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Business 24 May 2016 | 10:35 PM

Banks and tech drive Wall Street up over 1%

NEW YORK: Wall Street surged more than 1 percent on Tuesday and the Nasdaq had its strongest day in three months as investors made peace with the possibility that the U.S. Federal Reserve might soon raise interest rates

Corporate News 23 May 2016 | 7:16 AM

Asian currencies broadly higher as dollar falters

SINGAPORE: Asian currencies rose on Monday, as traders waited to see whether forthcoming US economic data and comments from Federal Reserve officials will bolster the case for the U.S. central bank to raise interest rates soon.

Business 04 May 2016 | 1:03 AM

Asian shares slip in early trade Wednesday

SYDNEY: Asian shares slipped on Wednesday as worries about global growth and creeping deflation resurfaced, undermining commodities and boosting demand for safe-haven sovereign debt.

World 29 Apr 2016 | 5:20 AM

French labour law shake-up sparks more protests

PARIS (Reuters) - Violence broke out between police and demonstrators in several French cities on Thursday at protests against planned labour law reforms, days before legislators begin debating the proposals.

Nation 24 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Be cautiously optimistic

THE Government predicts that the strengthening economy will see fewer retrenchments.

Business 16 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

How to invest in a mature bull market

THE FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) together with the Dow Jones and all major indexes have been bullish over the last seven years. Since the 2008 subprime crisis in the US, markets have been on a virtual uptrend right up to now. It hasn’t quite ended, and here lies the skittishness.

Business 12 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Panama Papers have unintended consequences

THE revelations about offshore accounts that came to light in the so-called Panama Papers will reinvigorate government efforts to rein in not just tax evasion, which is illegal, but tax avoidance, too.

Business 19 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Bulls making a comeback

HUMAN beings have a natural tendency to fear heights – it’s a natural survival instinct which worked well in the wilderness and in the outback, but one which severely plays against us when it comes to the stock market.

Economy 15 Mar 2016 | 6:02 AM

BoJ holds fire on fresh stimulus after negative-rate move

TOKYO: Japan’s central bank on Tuesday held fire on unleashing more stimulus, after its surprise introduction of negative interest rates earlier this year was slammed as a desperate bid to stir growth.

World 10 Mar 2016 | 2:24 AM

Paris trains dry up as France faces nationwide labour reform protests

PARIS (Reuters) - French students and trade unions staged protest marches across the country on Wednesday against far-reaching labour reforms, testing President Francois Hollande's mettle as he tries to lower an unemployment rate still stuck above 10 percent.