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Asian shares rise despite weak China data

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Asian markets climbed Monday as investors brushed off fresh evidence indicating that China’s manufacturing sector is shrinking, while some analysts said it could prompt lawmakers to loosen monetary policy.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Stocks | Read More »

Asian shares mixed as eyes turn on Fed meeting

A man walks past a world stock price chart on a street in Tokyo on March 10, 2014 Asia's markets were mixed in edgy trade on Wednesday, March 19, after Russia ratcheted up tensions in Eastern Europe by formally absorbing Crimea from Ukraine.  AP PHOTO/EUGENE HOSHIKO

Asia’s markets were mixed in edgy trade on Wednesday after Russia ratcheted up tensions in Eastern Europe by formally absorbing Crimea from Ukraine.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Yellen to put Fed’s new leadership on display

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, as she testifies before the Senate Banking Committee to deliver the semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress. AP FILE PHOTO

The Janet Yellen era at the Federal Reserve begins in earnest this week with a two-day meeting, a policy statement and fresh economic forecasts. Yet all that will be a prelude to the marquee event: Yellen’s first news conference as Fed chair.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BSP chief calls for calm in markets

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BSP Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr.: Room to keep rates low is ‘narrower’. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The central bank has called for calm in financial markets following statements by the United States’ top monetary official emphasizing the need for continued stimulus to support the American economy.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Dollar firms in Asia after US growth data

The Philippines prepaid more foreign debts in 2013 than the year before, thus causing its outstanding obligations to non-Filipino creditors to decline. AP FILE PHOTO

The dollar rose in Asia Friday following better-than-forecast US growth figures, which also eased concerns about emerging markets after a heavy sell-off this week.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Banks ‘overreacting’ to Fed tapering

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National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon: Overreaction.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon on Wednesday said the higher interest rates on peso-denominated government securities was an “overreaction” of the market to the US Federal Reserve’s tapering mode.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Federal Reserve paid US gov’t $77.7B in 2013

Former chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan, left, talks with Janet Yellen, right, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and successor to current chairman Ben Bernanke, before taking their seat to participate in the ceremonial signing of a certificate commemorating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Federal Reserve Act, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at the Federal Reserve Building in Washington. AP

The Federal Reserve says it paid the federal government $77.7 billion in 2013. That was down from the record set in 2012 but still far above payment levels before the Great Recession.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

World stocks muted on Fed tapering outlook

The news conference of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appears on a television screen at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. The Federal Reserve has decided to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy because the job market has shown steady improvement. The Fed will trim its $85 billion a month in bond purchases by $10 billion starting in January. AP

World stock markets were muted Thursday amid concern an improved U.S. economy might prompt the Federal Reserve to reduce its stimulus faster than previously expected.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PSEi climbs back to 6,000 after US Fed Reserve’s modest stimulus tapering

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The local stock barometer rallied back to the 6,000 level on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve unveiled a modest – and widely anticipated – tapering of its monetary stimulus that has buoyed emerging market assets.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks muted on prospect Fed to trim stimulus

A woman walks past a screen showing the world stock index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong, Wednesday. AP

Asian stocks markets were muted Friday despite an uptick in China’s manufacturing as investors continued to fret that the Fed will begin cutting its stimulus as soon as January.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar mixed in Asia before Fed meeting

The Philippines prepaid more foreign debts in 2013 than the year before, thus causing its outstanding obligations to non-Filipino creditors to decline. AP FILE PHOTO

The dollar was mixed in Asia Tuesday as investors await the end of a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting for clues about the bank’s plans for its stimulus program.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar falls as Fed maintains stimulus

The Philippines prepaid more foreign debts in 2013 than the year before, thus causing its outstanding obligations to non-Filipino creditors to decline. AP FILE PHOTO

The dollar Wednesday tumbled against other major currencies after the Federal Reserve’s surprise decision to maintain its aggressive monetary stimulus program.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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