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Bumper profits, government pre

November 21, 2017
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Dividend payouts by Asia’s biggest companies are poised for their biggest increase in six years as profits surge and pressure grows on firms to be more generous with their shareholders.

PH, Thailand stocks climb

November 21, 2017
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Thai shares rose on Monday after data showed the economy grew at its fastest pace in 4-1/2 years in the third quarter, while Indonesia hit a record high and the Philippines firmed as investors sought bargains after third-quarter earnings.

Asian FX steady

November 21, 2017
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Most Asian currencies were muted on Monday in the face of political uncertainty in Germany and lingering doubts about the prospects for US tax reform, dimming sentiment.

Confidence in euro zone expans

November 20, 2017
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BENGALURU- The euro zone economy will mark its best year in a decade and maintain solid growth well into 2018, according to economists in a Reuters poll who said the risk was that their forecasts might not be optimistic enough.

PSEi profit up 45%

November 20, 2017
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The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) said profit for the first nine months of the year reached P707.35 million, up 45.9 percent from P484.71 million a year ago. 
 

SE Asia stocks up

November 20, 2017
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Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Friday after a strong overnight finish by Wall Street along with robust local economic data helped fuel investor confidence in the region.

Asia FX strengthens

November 20, 2017
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Most Asian currencies strengthened on Friday with the US dollar weakened by a media report that investigators into possible Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election had subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s election campaign for documents.

Wealth gap seen slowly narrowi

November 17, 2017
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LONDON- As the debate over wealth inequality rages, a paradox is expected to play out over the next five years: the share of people in the lowest strata will decline, while the wealth of the world’s richest will grow faster than any other group.

Peso up; other Asia FX slip

November 17, 2017
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Most Asian currencies weakened on Thursday as the US dollar firmed, boosted by solid US data though its gains were capped by doubts over the prospects for US tax reform.

SE Asia stocks up

November 17, 2017
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Most Southeast Asian stock markets firmed on Thursday, with Indonesia climbing about 1 percent after a six-session losing streak and Vietnam scaling a fresh peak in nearly a decade, as upbeat US and regional economic data boosted sentiment.

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Column of the Day

Trashy Trudeau and toothy Ardern

By REY O. ARCILLA | November 21,2017
‘As the top officials of their governments, the two ought to be well-versed in good manners and right conduct.’

Opinion of the Day

Who is in a (Christmas) rush?

By ABIGAIL VALTE | November 21, 2017
‘It seems we’ll be seeing an impeachment trial at the Senate come January.’