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JAPAN boosted its new economic stimulus package on Monday to a record US$1.1 trillion to expand cash payouts to its citizens, as the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic threatens to push the...

AMID the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis and the Singapore government's subsequent drawdown on reserves to fund the Resilience and now, Solidarity, Budgets, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat...

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency to fight new coronavirus infections in major population centres and unveiled a stimulus package he described as among...

JAPAN will boost government bond issuance by US$149 billion from July to fund a massive stimulus package aimed at combating the hit to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic, two government...

JAPAN'S ruling party called for stimulus worth a total of 100 trillion yen (S$1.32 trillion), or 16-17 per cent of economic output, to combat the hit to the economy from the coronavirus, with the...

[WASHINGTON] The Federal Reserve on Monday announced a massive second wave of initiatives to support a shuttered US economy, including buying an unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs...

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WHILE policymakers are pulling out all the stops from rate cuts and asset purchases to the unprecedented shutting down of borders to save their epidemic-hit economies, financial markets remain...

PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe is gearing up for his second big stimulus package in a matter of months as the novel coronavirus pushes Japan into what could be a deep and prolonged recession.

NEW Zealand unveiled a NZ$12.1 billion (S$10.3 billion) stimulus package on Tuesday as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern raided the nation's "rainy day" fund to soften the economic hit from the novel...

MARK TO MARKET

IN the world of fickle, forward-looking financial markets, some of the top news headlines over the past week were not at all unexpected.