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FBM KLCI in 2019 – see you at 1,600

THIS week’s business headlines were focused on brokerage reports for the recently concluded third quarter (Q3) results season as the reporting window for quarterly period ended Sept 30 just ended the previous Friday.

Investing for the future

CONSIDER this scenario: A professional in her mid-30s with two children is considering to invest with the aim of achieving stable dividends and accumulate funds for the children’s education.

Keeping with the times

Maybank Singapore CEO says lender is conscious of the fact that if it does not evolve, it will basically ‘disappear.’

Lee: If we pay up, we will get the FDs but that will increase our funding cost ... we compete if we have to but what we want to do is be a bit more creative.

Fed weighs wait-and-see approach on future rate increases

FEDERAL Reserve officials are considering whether to signal a new wait-and-see approach after a likely interest-rate increase at their meeting in December, which could slow down the pace of rate increases next year.

Trading on uncertainty about tariffs

INVESTORS supposedly hate uncertainty, but the uncertainty of a 90-day delay to extra tariffs on China turned out to be better than the certainty of extra tariffs – for a day. Stocks soared on Monday as markets welcomed the cease-fire over the weekend in the US-China trade spat, only to collapse on Tuesday as hope faded.

Bursa falls for fourth straight day on PChem, Tenaga losses

KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed in the red for the fourth straight day on Friday as investor sentiment was impacted by uncertainties about the US-China trade tension truce and ahead of the massive rallies over the weekend.