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Thai c.bank to introduce more debt measures in October

BANGKOK, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Thailand's central bank said on Tuesday it planned to introduce debt consolidation measures to help reduce interest rates on consumer loans for retail debtors, as the country suffers its most protracted coronavirus outbreak so far. The move is viewed as more useful than cutting the rate ceiling of those loans, at a time

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Thai c.bank to introduce more debt measures in October

BANGKOK, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Thailand's central bank said on Tuesday it planned to introduce debt consolidation measures to help reduce interest rates on consumer loans for retail debtors, as the country suffers its most protracted coronavirus outbreak so far. The move is viewed as more useful than cutting the rate ceiling of those loans, at a time

Indonesia parliament committee approves govt's $190 bln 2022 budget

JAKARTA, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Indonesia's parliamentary budget committee on Tuesday approved President Joko Widodo's 2022 budget with total spending of about 2,714 trillion rupiah ($190.40 billion), representing a fiscal deficit equal to 4.85% of gross domestic product. The budget aimed to underpin an economic recovery next year with GDP slated to g

Turkish official says must boost confidence in beleaguered lira

ISTANBUL, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Finance Minister Sakir Ercan Gul said on Tuesday that dollarisation is an important problem and that steps needed to be taken to increase confidence in the lira, which weakened to a record low against the dollar last week. Speaking at a conference in Istanbul, Gul said the government was aiming for a bud

Euro zone yields at highest since early July as cen bank anxiety holds

Sept 28 (Reuters) - Euro zone bond yields rose to their highest since early July on Tuesday, tracking moves in U.S. Treasuries, as markets continued to fret about when central banks might tighten monetary policy. Bond yields on both sides of the Atlantic have been on the rise since U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers last week projected policymakers
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FTSE 100 flat as mining stocks weigh; Smiths Group top gainer

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window) * FTSE 100 flat, FTSE 250 off 0.5% Sept 28 (Reuters) - London's FTSE 100 was subdued on Tuesday as losses in mining heavyweights outweighed strength in energy shares, while Smiths Group topped the blue-chip index after the technology company
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Reuters Daily Commodities Brief - September 28

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Shares in Goldman's Petershill Partners flat on London debut

FRANKFURT, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Shares in Goldman Sachs' GS.N Petershill Partners opened flat on Tuesday, as the firm which invests in alternative investment managers sold 1.2 billion pounds ($1.64 billion)of stock in an initial public offering. The company, which takes minority stakes in private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, was valued a
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Australia shares end lower as miners drag on China power concerns

* Energy stocks track crude higher * Miners down on demand worries * NZX 50 fell 0.4% (Updates to close) Sept 28 (Reuters) - Australian shares ended lower on Tuesday, dragged down by heavyweight miners, as investors weighed the potential impact of a widening power shortage in China. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO fell 1.47% to finish the session at 7,
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China has tools to avoid Evergrande crisis, says ADB head

* China's banking system has ample buffers - ADB's Asakawa * Evergrande has ample asset holdings to pay back debt - Asakawa * Asakawa warns of impact on regional gov finances, consumption * China's economy to resume moderate growth from 2022 - Asakawa By Leika Kihara TOKYO, Sept 28 (Reuters) - China has sufficient buffers and policy tools to preven

S.Korean stocks end lower on Evergrande, China power shortage worries

* KOSPI falls, foreigners net buyers * KRW weakens to over one-year low vs USD * South Korea benchmark bond yield rises * For the midday report, please click SEOUL, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korean shares closed lower on Tuesday, in line with broader Asian markets on lingering fears over the fate of Ch

Chipmakers, shippers drive Japanese shares to end lower

TOKYO, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Japanese shares ended lower on Tuesday, as heavy losses in chipmakers and shippers eclipsed investor hopes for a steady economic growth momentum under a new political leadership in the run-up to a ruling party election. The Nikkei share average .N225 dipped 0.19% to close at 30,183.96, after falling as much as 0.78% earli
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Tech slide, China woes weigh on European stocks

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window) Sept 28 (Reuters) - European stocks fell on Tuesday, as a surge in government bond yields pressured high-growth technology shares, with fresh signs of a slowdown in China's economy weighing on investor sentiment. The pan-European STOXX 600 i
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Central bank digital currencies can slash cross border payment time - BIS

By Alun John HONG KONG, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) can slash the time needed for cross border payments to seconds from days and cut costs, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) said, citing a pilot scheme to test the digital forms of fiat currencies. The trial showed cross border transactions could be made in

South African rand weaker as U.S. Treasury yields lift dollar

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The South African rand slipped in early trade on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar gained on rising Treasury yields. At 0641 GMT, the rand ZAR=D3 traded at 15.0150 against the dollar, down roughly 0.4% from its previous close. The dollar .DXY was up more than 0.1% against a basket of currencies, as 10-year Treasury yields
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Britain puts military on standby as panic buying leaves pumps dry

* Army tanker drivers to be deployed if needed * Trucker shortage has hit supply chains * Britain says will extend some HGV licences * Industry says hopes situation will stabilise (Changes date, recasts headline and lead, edits) By Michael Holden LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Britain put the army on standby to deliver fuel from Tuesday after an acute
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Hong Kong asks banks to report exposure to Evergrande - Bloomberg

Sept 28 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's central bank has asked lenders to report their exposure to debt-laden China Evergrande Group 3333.HK on concerns over potential systemic risks to the region's financial system, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority queried lenders in the city last week

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 28

Sept 28 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 4 points higher on Tuesday, with futures .FFIc1 marginally up 0.08%. * FERGUSON: North America-focused plumbing parts distributor Ferguson Plc FERG.L reported higher annual profit, buoyed by strong home improvement demand during the pandemic. * BLUE PRISM: British software automatio
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Australia to set up $1.5 bln loan facility for critical minerals projects

SYDNEY, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Australia will set up a A$2 billion ($1.5 billion) loan facility to help finance critical minerals projects in the country and get them off the ground, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday. Critical minerals including lithium and rare earths are essential to smart technology and clean energy but tricky to mine,

Goldman's Petershill Partners to be valued at $5.6 bln in IPO

FRANKFURT, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs' GS.N Petershill Partners will be valued at 4 billion pounds ($5.6 billion) when it lists on the main market of the London stock exchange, the company said on Tuesday. The company, which takes minority stakes in alternative assets managers including private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, said i
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Asian markets grapple with Evergrande fallout, China power shortages

By Scott Murdoch HONG KONG, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Asian shares were mixed across the region on Tuesday as investors fretted over China Evergrande Group's 3333.HK debt crisis and a widening power shortage in China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was just slightly higher by mid-afternoon after trading in the re
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