Kazakhstan in line for S'pore trade deal

SINGAPORE – A new services and investment agreement between Singapore and Kazakhstan will bolster trade ties that have been growing in strength in recent years. Negotiations for the pact, which is part of a deal between Singapore and the Eurasian

Italian yields hit 2-week highs with 30-year BTP sale in focus

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Italian yields rose to a two-week high while core European government bond yields were stable on Thursday as hopes of a U.S. fiscal stimulus package persisted. Eyes

Digital economy pacts pave way for Singapore to keep pace with trends on global stage, spur job creation

SINGAPORE – Amid a drive for digitalisation that is already changing cities and economies, Singapore initiated discussions with like-minded trade partners to develop basic rules for digital trade and a framework for collaboration in the digital era. Formal negotiations culminated

Japan export decline slows in September as shipments recover

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s exports in September fell at a slower pace than in the previous six months as US-bound shipments of cars started to recover from Covid-19 lows, suggesting the pandemic’s pressure on the economy was easing. The slower

Japan factory output rises for 3rd straight month

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s factory output rose for the third straight month in August, in a positive sign for manufacturers as economic activity gradually recovered further from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Demand among Japan’s global trading partners, and

Singapore factory output snaps losing streak, surging 13.7% in August as semiconductors shine

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s manufacturing output rebounded in August, ending a three-month slump, bolstered by strong growth in semiconductor production and a return to growth for the volatile biomedical segment. Factory production grew a surprisingly strong 13.7 per cent compared with the

Australia to overhaul bankruptcy laws to help firms over Covid-19

SYDNEY (REUTERS) – Australia on Thursday (Sept 24) unveiled its biggest shakeup in bankruptcy laws in nearly three decades, allowing businesses to trade while insolvent and take more control over debt restructuring, in a bid to help firms through the

Singapore core inflation stays negative but eases slightly in August

SINGAPORE – The slide in Singapore’s core consumer prices eased last month on smaller declines in the costs of services, retail and other goods, as well as electricity and gas. Core inflation, which excludes accommodation and private road transport costs,