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Qatar’s QIA chief leaves US$320bil sovereign fund

DUBAI: The chief executive officer of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is leaving after almost four years at the helm of one of the world’s largest sovereign funds, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The reasons behind the surprise departure of Qatari royal Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani (pic), weren’t immediately clear and a replacement is yet to be officially named.

Bursa gets lift from regional sentiment, banks

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian stocks had another good session on Wednesday as investors pinned their hopes that Chinese stimulus measures would help to cushion the impact of the tariffs conflict.

RHB: Malaysia's real GDP growth at 5% in 2018-2019

KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Research expects Malaysia's real gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at five per cent this year and next year, slower than the 5.9 per cent achieved in 2017 due to weakening external demand.

Rubber to surpass palm oil contribution to economy

PETALING JAYA: The rubber industry is expected to become the number one commodity contributor to the the country's economy as palm oil is facing difficulties in the international market, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim.