Indian bonds are to be included in global indexes. Is this a gamechanger?

An undated editorial illustration of the Indian rupee and the Indian flag. Anand Purohit | Moment | Getty Images The decision to include Indian government bonds in two prominent global indexes recently is being viewed as a shot in the arm for the rapidly growing country and is expected to bring in billions of inflows. … Read more

‘Mr Yen’ says Japan may intervene if yen drops to 155

Japanese authorities may intervene if the yen sinks to 155 to 160 against the dollar, according to a former top foreign exchange official Eisuke Sakakibara. The Bank of Japan’s decision on Tuesday to exit the world’s last remaining negative rates regime sparked a sell-off in the Japanese currency as Governor Kazuo Ueda reiterated monetary conditions … Read more

Canon Electronics leads plunge among Space One consortium after failed launch

Japan’s Canon Electronics shares fell as much as 12.7% on Wednesday after Tokyo-based Space One’s small rocket exploded just moments after its maiden launch. Reuters reported the solid-fueled Kairos rocket blew up just seconds after lifting off at 11:01 a.m. Japan time. If successful, Space One would have been Japan’s first company to put a … Read more

Egypt hikes interest rates by 600 basis points, pound crumbles to record low

Yousef Gamal El-Din | CNBC Egypt’s pound hit a record low against the dollar on Wednesday after its central bank hiked interest rates by 600 points and devalued the currency. The steps were meant to facilitate an agreement with the International Monetary Fund, which is expected to confirm the extension of its current $3 billion … Read more

Nigeria battles to halt spiraling currency crisis and rising food insecurity

IBADAN, Nigeria – Feb. 19, 2024: Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the hike in price and hard living conditions in Ibadan on February 19, 2024. Samuel Alabi | Afp | Getty Images Nigeria is battling to contain a historic currency crisis and soaring inflation, with the International Monetary Fund on Monday warning that … Read more

Disney’s Reliance merger is a streaming wars win

Disney+ Hotstar logo is seen on a smartphone and flag of India on a pc screen. (Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Walt Disney and Indian conglomerate Reliance‘s media merger will give back highly valuable cricket streaming rights to the U.S. firm in a country absolutely … Read more

China’s Country Garden gets liquidation petition from creditor

Aerial photo shows a Country Garden residential area in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu province, Feb 5, 2024. Future Publishing via Getty Images Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images China’s Country Garden Holdings said Wednesday it received a liquidation petition filed by one of its creditors, deepening worries about the country’s beleaguered property sector. … Read more

Africa’s largest economy is battling a currency crisis and a crumbling economy

IBADAN, Nigeria – Feb. 19, 2024: Demonstrators are seen at a protest against the hike in price and hard living conditions in Ibadan on February 19, 2024. Samuel Alabi | Afp | Getty Images With annual inflation nearing 30% and a currency in freefall, Nigeria is facing one of its worst economic crises in years, … Read more

Airbus says competition from China’s Comac C919 won’t ‘rock the boat’

A commercial Aircraft Corp of China (Comac) C919 aircraft operated by China Eastern Airlines during the Singapore Airshow in Singapore, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — China’s homegrown airliner may be the latest challenger to Airbus and Boeing’s passenger jets, but an executive from Airbus said he’s not … Read more

China Lunar New Year holiday travel spending surpasses pre-Covid levels

Visitors near Yuyuan Bazaar in Shanghai, China, on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. Raul Ariano | Bloomberg | Getty Images China’s travel activity and spending jumped above pre-pandemic levels during the Lunar New year holiday, in a sign that consumption was improving in the world’s second-largest economy. Some 474 million domestic trips were made during the … Read more