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US$7t debt pile looming large over households in China

BEIJING, April 25 — The next front in China’s crackdown on debt is the one closest to home. On the back of a boom in property prices, household borrowing has been climbing for 10 years straight, at a pace that rivals any such run-up in major…


US Treasuries’ march above 3pc faces challenge from slumping stocks

NEW YORK, April 25 — The 10-year Treasury yield finally reached 3 per cent, a milestone that bond traders were eyeing for months to guide their next moves. Then that pesky stock market got in the way. After all the hoopla surrounding 10-year…


Wall Street slides as high bond yields fan cost worries

NEW YORK, April 25 — Wall Street dropped sharply yesterday as warnings by bellwether companies of higher costs reverberated as the benchmark US 10-year Treasury yield pierced the 3 per cent level for the first time in four years. Caterpillar, an…


Cryptocurrencies advance as April rally storms past 75pc

MADRID, April 24 — The world’s biggest cryptocurrencies rose again today, extending their April rally deep into its fourth week and taking this month’s increase to more than 75 per cent. Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and EOS helped lead the advance,…


Most Asian currencies pressured as US bond yields rise

SINGAPORE, April 24 — Most emerging Asian currencies weakened today as rising US bond yields boosted the dollar, dampening interest in riskier assets. The US dollar set a three-month high against a basket of currencies, supported by the US 10-year…


Most South-east Asia stocks slump as US yields rise

SINGAPORE, April 24 — Most South-east Asian stock markets came under pressure today as concerns over US inflation and fiscal deficit pushed up treasury yields, stoking a selloff in equities. US bond prices have fallen for the past four days,…


Global insurers plan to ramp up private equity investments — Goldman

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LONDON/NEW YORK (April 24): Thirty-two percent of insurers plan to maintain or increase their investments in private equity in the next 12 months to boost returns, a survey of 300 executives overseeing more than US$10 trillion in insurance assets showed on Tuesday. Insurers have made more adventurous asset choices in recent years as low interest rates have slowed returns on their traditional government bond investments. Private equity was the favored asset allocation choice followed by infrastructure debt and commercial mortgage loans, according to the Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) surveyRead More


US dollar stands tall as 10-year bond yield nears 3pc

SINGAPORE, April 24 — The dollar set a three-month high against a basket of currencies today, having gained a boost as the US 10-year Treasury yield climbed toward the psychologically key 3 per cent level. The US 10-year Treasury yield hit its…


GE14, US bond cues for Malaysian markets

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KUALA LUMPUR (April 24): Malaysian shares and the ringgit may today take cue from higher US government bond yields, which led to a stronger US…


Asia stocks down with US bond yields close to four-year high

TOKYO, April 24 — Asian stocks slipped and the US dollar advanced today, as a deluge of US government debt this week and the spectre of inflation and a higher fiscal deficit drove US borrowing costs near four-year highs. MSCI's broadest index of…