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Business 10 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

The big global companies that have gone belly

CONSIDER this fact. General Motors Corp (GM) is the world's largest manufacturer to go belly up, and the fourth-largest bankruptcy in US history, ranked by total assets listed in its filing.

Business 09 May 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Free-falling economies may have found bottoms

JUST two months ago, there were some prophets of doom in our midst telling us that a 'Great Recession' was imminent, as major economic indicators in almost every country were still showing signs of drastic and unprecedented declines.

Business 11 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Economic recovery – green shoots or false spring?

A renewed sense of optimism seems to have emerged amid the prevailing global economic uncertainties after some economic data released over the past two weeks showed some improvements.

Business 18 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Will investor confidence ever return?

AS the world grapples with the current economic turmoil, economists and market watchers are predicting that well, we may be in for a rough ride ahead, things will get better in the later part of this year with some predicting an early recovery in the second half while mostly now expect recovery to be in place only in 2010.

Business 07 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Asian economies worsening

Global recession chokes manufacturing output of six major export-driven nations

Business 05 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

October leading index falls

Malaysia's Leading Index, a forward looking measure of economic activity, recorded its first fall since January 2005 and fell to its lowest level in 12 months in October, the Statistics Department said.

Business 01 May 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

China’s growing pains

China's economy is expected to grow in the range of 9% to 10.5% this year. The biggest challenge confronting the nation in achieving another year of strong growth is rising inflationary pressure, which could cause a serious policy dilemma.

Business 02 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Pace of growth still strong

The pace of growth in Malaysia is not expected to ease in 2008, but would remain strong as the resilient economy reaps the benefits of a robust domestic economy.

Business 18 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mier revises GDP upward to 5.6%

Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) has revised upward its forecast of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) to 5.6% this year, from 5.2% previously.

Business 31 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Structured products to boost banks’ earnings

With the progressive liberalisation of structured investment products by Bank Negara, banks are beginning to take greater interest in such products to increase their revenue base.