Recent and archived articles by Yap Leng Kuen
DESPITE some optimism on the direction of the ringgit, there are concerns over downside risks fuelled by, among other factors, flaring trade tensions and the weakening of the yuan.
With slowing world growth and an unstable trade and political environment, interest rate cuts are not enough to bolster economic growth.
LOW US inflation that is considered transitory, may provide some relief to Asian markets already alert for any change in the US interest rate stance.
INVESTORS in Asian and emerging markets (EMs) that had rebounded strongly since the rout last year, may have to buckle up as the froth builds up in global equities.
GLOBAL cooperation, crucial in times of weakening growth, has taken a step back with the threat of US$11bil worth of US retaliatory tariffs on European goods.
Has the Federal Reserve painted itself into a corner by always having to prop up failing markets, especially through a flood of stimulus money called quantitative easing (QE)?
SHOULD we be alarmed with sliding economic data and a bond market warning that is considered a reliable sign of recession?
THE Federal Reserve’s abrupt change to zero rate hikes for 2019 against a softer growth outlook, may not benefit emerging markets (EMs).
Plain speaking - By Yap Leng Kuen FEARS of another credit-filled bubble saw the world beating rally in Chinese markets drop with a sobering thud.
WITH deepening forecasts of slowing global growth, are there measures that can be taken to lift the situation?