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Patturaja Murugaboopathy

Foreign investors offload Asian equities as Sino-U.S. trade war flares

07 Aug 2019

Foreign investors dumped Asian equities in the first six days of August after two months of buying, as the United States ramped up pressure on China with a $300 billion trade barrage last week.

Asian firms cut capex, weakening outlook for demand and jobs

26 Jul 2019

Asian firms have cut back capital spending this year, and that means a recovery in regional earnings, jobs and overall demand could take a while.

Higher yields draw carry trades to Asian bonds

12 Jul 2019

Falling global interest rates and the promise of respite in long-running Sino-U.S trade tensions are luring investors seeking decent yields to emerging Asian bonds.

Money flows into Asian equities in June on trade optimism, hopes of U.S. rate cuts

09 Jul 2019

Foreign investors turned net buyers of Asian stocks in June as optimism ahead of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, along with expectations of U.S. interest rate cuts bolstered sentiment.

Indian stocks falter as growth concerns eclipse election euphoria

05 Jul 2019

As domestic economic concerns overtake last month's national election euphoria, India's stock market rally has lost steam and the index is lagging its Asian peers.

India's monsoon rains below average levels for a fourth week

27 Jun 2019

India's monsoon rains were below average for a fourth straight week due to scant seasonal rainfall over central and western parts of the country, raising concerns about production of summer-sown crops such as rice, soybeans and cotton.

Flows into Asian money market funds jump on trade, growth worries

21 Jun 2019

(This june 20 story corrects company name in fifth paragraph to BNP Paribas Asset Management, from BNP Paribas)

Overseas investors switch to Asian bonds from equities in May

13 Jun 2019

While overseas investors sold Asian equities in May, they bought the region's bonds, which were made more attractive by falling yields and offered some safety amid worries over the Sino-U.S. trade war, Brexit and a global economic slowdown.

Overseas investors switch to Asian bonds from equities in May

13 Jun 2019

June 13 While overseas investors sold Asian equities in May, they bought the region's bonds, which were made more attractive by falling yields and offered some safety amid worries over the Sino-U.S. trade war, Brexit and a global economic slowdown. Foreigners bought a net $4.61 billion of regional bonds after selling $3.64 billion in April, data from regional banks and bond market associations in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and India showed.

World News

Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel

An Iranian tanker at the centre of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.