By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Oil has strengthened, but Singapore banks not out of the woods yet

Stronger global oil prices have yet to benefit the offshore marine sector, whose continued troubles are expected to dominate the narrative this week when Singapore’s three largest banks release their earnings More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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UK house price growth edges up after December slowdown

British house price growth became slightly more broad-based last month after slowing in December for the first time since just after June’s vote to leave the European Union, a monthly survey of property valuers More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Call for scrutiny of private firms ‘to prevent another BHS’

A committee of MPs is recommending that large private firms should face the same rules on corporate governance as publicly listed companies. The work and pensions committee says changes could prevent another collapse More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Fraud case and falling share price take shine off Lloyds’s farewell to taxpayer

] When Lloyds Banking Group last week finally accepted responsibility for compensating the small business customers who were victims of a £245m fraud involving HBOS Reading, it was again forced to face up to the More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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I took a trip to Mars in 2117 and it was exactly like ‘Star Wars’

The skies are different shades of red while my space pod narrowly avoids a larger flying vehicle above. A gold monument adorns a large white plaza where thousands of humans are walking around. A welcome message More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Manufacturing jump shows economy ended 2016 strongly despite Brexit vote

The Bank of England has signalled it is in no hurry to raise interest rates from their record low. Sterling rose after Friday’s data and British government bond futures modestly extended losses. “While More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Samsung chief in second grilling over corruption claims

Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong has been questioned for a second time as a suspect in South Korea’s biggest political corruption scandal. Prosecutors are expected to decide based on the hearing whether they will More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Instead of draining the swamp, Trump has become Wall Street’s best buddy

President Trump was an accident waiting to happen. The US had entered a zone of fragility: there were too many inequalities, grievances and accompanying disillusion in a system felt not to work . A chief reason More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Fed could take the wheel from Trump and drive markets this week

The Federal Reserve could rival the White House as a source of volatility in the week ahead. Since he was elected, President Donald Trump has taken the driver’s seat for markets, pushing the obsessive focus More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Britain’s economy likely expanded 0.7 percent in three months to January: NIESR

Britain’s economy likely expanded by 0.7 percent in the three months to January, quickening slightly from the fourth quarter, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research said on Friday. Its estimate More...