[SHANGHAI] China may set an economic growth target for this year of between 6 per cent and 6.5 per cent, lower than for 2018, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Friday, citing unnamed...

[TOKYO] Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday that it was necessary to move forward towards beating deflation by whatever it took, and that the central bank wanted to work with the...

EDITORIAL

A MORE accommodative Federal Reserve is usually good news for risk markets, but the US central bank's softer stance in the midst of the recent market downturns is reason for concern...

[BANGKOK] Thailand's monetary policy committee (MPC) expects any future policy tightening would be gradual after the central bank's first rate hike since 2011 in December, minutes from its...

[TOKYO] Several Bank of Japan policymakers warned the global economic outlook was worsening and recent oil price falls could further delay achievement of their 2 per cent inflation target, a summary...

[TOKYO] Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda blamed recent instability in stock markets on growing global economic uncertainties, but said the world's third-largest economy was resilient...

[TOKYO] Bank of Japan policymakers disagreed on the feasibility of allowing bond yields to move more flexibly around the central bank's zero per cent target, reflecting division within the board...

[FRANKFURT] The European Central Bank (ECB) shouldn't waste any time in normalising monetary policy if the economic situation in the euro area allows for it, according to Bundesbank President...

THE global economy headed into the final stretch of 2018 in weakened shape, handing investors renewed reason to question how much central banks will be able to tighten monetary policy next year.

WHILE Singapore's financial stability remains sound - whether in terms of corporate debt, the overall banking system or household borrowing - risks to global financial stability have increased...