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Business 29 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bulls set to explore uncharted territory

b>REVIEW: /b>Growing worries that a budget deal could not be reached and a downbeat data on consumer morale in the United States and Germany prompted investors to liquidate risky assets.

Business 22 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Treasury Pulse

US fiscal cliff came back again to haunt the markets.

Business 17 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

No new year cheer for Asia

THE outlook for Asias economies remain very much in the balance even as growth momentum bottomed out in October with an improvement in external demand, purchasing managers indices and factory output.

Business 27 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Low attendance at the Canton Fair indicates weak demand for goods

THERE can not be no clearer sign of how bleak the outlook is for the global economy than the biannual Canton Fair – the largest of Chinas trade fairs held in spring and fall which is an indicator of the country and the global economy.

Business 20 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Positive sentiment set to lift stocks

The Dow eked out a small gain of 2.46 points to 13,328.85 on the previous Friday, but on the broad-front, Wall Street was generally negative on worries about shrinking profit margins.

Business 22 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Resilient second half?

In the wake of the surprising 5.4% year-on-year expansion of the local economy in the second quarter ended June 30, there were many who asked whether the pace of growth will be sustainable for the second half of the year, especially given the global headwinds.

Business 12 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Government's revenue to exceed RM200bil this year

The government is expected to record revenue of more than RM200bil this year, surpassing its initial target of RM187bil, Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai said.

Business 16 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia's economy up 5.4% in Q2, manufacturing, demand support growth

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysias economic growth, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), for the second quarter ended June 30 rose by an unexpected 5.4% year-on-year, underpinned by an expansion in manufacturing and robust domestic demand.

Business 11 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

S’pore Q2 contraction less than expected

SINGAPORE: Singapores trade-reliant economy shrank less than anticipated in the second quarter but the government warned yesterday of continued uncertainties and downside risks.

Business 10 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Shares pause as markets' policy hopes grow stale

TOKYO: Asian shares paused on Friday as investors took stock of a four-day rally driven by optimism, yet to be borne out by action, that authorities will soon take the steps needed to ease concerns over the euro zone's debt crisisand weak growth.