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Business 30 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Treasury Pulse

Business 26 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Banking on domestic demand

The uncertainties sweeping through the global economy have certainly taken a toll on export-reliant economies such as Malaysia’s, where volatile external demand has affected overseas shipments, which in turn has impacted economic growth.

Business 22 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Consumer stocks top gainers

Consumer stocks and high dividend counters were among the top gainers in mid-morning trade on Tuesday but in thin volume while the FBM KLCI extended its gains, in line with the firmer regional markets.

Business 26 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo stocks may stage rally this week

TOKYO: SHARES may stage a rally in the coming week if positive economic data boosts sentiment after they were depressed in the past few sessions by worries over a global slowdown, analysts said Friday.

Business 15 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Cautious outlook on global recovery

PETALING JAYA: Although indicators like the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) composite leading index (CLI) are showing signs of global recovery by registering its third successive month of gains since January, there are still risks that could impact the recovery.

Business 17 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

S’pore escaping recession?

SINGAPORE: Singapore says it may avoid a recession despite the weak global economic outlook, after data showed the economy contracted less than expected in the last quarter of 2011 despite persistent weakness in electronics.

Business 26 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Index shows Malaysia heading for slower growth

PETALING JAYA: It is clear that Malaysia’s economy is heading towards a slower growth momentum, as suggested by the latest reading of the country’s Leading Index.

AseanPlus News 29 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Job cuts to intensify from end of year

Demand for labour is already slowing but the trend will intensify after the Christmas and Chi­nese New Year holidays, according to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) .

Business 14 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Mier revises down GDP forecast

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) has revised the country's gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 4.6% this year compared with an earlier forecast of 5.2%, owing to slowing exports and weaker domestic demand stemming from a volatile global outlook.

Business 16 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Short-term trend appears hazy

Bursa Malaysia's principal indicator, the FBM Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (FBM KLCI), scaled to a high of 1,559.68, up 2.19 points shortly after the opening on Monday on bargain-hunting interest.