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Malaysia, Thailand electronics sector likely to benefit from Trump tech tariffs

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump may well be the best thing that’s happened to Southeast Asia’s humble electronics industry in quite a while.


Ringgit opens lower on continued concerns over China economy

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened easier against the US dollar today on lack of buying interest for the local note and prompted by growing optimism over higher US interest rates, a dealer said.


Unigestion sees growth assets outperforming for rest of year

PETALING JAYA: Shaking off the range-bound behaviour seen in financial markets this year and taking a fresh look at the macro fundamentals and pricing, Swiss-based boutique asset management firm Unigestion believes there is upside for growth-oriented assets to outperform for the rest of 2018.

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Good and bad in trade war’s twist

US and Europe have struck a deal to avoid more tit for tat. But will these two giants now gang up against the developing countries instead?

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Can Malaysia survive external and internal challenges?

HOW is Malaysia going to survive and deal with external and internal challenges, with trade tension worsening between the US and China, and projected slower growth except in the US?

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Fiscal deficit to be off target

PETALING JAYA: The government is likely to miss its fiscal deficit target of 2.8% this year due to a shortfall in revenue from changes in the tax system and fuel subsidies, economists said.


Fighting for trade links in Foshan

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian businesses are looking to collaborate with their counterparts from Foshan – hometown of Ip Man and Wong Fei Hong – with the setting up of a Malaysia-Foshan Chamber of Commerce (MFCC).


China’s gold mystery: Is it still boosting reserves?

SINGAPORE: The case for China raising its gold holdings seems compelling.


From trade to currency war: US-China spat getting uglier on markets

THE current trade spat between the United States and China first started with President Donald Trump’s domestic agenda of “protecting the national security” and to punish the nations, which are enjoying massive trade surpluses with the US, which, we all know to be China and to a lesser extent, the Asian-based and other emerging markets exporting nations.


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