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Business 30 Oct 2013 | 7:06 AM

U.S. consumer spending gauge rises, but confidence weakens

WASHINGTON: A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose in September as Americans likely snapped up Apple's new iPhone and bought leisure goods, but falling car sales pointed to sluggish economic growth.

Business 23 Sep 2014 | 6:38 AM

Key Asean indices down on China's growth concerns

BANGKOK: Most Southeast Asian markets ended lower on Monday on concerns over sluggish economic growth in China as investors awaited data this week that could provide more evidence of a slowdown in the world's second largest economy. Malaysia ended 0.2 percent weaker

Business 22 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Sales of PCs tumble in Asia-Pacific

SINGAPORE: Sales of personal computers (PC) fell 10% in the Asia-Pacific last year due to sluggish economic growth and tough competition from mobile devices, an industry analyst said.

Business 30 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Thailand projects US$2bil revenue from MICE market

BANGKOK: Thailand expects its meeting, incentives, convention and exhibition (MICE) market to generate about US$2bil in revenue this year, representing a 20% growth over 2007, despite a sluggish economic climate.

Business 14 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Global shares slip on weak U.S. data, Italy debt sale eyed

TOKYO: Asian shares slipped on Thursday as weak U.S. retail sales data raised fresh concerns about sluggish economic growth, while an Italian debt auction later in the day will test market confidence in whether Rome can avoid becoming the next victim of the euro zone crisis.

Business 21 Jan 2014 | 1:15 PM

Sales of PCs tumble in Asia on mobile competition

SINGAPORE: Sales of personal computers fell 10 percent in the Asia Pacific last year due to sluggish economic growth and tough competition from mobile devices, an industry analyst said Tuesday.

Business 22 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Acer Q3 loss worse than expected

TAIPEI: Taiwan's Acer Inc reported a worse-than-expected unaudited net loss in the third quarter, as the company continued to clean up inventory in Europe amid a sluggish economic situation.

Business 28 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Asia File puts off expansion plans

GEORGE TOWN: Asia File Corp Bhd is holding back its expansion plans in Germany due to the sluggish economic situation in Europe.

Business 21 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Japan central bank left interest rate unchanged Tuesday

TOKYO: Japan's central bank is keeping its key interest rate unchanged at near zero amid a sluggish economic recovery.

Business 09 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Still clicking away in a downturn

THE camera market is unlikely to contract this year even though sluggish economic conditions threaten to dampen consumer demand.