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Market Talk – March 2, 2022

ASIA: Japan’s economic growth will likely grind to a near halt this quarter as coronavirus curbs and supply disruptions threaten to derail the country’s [...]

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Market Talk – February 28, 2022

ASIA: China’s refusal to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine leaves it in a “lose-lose situation” that will hamper its ambition to expand its economic [...]

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Market Talk – February 25, 2022

ASIA: Singapore has raised concerns with India about its ban of popular gaming app “Free Fire,” owned by technology group Sea Ltd, in the first sign of [...]

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Market Talk – February 24, 2022

ASIA: Asian stock markets plunged and oil prices surged Thursday after President Vladimir Putin announced Russian military action in Ukraine. The Shanghai Composite [...]

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Market Talk – February 23, 2022

ASIA: China will unveil bigger tax and fee cuts this year and step-up payments to local governments to offset their hit to revenues, Finance Minister Liu Kun said [...]

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Market Talk – February 22, 2022

ASIA: India and the United Arab Emirates signed a broad trade and investment pact on Friday that will eventually cut all tariffs on each other’s goods and [...]

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Market Talk – February 18, 2022

ASIA: India’s imports of oil from Iraq surged in January to a 29-month high of about 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd), making up nearly a third of the [...]

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Market Talk – February 17, 2022

ASIA: Japan ran its biggest trade deficit in a single month in eight years in January as high energy costs swelled imports and manufacturers struggled with global [...]

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Market Talk – February 16, 2022

ASIA: China’s factory-gate inflation eased to its slowest pace in six months and consumer price growth also softened in January amid weakening property sector [...]

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Market Talk – February 15, 2021

ASIA: Singapore is committed to reopening its economy and borders to the rest of the world, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday. The continued [...]

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