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KL's March inflation rate highest in country

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur recorded the highest inflation rate among the other states in the country in March at 0.9% from a year ago, compared with the national average of 0.2%.

Kuala Lumpur recorded the highest inflation rate among the other states in the country in March at 0.9% from a year ago, compared with the national average of 0.2%.

KLCI retraces early morning gains by midday

KUALA LUMPUR: Tracking the overnight rally on Wall Street, Bursa Malaysia ended on positive side at midday, with the FBM KLCI advancing a 8.09 points to 1,635.53.

Stocks rally, near US record highs, oil gains

NEW YORK: Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday as the U.S. Nasdaq and S&P 500 stock indexes marched toward record highs, while European energy shares posted their biggest daily gain since January as crude prices surged.

Jokowi seeks more spending as Indonesia targets higher growth

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) called for an increase in capital spending to bolster growth as a slowing global economy, the US-China trade war and rising oil prices pose risks to South-East Asia’s largest economy.