9:10 pm December 18, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesian stocks jumped on Thursday, shortly after the long-awaited statement from the US Federal Reserve, which said that it would maintain its monetary policy but could raise interest rates later in 2015.
9:52 am December 18, 2014 | No Comment
Asian markets rallied on Thursday with investors rushing back after a recent sell-off, spurred by a Wall Street recovery and an indication from the US Federal Reserve that interest rates will not likely rise until mid-2015.
9:45 pm December 17, 2014 | No Comment
Global stock markets are expected to rally next year as central banks in Asia and Europe flood markets with fresh liquidity just as others begin tightening, Reuters polls showed on Wednesday.
8:01 pm December 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Indonesia’s central bank will continue to intervene in the currency market to bring the rupiah at a level stronger than 12,300 against the US dollar, Bank Indonesia's senior deputy governor says.
8:23 pm December 16, 2014 | No Comment
The Russian ruble crashed to new record lows on Tuesday, losing some 20 percent in value by the afternoon despite drastic overnight measures by the central bank to hike the key rate.
5:50 pm December 16, 2014 | No Comment
Stocks fell in Europe and Asia, while the yen rallied with sovereign bonds as investors sought haven assets after factory reports from China, France and Germany missed estimates amid slumping oil prices. The ruble erased gains after interest rates were raised.
5:27 pm December 16, 2014 | No Comment
In a punishing year for global hedge funds, those investing in Asia are the survivors. Stung by poor returns and large redemptions, 889 hedge funds worldwide shut in the first 11 months of the year, above the annual average of 810 in the five years since the global financial crisis of 2008, according to figures from research firm Eurekahedge. In contrast, 56 Asia-focused funds had closed by the end of November, less than half the average 135 closures in the previous five years.
11:48 am December 16, 2014 | No Comment
Australia is set for a slowdown in initial public offerings in 2015 after a record this year as lackluster performances by recent listings and jittery stock markets caused by a slump in commodities prices cool investor enthusiasm.
3:50 pm December 15, 2014 | No Comment
The rupiah hit a 16-year low versus the dollar on Monday, dented by year-end corporate demand for dollars and possible position squaring in Indonesian bonds by overseas investors.
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