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Economy 02 Aug 2016 | 10:34 AM

Malaysia ranks 28th globally in consumer confidence

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian consumer confidence gained momentum in the second quarter (Q2), climbing eight spots to make the country the 28th most confident globally, according to a Nielsen poll spanning 63 countries.

Economy 15 Jul 2016 | 5:34 AM

China Q2 GDP growth strength surprises but reveals growing risks

BEIJING: China's economy expanded slightly faster than expected in the second quarter but private investment growth shrank to a record low, suggesting future weakness which could pressure the government to roll out more support measures.

Corporate News 23 Jun 2016 | 8:11 AM

AmBank aims to attract RM1.8b more in fixed deposits

KUALA LUMPUR: AmBank (M) Bhd aims to attract an additional RM1.8bil in fixed deposits through its "Win an all-new 2016 Toyota Vellfire with AmBank!" campaign.

Corporate News 23 May 2016 | 7:16 AM

Asian currencies broadly higher as dollar falters

SINGAPORE: Asian currencies rose on Monday, as traders waited to see whether forthcoming US economic data and comments from Federal Reserve officials will bolster the case for the U.S. central bank to raise interest rates soon.

Business 16 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

How to invest in a mature bull market

THE FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) together with the Dow Jones and all major indexes have been bullish over the last seven years. Since the 2008 subprime crisis in the US, markets have been on a virtual uptrend right up to now. It hasn’t quite ended, and here lies the skittishness.

Economy 15 Mar 2016 | 6:02 AM

BoJ holds fire on fresh stimulus after negative-rate move

TOKYO: Japan’s central bank on Tuesday held fire on unleashing more stimulus, after its surprise introduction of negative interest rates earlier this year was slammed as a desperate bid to stir growth.

Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Lingering concerns on banking sector remain

GLOBAL banking stocks which use the health of economies as their barometers are trading at around their lowest levels in decades.

Corporate News 23 Feb 2016 | 6:21 AM

French banks swim against retreating European tide

PARIS: French banks, unlike their European rivals, are vowing to hang on to a broad array of businesses and even grow market share, a strategy backed by long-term investors but penalised by the market.

Economy 17 Dec 2015 | 5:35 AM

HK braces for economic chill ahead of new rate hike cycle

HONG KONG: Hong Kong is bracing for greater economic challenges as the prospect of a new cycle of interest rate rises drives fears of capital outflows that could put further pressure on the Asian financial hub.

Advertising & Media 12 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Leo Burnett spreading wings

AFTER carving a significant presence in the Malaysian advertising market, Leo Burnett Malaysia is looking to expand its work in Asean and Europe to meet the growing needs of its international clients for creative and effective campaigns.