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The longstanding negative correlation between stock and bond prices is an artifact of the low-inflation environment of the past 30 years. If inflation and inflation expectations continue to rise, investors will have to rethink their portfolio strategies to hedge against the risk of massive future losses
29 Jan 2022
DBS is acquiring Citi’s consumer banking franchise in Taiwan, a development that will accelerate the Singapore-based bank’s business growth in that market by 10 years. DBS will pay cash for the net assets of Citi Consumer Taiwan plus a premium of S$956 million or NT$19.8 billion (US$706.6 million).
28 Jan 2022
The leading central banks appear to have lost control of consumers’ inflation expectations, and the costs could be high. If wage increases accelerate over the next quarter, monetary policymakers will be obliged to respond firmly by raising interest rates sharply, or else lose even more credibility
28 Jan 2022
Digital infrastructure provider Equinix has formed a US$525 million limited liability partnership with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, to develop and operate two hyperscale data centres in Seoul, Korea.
27 Jan 2022
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a project to make cross-border securities transactions in the Asean+3 region more efficient and secure through the use of blockchain technology.
27 Jan 2022
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has launched its five-year Financial Sector Blueprint to guide the country in its journey towards financial inclusion, digital finance and sustainability.
27 Jan 2022
Darwinbox, an Asia-focused human resources technology platform headquartered in Hyderabad, India, has raised US$72 million in its latest funding round, taking total investment in the company to over US$110 million and its valuation to US$1 billion plus.
26 Jan 2022
First Chinese international bank to conduct underwriting with its US entity
26 Jan 2022
Vietnam’s leading private retail and SME bank, Ho Chi Minh City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HDBank) has secured a US$165 million investment from three institutions – International Finance Corporation (IFC), LeapFrog Investments and Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) – through the issuance of convertible tier 2 bonds. In addition to strengthening the bank’s capital structure, the funding will help increase the bank’s lending to retail and SMEs, including those owned or led by women.
26 Jan 2022
DEG-backed Vietnamese agribiz aims to raise 10% of its registered capital US$47.8 million
26 Jan 2022
Focus on boosting connectivity, progressive solutions, sustainable investing
26 Jan 2022
FLOW Digital Infrastructure has appointed Amandine Wang as its chief executive officer, effective January 1 2022. Based in Singapore, Wang will focus on driving the firm’s growth and the delivery of its mission to enable digital economies in Asia-Pacific.
25 Jan 2022
Darren Beatty has more than 20 years of banking experience
25 Jan 2022
By now, it is passé to warn that the US Federal Reserve is “behind the curve” in fighting inflation. In fact, the Fed is so far behind that it can’t even see the curve and may have to slam on the policy brakes to regain control before it is too late
25 Jan 2022
Winners of The Asset Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Awards 2021 demonstrate commitment to sustainability with multiple transactions in 2021.
25 Jan 2022