International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that slower growth rates among emerging markets are causing cash outflows and could cause another bout of crisis. Narrowing differential in growth prospects between advanced and emerging economies may add to the crisis situation again.
Goldman Sachs-backed consumer finance startup CompareAsiaGroup got its new CEO Sam Allen. In 2015, CompareAsiaGroup closed a Series A round of funding led by Goldman Sachs and is planning to go for a Series B round funding soon.
Alibaba Group has completed acquisition of South China Morning Post. To put a footstep with revealing the acquisition, readers have got free access to the once subscribed online newspaper. The move allows the 113-year-old newspaper to approach towards becoming a global leader in news arena.
The Japanese yen has reached the top hitting a 17-month high on Tuesday. The appreciation takes place following advice from Japanese Prime Minister for cautious market intervention by authorities. Addition of value to yen cause downward trend in Nikkei average index on the same day leading towards a 18% drop during this year.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India's central bank, has reduced repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50 percent, indicating an over five-year low. After the rate cut, home loans will be cheaper by half a percentage.
Nestlé India is again facing controversies with its all-time favorite Maggi noodles. Recent lab tests show that the lead content is within permissible limits unlike monosodium glutamate which exceeds the allowable level.
Cyprus-based lender RCB has denied reports of extending unsecured loans. Latest British media reports turned spotlight on alleged role of RCB in providing unsecured loans to people close to Vladimir Putin, President of Russia. Cyprus Central Bank said it was probing into the issue.
Leonardo DiCaprio can still visit Indonesia and will not be barred as an Indonesian minister appreciates his effort about the plight of the animals and how to help them and looks forward on working with him.
Mitr Phol Group of Thailand has been recognized as the largest sugar and bio-power producer in Thailand and the fifth-largest sugar producer across the globe. The group intends to get recognized as the world’s leading sugar and bio-power producer. Upholding the view, MPG has announced its ฿50.4 billion investment plan inn some select areas.
Xiaomi’s partnership with India’s Hungama will make it easier, more accessible and more affordable for locals to access the company’s service that will soon be integrated together with themes and ringtones.
Minister Al Falih, head of Aramco, has expressed intention for investment in India’s oil industry. The intention has been revealed following its earlier decision for selling less than 5% stake of Aramco through IPO. All the moves have been analyzed as parts of Saudi bid to diversify its economy while reducing dependence on oil prices.
China's eighth largest investment bank, Guosen Securities, has clarified on behalf of its unit that there's no default on its offshore debt. The trustee of the offshore bond Bank of New York Mellon (BNY) had earlier warned bondholders of a possible default.
SunEdison is about to file bankruptcy protection to safeguard itself from creditors while trying to recover from its losses while it continues to operate. At the same time it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over possible overstating.
Leonardo DiCaprio visited Gunung Leuser National Park in Aceh using a tourist visa on Sunday. He posted remarks in his Instagram account about the deforestation of large hectares of land intended for palm oil plantation and the dangers it impose on the nation's flora and fauna.
The world's second largest economy showed positive signs as resurgent sales in the real estate sector boosted growth during March. However, China recorded drop in exports and freight segments.
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