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A FEW weeks before the US presidential election, two economists set out to quantify the impact that the winner would have on the stock market. Justin Wolfers and Eric Zitzewitz looked at the market...

DESPITE some initial geopolitical concerns, financial markets finished the month of August with the MSCI AC World index down a mere -0.1 per cent while global bonds saw returns of 0.4 per cent. The...

INSURERS got burned badly in the 2008 financial crisis. So almost a decade later, BlackRock Inc scoured the industry's US$5 trillion in US investments to figure out how they would fare if...

THE Dollar and the Dow are the focus of market attention. One D reflects the serial stumbles of the US presidency and the other D seems to ignore the very same stumbles. Some investors are beginning...

BANKERS may be leaving London, but Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) could still offer opportunities to buy UK commercial real estate with the market in flux, according to Australia...

FIVE months before he got married, Tim Koogle, Yahoo's first chief executive officer, was in the market for a house. It was early 2003, and he and his fiancée Pam Scott "were looking for...

IN the spring of 2012, Dustan Woodhouse, then a 40-year-old Vancouver mortgage broker, broke the cardinal rule of saving for retirement: he liquidated his retirement fund, took the tax hit and...

AFTER 18 years flying as an airline for the price-conscious, Allegiant Travel Co wants to add real estate development to its list of corporate activities. The company is embarking on an audacious...

HOT STOCKS

SHARES of mainboard-listed Thakral Corporation surged on news that the group has accepted a HK$420 million (S$73 million) bid for its warehouse properties in Hong Kong following a five-week tender...

TRADING in the shares of beauty and slimming specialist Mary Chia Holdings was rejuvenated on Friday after it announced a takeover bid by the controlling owner of Suki Sushi, operator of Japanese and...

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