Bridges, ports, roads and dams: Infrastructure investment is having a moment in the sun. But will it rise to the high hopes so many have that it can rebuild crumbling economies around the world?
Global Finance Magazine
The golden age of cheap corporate funding is coming to an end. Or is it? After Donald Trump’s surprise election as US president, markets reached a quick consensus that a new economic day was dawning. But interest rate hikes may not come as fast--or do as much damage--as some expect.
Expectations for lower corporate taxes and an easing of regulatory pressure on the finance industry under President Donald Trump bode well for midsize regional banks and their commercial clients across the US. Will those expectations be met or dashed?
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By Saurabh Chaturvedi Malaysia's inflation accelerated in January on higher fuel prices, official data showed Wednesday. The consumer-price index rose 3.2% from a year earlier, according to the Department of Statistics, compared with a 1.8% year-over-year increase in December. Economists ...
By Chester Yung HONG KONG--Hong Kong's economy is expected to grow 2% to 3% this year, improving from last year's 1.9% expansion, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said Wednesday, though he cautioned that the global outlook remains cloudy. Mr. Chan said ...
By Jenny W. Hsu U.S. oil prices stayed at a 19-month high in Asia Wednesday after oil leaders affirmed that the supply cut effort by heavyweights producers was making headway. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures ...