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Business 29 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Beware of frothy Asian and emerging markets

INVESTORS in Asian and emerging markets (EMs) that had rebounded strongly since the rout last year, may have to buckle up as the froth builds up in global equities.

Business 22 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Independence of central banks in question

RUMBLINGS of concern over central bank independence have erupted into full-blown debates on attempts by populist leaders to influence decision-making at central banks.

Business 15 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Tensions rise with endless tariffs

GLOBAL cooperation, crucial in times of weakening growth, has taken a step back with the threat of US$11bil worth of US retaliatory tariffs on European goods.

Business 08 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Is the Fed boxed in on providing stimulus?

Has the Federal Reserve painted itself into a corner by always having to prop up failing markets, especially through a flood of stimulus money called quantitative easing (QE)?

Business 01 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Should recession warning signals cause alarm?

SHOULD we be alarmed with sliding economic data and a bond market warning that is considered a reliable sign of recession?

Economy 26 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Volatile times for emerging markets

THE Federal Reserve’s abrupt change to zero rate hikes for 2019 against a softer growth outlook, may not benefit emerging markets (EMs).

Business 18 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Warding off a potential bubble in China

Plain speaking - By Yap Leng Kuen FEARS of another credit-filled bubble saw the world beating rally in Chinese markets drop with a sobering thud.

Economy 11 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Fast slowing economic growth prompts further action

WITH deepening forecasts of slowing global growth, are there measures that can be taken to lift the situation?

Business 04 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Recession fears are not receding

RECESSION fears have not receded despite signs of pick-up in the Chinese economy and Goldman Sach’s view of a possible bottoming out of the global economy.

Markets 25 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

An uncertain period for emerging markets

A period of uncertainty has fallen on emerging markets (EMs) in the wake of less than dovish comments among Federal Reserve officials.