REITs, companies from growth sectors seen to lead this year’s listings

ALEXES GERARD-UNSPLASH INITIAL public offerings (IPOs) this year are seen to be dominated by companies serving consumers, entities in growth sectors, and real estate investment trusts (REITs), as the market further gains strength. “We see IPOs for this year being dominated by companies in the growth sectors such as renewable energy, fintech, etc. and the […]

Bosses secretly want staff back in office, says CBI’s Tony Danker

The head of the UK’s biggest business group has said most bosses “secretly” want all of their staff to return to working in offices. Tony Danker, director-general of the CBI, said the “whole world of work” had “gone crazy” since the pandemic. Many companies have changed policies on remote working since Covid restrictions eased, with […]

BoJ defies market bets for policy tweaks, sending yen tumbling

BW FILE PHOTO The Bank of Japan (BoJ) on Wednesday maintained ultra-low interest rates, including a bond yield cap it was struggling to defend, defying market expectations it would phase out its massive stimulus program in the wake of rising inflationary pressure.  The surprise decision sent the yen skidding against other currencies and bond yields […]