UPDATE 1-Euro zone yields fall ahead of ECB meeting

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Recasts, adds analyst comment, background) MILAN, July 19 (Reuters) – Euro zone government bond yields fell on Monday ahead of Thursday’s policy meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB), while concerns about…

Speed bumps ahead for Singapore's economic recovery

SINGAPORE – Robust demand globally and accelerating vaccination rates at home will keep Singapore on track for a better-than-expected rebound from its worst recession. That demand, for electronics in particular, will continue to bolster Singapore’s export-dependent manufacturing sector that is…

World economy back at pre-pandemic level: Data firm

PARIS (AFP) – The global economy has surpassed its pre-pandemic peak, data survey firm IHS Markit said Monday (June 21), as the recovery accelerates thanks to vaccination and the end of pandemic-related restrictions. IHS Markit, which conducts monthly surveys of…

UK economic growth accelerated in April as lockdown rules eased

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) – The British economy gathered momentum in April as shops, hairdressers and restaurants serving outdoors reopened for business after months of lockdown to fight the coronavirus. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 2.3 per cent from March, despite unexpected declines…