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  • Price spikes feared as Asian oil production drops

    SINGAPORE -- A global focus on rising oil output in the U.S. has overshadowed an important trend elsewhere in the market. Falling oil production in Asia is forecast to accelerate as major fields dry up, which will stiffen demand for foreign barrels

    March 29, 2017 07:40 pm JST
  • Singapore Exchange to launch leveraged, inverse ETFs in second quarter

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) -- The Singapore Exchange plans to launch leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds in the second quarter as part of a push to grow its ETF business, which currently accounts for just 1% of its securities turnover.The bourse o

    March 29, 2017 06:08 pm JST
  • Pankaj Ghemawat and Phillip Bastian

    Southeast Asia's globalization outperformers

    While few observers would be surprised that Singapore is one of the world's most globalized countries, it may raise some eyebrows that the city-state's Southeast Asian neighbors Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia also stand out relative to what might be

    March 29, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • Singapore developers turn to co-working spaces amid office glut, changing needs

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) -- Major Singapore landlords such as CapitaLand and City Developments have begun to carve out co-working spaces within their properties as the economy slows and tenant preferences change, lowering the cost of a desirable work lo

    March 28, 2017 09:54 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 jumps most in a week on U.S. tax policy optimism

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan climbed the most in a week as anxiety over U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to execute policy plans diminished, with South Korean and Southeast Asian equities pacing gains.The Nikkei Asia300

    March 28, 2017 08:22 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia rebound as markets look past Trump healthcare bill

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) -- Shares in Singapore and Malaysia rose on Tuesday, tracking a rebound in most regional markets as investors focused on U.S. fiscal stimulus plans after President Donald Trump's healthcare bill failed.The Nikkei Asia300 index,

    March 28, 2017 07:26 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia shares slip after US health bill fails

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) - Shares in Singapore fell for the first time in three sessions Monday as the defeat of U.S. President Donald Trump's healthcare bill reignited concerns about his ability to push through his economic agenda.Malaysian shares edge

    March 27, 2017 08:41 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slips after Trump health bill fails

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks fell Monday, as the failure of U.S. President Donald Trump's healthcare bill fuelled concerns about the rest of his economic agenda, turning investors risk averse.The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell 0.5% or 6.2 points

    March 27, 2017 08:23 pm JST
  • Microinsurance closes gaps in social safety nets

    TOKYO "I was very worried [about the hospital bill] because my father was in [intensive care] for a long time," said Sheryl Tan, recalling the two painful months leading up to her father's death last year. "So I was relieved when I heard that Medi

    March 26, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Insurers help to pay for Asia's infrastructure needs

    BANGKOK -- A recent $150 million refurbishment of two decades-old geothermal power plants on the Philippine island of Luzon may sound like just another project aimed at overcoming the country's severe electricity shortages. But, for Asia's insurance

    March 26, 2017 01:40 am JST
  • US judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request

    CHICAGO (Reuters) -- A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state.Amos Yee, 18, who had been jailed twice in Singapore, q

    March 25, 2017 04:05 pm JST
  • Formula One Asian expansion stalls amid growing losses

    SEOUL -- When the 2017 Formula One season motor racing gets underway in a roar of engines on Melbourne in Sunday, it will signal the start of another crucial year for the sport, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.Boasting the fastest race cars in

    March 25, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains on week even as Trump jitters weigh

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks managed modest gains this week, helped by advances in heavyweights after earnings, even as uncertainty about U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies dampened sentiment.The Nikkei Asia300 Index edged 0.02%

    March 24, 2017 10:35 pm JST
  • Lenders drive Singapore's losses on week, Malaysia flat

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) -- Singapore shares slipped this week, led by heavyweight lenders as U.S. bond yields declined amid doubts over President Donald Trump's ability to pass economic reforms.Malaysia shares ended the week little changed as buying by

    March 24, 2017 08:08 pm JST
  • Singapore manufacturing continues upswing but headwinds seen

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) -- Singapore's manufacturing output rose for the seventh straight month in February although signs the momentum could be waning tempered the outlook for the months ahead.Data released on Friday by the Singapore Economic Developm

    March 24, 2017 07:15 pm JST
  • Guy de Jonquieres

    Talk of 'Singapore option' offers no future for Brexit Britain

    On March 29, Theresa May, Britain's prime minister, plans to give formal notice of the country's intention to leave the European Union by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. That will launch Britain on a voyage into the unknown, which May ho

    March 24, 2017 02:20 pm JST
  • Brazilian meat scare sweeps across Asia

    HONG KONG/SEOUL -- The scandal over tainted meat from Brazil is shaking up Asian markets that have come to depend on the South American country's plentiful exports. Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China have each suspended imports, while South Korean

    March 23, 2017 11:59 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index little changed as Trump caution weighs

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks were little changed Thursday despite a rebound on Wall Street as markets remained cautious about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to pass major economic reforms.The Nikkei Asia300 Index was 0.01% higher at 1

    March 23, 2017 09:52 pm JST
  • Michael Vatikiotis

    ASEAN at 50: Uncertain times call for smart diplomacy

    As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations celebrates its 50th anniversary, the complexity of the internal and external environment is severely testing its approach to cooperative security that rests, above all, on preserving the sovereignty of e

    March 23, 2017 09:40 pm JST
  • Singapore edges higher on Wall Street cues, Malaysia slips

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) -- Shares in Singapore rose on Thursday after Wall Street showed signs of steadying even though uncertainty about President Donald Trump's economic agenda persisted. Malaysian equities ended slightly lower.Singapore's Straits Ti

    March 23, 2017 08:29 pm JST