Markets

Trading execution prices seen plunging on MiFID II

Price competition would be ercest in trading that involves matching buyers and sellers, which has mostly moved to electronic platforms
NEW YORK • ...

UK outlook seen rosier, closer to rate hike

LONDON • Bank of England (BoE) officials aren’t the only ones feeling a bit more bullish about the UK economy.
The Centre for Economics and Business ...
BioAlpha

Bioalpha targets 42% growth in earnings for FY18

By IZZAT RATNA
Bioalpha Holdings Bhd has targeted an earnings growth of 42.8% for its financial year ending 2018 (FY18), following its expansion plan ...

Sterling vulnerable as May outlines Brexit strategy

LONDON • The pound’s rally, spurred by the Bank of England’s (BoE) hawkish rhetoric, may be vulnerable to heightened sensitivity to economic data and ...
Bank Negara Malaysia

Changing lives through green sukuk

Malaysia is often hailed for its prominence in the area, particularly due to its leadership in the sukuk market, as well as in sustainable and responsible ...

Japan’s haven status shielded by role as world’s top creditor

By BLOOMBERG
While the shift to buy yen after North Korea lobs missiles over Japan may appear counter-intuitive, there’s one main reason why the ...

China bans brokerage CEOs from time off, trips

BEIJING • As China’s most important political event in years draws nearer, regulators have made it clear to the nation’s top financiers that they don’t ...

Banker fees on Japan Post deal are said to top tobacco sale

TOKYO • Japan’s government will pay higher fees to banks managing its sale of a US$12 billion (RM50.4 billion) stake in Japan Post Holdings Co than it did ...

PBoC’s yuan fixing takes centre stage

HONG KONG • China’s yuan fixing is back in focus, with a run of surprises moving the market in recent days.
The central bank set its reference rate — ...

Japan banks turn to private equity, hedge funds for returns

By BLOOMBERG
TOKYO • Japan’s regional banks are turning toward private equity, hedge funds and real estate in search of higher returns as regulatory ...

Hedge funds flip-flop as Harvey disrupts crude market

NEW YORK • Harvey’s got hedge funds caught in a whirlwind.
Just after the storm triggered the biggest rush to a more bearish stance on West Texas ...

Europe’s reinsurers jump as Florida avoids Irma

ROME • Reinsurers jumped in European stock markets amid signs that payouts for damage caused by Hurricane Irma will be lower than expected after the ...