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Asian shares rebound as U.S. and Iran stand down, yen retreats

Asian shares rebound as U.S. and Iran stand down, yen retreats

Published 09/01/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks had their best session in weeks on Thursday, as the United States and Iran backed away from the brink of [more…]

China’s Hengyi runs new Brunei refinery near full rates: officials

China’s Hengyi runs new Brunei refinery near full rates: officials

Published 02/01/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China’s Hengyi Petrochemical Co Ltd is operating its new 160,000 barrels per day refinery in Brunei at near full capacity after trial [more…]

BlackRock, Temasek to take majority stake in wealth management JV with CCB: sources

BlackRock, Temasek to take majority stake in wealth management JV with CCB: sources

Published 23/12/2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. asset manager BlackRock Inc, Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd and China Construction Bank Corp (CCB) have agreed to set [more…]

Asian shares near 18-month high, bask in trade deal afterglow

Asian shares near 18-month high, bask in trade deal afterglow

Published 23/12/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets idled near 18-month highs on Monday as trading volumes weakened ahead of the Christmas holiday break, with investors taking profit [more…]

Artist at center of Italian anti-racism row defends ape pictures

Artist at center of Italian anti-racism row defends ape pictures

Published 17/12/2019

MILAN (Reuters) - Artist Simone Fugazzotto defended on Tuesday a widely criticized anti-racism campaign launched by Italy’s Serie A soccer league which features his paintings [more…]

Singapore artist channels ‘creepy-cute’ with baby heads in sushi rolls

Singapore artist channels ‘creepy-cute’ with baby heads in sushi rolls

Published 17/12/2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - At first glance the works of Singaporean artist Qixuan Lim have a familiar, edible appearance. But upon a closer look at the [more…]

Asian shares jump on ‘phase one’ Sino-U.S. trade deal

Asian shares jump on ‘phase one’ Sino-U.S. trade deal

Published 16/12/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Asian shares hit their highest in nearly eight months on Monday after the United States and China agreed on a preliminary trade [more…]

Big FX platforms see e-trading volumes drop over past three years: BIS

Big FX platforms see e-trading volumes drop over past three years: BIS

Published 09/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Turnover on some of the world’s biggest currency-trading venues has dropped as falling market volatility prompts some global banks to route more [more…]

Asian shares buoyed by strong U.S. job data, China worry caps gains

Asian shares buoyed by strong U.S. job data, China worry caps gains

Published 09/12/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up on Monday, catching some of Wall Street’s momentum after surprisingly strong U.S. jobs data, although regional gains were [more…]

Health experts warn of emerging threat of Nipah virus

Health experts warn of emerging threat of Nipah virus

Published 09/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - A deadly virus called Nipah carried by bats has already caused human outbreaks across South and South East Asia and has “serious [more…]