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Europe's Russian Connections

By Aasim M. Husain, Anna Ilyina and Li Zeng

The conflict in Ukraine and the related imposition of sanctions against Russia signal an escalation of geopolitical tensions that is already being felt in the Russian financial markets (Chart 1). 807 more words


Campaign of fears, tears and jeers

I have to say this Presidential election has me so fatigued.

The daily (sometimes hourly) releases of dirt on the candidates, using proxies to deliver the smear, is disheartening for me and I assume for most of the voters who follow this “campaign of fears”. 166 more words


MAS stands pat on monetary policy, in line with expectations

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) kept its exchange-rate based monetary policy unchanged at its semiannual review on Friday (Oct 14), in line with market expectations. 357 more words

Current Affairs

Deutsche is walking dead, but may not fall

When the markets question the viability of a financial institution, then that firm is toast.

The capital markets were the ultimate forum for picking winners and losers, that was until 2008, when the term “Too Big To Fail” came into vogue. 237 more words


China's doomsayers are taking a break — for now

(Source: www.businessinsider.sg)

Economists are feeling pretty good about China’s growth prospects.

Morgan Stanley’s Robin Xing and Jenny Zheng raised their GDP forecasts to 6.7% from 6.4% for this year, and to 6.4% from 6.2% for 2017, according to their report Monday. 412 more words

Money Matters

The bonds that bind

We are inside a month before the US presidential election with plenty on the line as the race is still too tight to call.

But the bond market is telling us there is plenty of tumult to come as Treasuries are selling off hard over the last two trading days. 177 more words


DBS says it "should have taken more rigorous action"

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

DBS said on Tuesday morning that while the Monetary Authority of Singapore has found that “control weaknesses” at the bank were not pervasive, “we should have taken more rigorous action with respect to the questionable activity, even if it was intentionally designed to conceal another purpose”. 114 more words

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