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Corporate News 29 May 2017 | 3:54 PM

Media groups hit by weak consumer sentiment

KUALA LUMPUR: Weak consumer sentiment has hit the earnings of Media Prima Bhd and Media Chinese International Ltd (MCIL), both of which announced their latest quarterly earnings on Monday.

Economy 01 Feb 2017 | 6:52 AM

Thai Jan consumer prices up 1.55%, highest in over two years

BANGKOK: Thailand's January headline consumer prices in January rose on an annual basis at their fastest pace in more than two years, driven by higher food and retail oil prices, commerce ministry data showed on Wednesday.

Corporate News 26 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Matrade expects 1%-2% export growth in 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) expects export growth of around 1% to 2% for 2016 amid the challenging market conditions for trade internationally.

Economy 03 Jan 2017 | 7:19 AM

China's economy could grow 6.5% in 2017

SHANGHAI: China's economic growth could slow to 6.5% this year from about 6.7% in 2016, a government-run think tank said on Tuesday, while suggesting a one-off devaluation could help stabilise the yuan currency.

Business 14 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Thailand approves shopping tax break for consumers to boost spending

BANGKOK: Thailand's cabinet has approved a shopping tax incentive for consumers to spur spending before the end of the year, as the military government tries to lift sluggish economic growth.

Analyst Reports 18 Nov 2016 | 4:03 AM

Gas Malaysia’s outlook remains subdued

PETALING JAYA: Although volume growth is expected to remain subdued in view of the relatively weaker economic outlook, Gas Malaysia Bhd’s earnings forecasts for financial years of 2016 until 2018 (FY16-18) have been raised by 4-5%, primarily due to more streamlined operations.

Business 15 Nov 2016 | 2:22 AM

Mustapa explains the current status of TPPA

KUALA LUMPUR: International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed explains the status of the TPPA in a statement on Tuesday

Business 08 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Affordable housing: What’s with the fuss?

IT is increasingly a cause for concern to see the rising cost of living leading to a significant erosion of income. This results in more youths and job entrants unable to afford decent dwelling, be it in urban or sub-urban areas.

Business 13 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

China’s stability shaken

BEIJING: China’s recent economic stabilisation faltered in July as factory output, retail sales and investment all slowed, while the broadest measure of new credit rose the least in two years.

Economy 09 Aug 2016 | 11:51 PM

US worker productivity falls for third straight quarter

WASHINGTON: U.S. worker productivity fell for the third straight quarter in the spring this year, suggesting that corporate profits may continue to decline and wage growth may remain sluggish.