yellen interest rate vow

09-May-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian stock markets gained ground Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen vowed low borrowing rates would continue until the US job market is healthy and tensions [...]
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Asia: Markets slip, Tokyo dives on strong yen

08-May-2014 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 7:45 AM

Asian markets fell yesterday Wednesday May 07 with a stronger yen sending Tokyo tumbling after a long weekend, while a sell-off on Wall Street and tensions in Ukraine added [...]
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares dip, yen gains amid mounting Ukraine conflict

08-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares dipped and the safe-haven yen hovered just above a multi-month high against the dollar in early trade on Wednesday as the heightened possibility of Ukraine [...]
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Asia banks turn to ‘diplomats’ as regulatory burden bites

08-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Banks have a new buzzword to describe their strategy in Asia: diplomacy. Stung by regulatory probes into allegations ranging from the hiring of the offspring of senior state [...]
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Global tech woes hit HK stocks, China down on services survey

08-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong stocks fell on Wednesday as concerns on property and tech valuations hurt investor confidence after a US tech sell-off triggered by a steep drop in Twitter’s [...]
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US SEC expands probe into top banks’ hiring in Asia: WSJ

08-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A US regulator has expanded its probe into major banks’ hiring practices in Asia and sent letters to at least five US and European banks in early March seeking more [...]
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