MARK TO MARKET

THIS week, shareholders of Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be able to begin trading their rights shares and 10-year mandatory convertible bonds (MCBs). And, by the looks of things, they should enjoy...

[TOKYO] Japan will compile a fresh stimulus package worth US$1.1 trillion that will include a sizable amount of direct spending to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic, a draft...

[TOKYO] Japan's government plans to include US$302 billion in direct spending under a second extra budget to be compiled on Wednesday, to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic,...

[OTTAWA] The Bank of Canada can deliver more monetary stimulus if needed to meet its 2 per cent inflation target as the economy recovers from the coronavirus crisis, Governor Stephen Poloz said on...

[FRANKFURT] The European Central Bank is "fully prepared" to provide even more stimulus as soon as June to support an economy that may shrink by a tenth this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the...

[BEIJING] China omitted a 2020 economic growth target for the first time and pledged government support for the economy in Premier Li Keqiang's work report on Friday, launching the country's...

[BANGKOK] Thailand's central bank cut its key interest rate for the third time this year to a new low on Wednesday, as expected, as the coronavirus pandemic slows business activity in South-east...

THE BOTTOM LINE

MARKETS understandably tanked when the novel coronavirus hit. The Federal Reserve came to the rescue and participants recovered and went on a euphoric binge.

[SYDNEY] Australia is facing a "significant" and "unprecedented" economic contraction due to the coronavirus pandemic, though massive fiscal and monetary policy stimulus would help cushion the...

MONETARY policy could be tighter than it looks as the pace of government borrowing eclipses the record stimulus of central banks.