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Carrefour, Tesco deal to squeeze suppliers, big and small

PARIS, July 4 — A deal between Carrefour and Tesco to team up on global purchasing will help them not only cut prices but also expand their own-label ranges, tightening a squeeze on major brand producers such as Nestle and Kraft Heinz. The…


Oil rises as ‘alarm bells’ sound over unraveling Iran nuke deal

WASHINGTON, May 1 — Crude rose after Israeli intelligence about Iranian nuclear ambitions heightened concern an international accord may unravel. Futures in New York rose 0.7 per cent yesterday to settle just pennies shy of a three-year high….


Singapore uncertainty index climbs as trade war clouds outlook

SINGAPORE, April 10 — Rising US-China trade tensions are raising alarm bells in export-reliant Singapore, with an index measuring economic uncertainty climbing to a five-month high in March. The Economic Policy Uncertainty Index for Singapore…


G-20 sees global tension, end to cheap money as risk to growth

BRASILIA, March 17 — Global finance chiefs are set to warn that the broadest and strongest economic expansion since the turn of the decade would be thrown into jeopardy if governments turn inward. In the draft of a statement that finance…


Asia shares, dollar uneasy as US inflation looms

NEW YORK, Feb 14 — Asian share markets turned mixed this morning as investor nerves were strained ahead of a US inflation report that could soothe, or inflame, fears of faster rate hikes globally. The early inclination was to hope for the best…


Asia shares, dollar tense for inflation test

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SYDNEY (Feb 14): Asian shares were set for a tense session on Wednesday as investors await readings on U.S. inflation that could fan fears of faster rate hikes and unleash another burst of global volatility. The early inclination was to inch higher as E-Minis for the S&P 500 added 0.1 percent and MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent. Japan’s Nikkei bounced 0.4 percent to 21,327, after closing at a four-month low on Tuesday. Dealers said there was a lot of focus on the 200-day movingRead More


Asia shares, dollar tense for inflation test

SINGAPORE, Feb 14 — Asian shares were set for a tense session this morning as investors await readings on US inflation that could fan fears of faster rate hikes and unleash another burst of global volatility. The early inclination was to inch…


Gibraltar moves ahead with world’s first initial coin offering rules

LONDON, Feb 9 — Gibraltar will introduce the world’s first regulations for initial coin offerings with dedicated rules for the cryptocurrency sector whose fast growth has triggered concern among central bankers. They are worried about…


Bond market’s debt-ceiling alarm bell is ringing loud and clear

NEW YORK, Feb 4 — In the US$2 trillion (RM7.78 trillion) Treasury-bill market, where the US government turns for short-term funding, investors are showing they’re plenty nervous about the approaching deadline to raise the nation’s debt…


Bitcoin futures surge more than 21 pct on debut

NEW YORK/SYDNEY: Bitcoin futures jumped more than 20 per cent in their eagerly anticipated US debut, which backers hope will encourage wider use and legitimacy for the world’s largest cryptocurrency even as critics warn of the risk of a bubble and price collapse. The launch on Sunday night may have caused an early outage of […]