[BEIJING] New bank lending in China climbed to 2.85 trillion yuan (S$572.58 billion) in March, with total social financing hitting a record, as the central bank pumped in more liquidity and cut...

[LONDON] The unwillingness of the top four US banks to lend cash combined with a burst of demand from hedge funds for secured funding could explain a recent spike in US money market rates, the...

[RIYADH] Saudi Arabia's central bank doubled leverage limits for retail investors looking to buy shares in oil giant Saudi Aramco, according to people familiar with the matter, part of an effort...

[SYDNEY] The Australian corporate regulator on Thursday hit back at claims that its anticipated imposition of tougher responsible lending rules is already hurting the country's sluggish economy....

[LONDON] On June 30, British bank NatWest sent out an arcane-sounding press release - bus operator National Express had become the first company to take out a loan based on Sonia, a replacement...

HIGHER lending across various business segments contributed to an overall 0.6 per cent lift in total bank loans for August, reversing a contraction of 0.9 per cent in July even as housing loans...

BANK lending in Singapore inched 0.6 per cent higher in August from a month ago, as continued contraction in consumer loans was offset by a rise in business loans, preliminary data from the...

ROBUST business loans more than offset the decline in residential mortgages, resulting in a 0.8 per cent month-on-month increase in total bank lending for the month of June.

HOUSING loans in Singapore extended its slide in June, but the drop was more than offset by higher lending to businesses, resulting in an increase in total loans for the month.

UNSURPRISINGLY, housing loans in Singapore shrank for the fifth straight month in May. At S$202.54 billion, this is a 13-month low as cooling measures continue to work their way through the...