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Foreign out flow from M'sian bond market set to be highest in 10 years

PETALING JAYA: With 2018 set to be the year with the largest foreign outflows from the Malaysian bond market since 2008, bond analysts are adopting a cautious stance. Many are closely monitoring the move by central banks worldwide in terms of liquidity tightening and trade protectionism in the likes of the US-China trade spat amid geopolitical factors.

Sears prepares for possible liquidation as ESL bid fails

NEW YORK: Sears Holdings Corp is preparing to potentially wind down the iconic retailer after chairman Eddie Lampert’s bid to buy several hundred stores out of bankruptcy fell short of bankers’ qualifications, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Lampert also has outlined a back-up plan in which ESL would pursue the purchase of some of Sears’s parts, including real estate and intellectual property, such as its brand.

This year looks like a tough year for business and ministers

Tan Thiam Hock - On your own
THE year 2019 started off badly with red ink declines across all stock exchanges in the world. Bears charged ahead as investors continued to be spooked by dramatic events happening in the United States, China and Europe.

2019 – the rise of the quantum era

THE year 2018 was an exhausting one, but it marked the exhaustion of the old neo-liberal order, willingly dismantled by President Donald Trump to the aghast of friends and foes alike.

Stock picks for 2019

LAST year was a black spot for global financial markets that experienced a big hit.

Still resilient: The reason why Genting is a stock to look at is the diversity of its business. — Reuters

LBS Bina to continue building affordable houses

PETALING JAYA: Against a subdued property market backdrop, LBS Bina Group Bhd is maintaining its strategy of building affordable, middle-cost housing that caters to market demand.

Lim: We expect loan cancellations to continue into 2019 at a similar rate like in 2018.