Author Archives: Reuters

Debt sales business eyes automation

LONDON: With banks’ bond trading desks increasingly going electronic, another of the last bastions of old-school banking — the business of helping companies and countries raise capital — may be…

Privatising Petrobras faces high hurdles

BRASILIA: Brazil’s influential finance minister has convinced President Jair Bolsonaro to consider the once-unthinkable step of privatising state-owned oil company Petrobras, but stiff political opposition could stifle any effort to…

Dozens arrested for Papua protests

JAKARTA: Indonesian police have arrested dozens of people in the easternmost region of Papua following protests last week in which buildings were set ablaze, a police spokesman said yesterday. The…