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Business 27 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Emerging-market funds avoid Asia even as bargains appear

SEOUL: For some emerging-market funds, Asia’s beaten-down assets aren’t yet cheap enough.

Forex 28 Aug 2018 | 2:56 AM

Stubbornly strong Singapore dollar signals new inflation battle

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s dollar is approaching the upper boundary of its trading band as speculation mounts that the central bank will boost the exchange rate for a second time this year to combat inflation.

Corporate News 24 Aug 2018 | 8:31 AM

Monetary policy via Facebook is Southeast Asia tool in turmoil

SINGAPORE: As the economic landscape gets more rocky, Southeast Asia’s central bankers are turning to Facebook and YouTube for help in getting their messages across.

Forex 23 Aug 2018 | 6:03 AM

Investors trim bearish bets on most Asian currencies as Sino-U.S. trade tensions ease

BENGALURU: Investors have trimmed their short positions on Asian currencies over the last two weeks, a Reuters poll showed, as a weaker dollar, coupled with optimism over Sino-U.S. trade tensions and tightening monetary policy in the region improved risk appetite.

Corporate News 19 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Panelists: US trade conflicts with trading partners putting pressure on Asean

KUALA LUMPUR: Experts cautioned that the escalating trade conflict between the United States and its major trading partners coupled with the strengthening of the US dollar are putting pressure on the short-term macroeconomic outlook, as well as posing significant policy challenges on Asian emerging markets economies, including Asean.

Business 03 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Asian factories lose their momentum

HONG KONG: Asian exporters lost momentum last month even before tariffs on US and Chinese goods kick in this week, pressuring regional factory activity in a worrying sign the Trump administration’s “America First” protectionist policies could derail global growth.

Corporate News 25 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

All eyes on revenue in any next downgrade?

AFTER a round of earnings downgrades in which Malaysia is said to have overtaken South Korea, can there be another round of downgrade projections?

Corporate News 22 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Asia’s fundamentals seen solid

PETALING JAYA: Asia’s underlying fundamentals remain solid with resilient growth prospects despite headwinds from the US-China trade friction and rising US interest rates, said Maybank Kim Eng CEO Datuk John Chong

Economy 21 Jun 2018 | 9:09 AM

Asia stays resilient amid challenging environment

LONDON: Asia’s underlying fundamentals remain solid with resilient growth prospects despite headwinds from US-China trade friction and rising US interest rates, according to Maybank Kim Eng, the investment banking arm of the Maybank group.

Corporate News 17 Jun 2018 | 10:47 PM

Malaysia among Asian emerging nations comfortable with Fed hikes

HONG KONG: Higher U.S. rates are rattling many emerging markets in much the same way past tightening cycles did, but the Federal Reserve's hawkishness could also bring cheer for a small group of Asian economies that wouldn't mind seeing their currencies weaken.