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How a Persian Gulf conflict could impact commodities markets

SINGAPORE: Surging oil and gas prices, skyrocketing insurance costs and attacks on energy and banking infrastructure are likely to be some of the initial impacts if the current Iranian tension erupts into outright war.

Surging oil and gas prices, skyrocketing insurance costs and attacks on energy and banking infrastructure are likely to be some of the initial impacts if the current Iranian tension erupts into outright war.

Residential property needs ‘realistic’ evaluation

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian residential market needs to be evaluated with a more realistic approach to curb the rising overhang that’s being caused by the current demand-supply mismatch in the market.





Challenging times: Maybank IB says the demand-supply rebalancing in the property sector will take some time, but adds that home sales may have hit bottom already and should stabilise in 2019. — Bloomberg

Global forex market

The dollar erased its weekly gains, closing marginally lower by 0.02% to 96.8 after the US Federal Reserve’s Williams commented on the need for the central bank to “act quickly” as economic growth slows, fuelling market players to add bets on a 50-basis point (bps) cut in July’s FOMC meeting.

Bastille Day and the global populist uprising

Think Asian by Andrew Sheng
July 14 is celebrated in France as Bastille Day, on which day 230 years ago, French peasants stormed the Bastille prison in Paris and sparked off the French Revolution. T

This divide exists also in Hong Kong. It is clear that after 156 years under British colonial rule, there are cultural differences between Hong Kongers and Mainlanders. The recent protests in Hong Kong reflect deep identity differences that must be resolved before the One Country, Two Systems mandate expires by 2047.

FBM KLCI holds tight to technical support

REVIEW: With the US corporate earnings season picking up pace, the domestic equity market has had a hard time holding on to the bullish sentiment.

Green Packet in the spotlight

SHARES in tech outfit Green Packet Bhd inched up this week by as much as 20% on the back of the rising value of its holdings in another tech-listed company, G3 Global Bhd.

Making comeback: Founder C.C. Puan announced his return as group MD and CEO after relinquishing the role in 2014.