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Business 09 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Can interest rate hike help fight inflation?

TALK is rife that banks are preparing to raise interest rates and are just waiting for the cue from Bank Negara.

Business 09 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Cautious outlook for commodities in second half

DESPITE most major commodities posting their best performance in the first half with repeated record highs in prices, analysts are cautious about the second half's performance.

Business 05 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

High inflation pressuring Asian economies, says ADB

TOKYO (AP) - Soaring inflation is battering Asian economies and threatens to stifle growth, but the still-robust region isn't at risk of a serious downturn, said Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda Friday.

Business 02 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Rio Tinto wins 97% rise for iron ore Move fuels inflation concerns

Rio Tinto Group, the world's second-largest iron ore exporter, won price increases of as much as 97% from Asian steel-makers, fuelling inflation concerns and adding pressure on BHP Billiton Ltd to settle contracts.

Business 24 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Singapore’s May CPI at 7.5%

Singapore's annual inflation held at a lower-than-expected 7.5% in May, still hovering at a 26-year high, as higher costs of food, transport, communication and housing raised consumer prices.

Letters 13 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

They shoot traders, don’t they?

The world cannot stand by and watch crude oil prices continue to skyrocket for no apparent reason. It is time for radical action.

Why Not? 13 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

They shoot traders, don’t they?

The world cannot stand by and watch crude oil prices continue to skyrocket for no apparent reason. It is time for radical action.

Business 11 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Positive returns for world equity markets in May

Emerging world equity markets performed better than developed markets in May but the outlook is still cautious over the fallout from the US market, according to Standard Poor's monthly stock market review.

Business 10 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Rising inflation spooks investors

Malaysians' concerns over fuel price have turned into worries about rising inflation.

Business 09 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Are we staring at a global recession?

The questions remain as to whether the global economy will gointo a recession and whether emerging economies, especially inAsia, can pull through by their growth momentum. An IMFreport says there is a one-in-four chance of a recession this year.There are those who argue otherwise, pointing out that the globaleconomy's dynamics are different today