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Business 05 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Risk of another ugly US jobs report

WASHINGTON: Investors were on edge a year ago for signs the US labour market was overheating. Now they’re primed for the opposite.

Business 04 Apr 2019 | 10:51 PM

S&P 500, Dow advance with US-China trade talks in focus

NEW YORK: The benchmark S&P 500 stock index edged higher, nearing a six-month high on Thursday, with losses in technology stocks countered by gains in Boeing Co and Facebook Inc as investors waited for more clarity on the U.S.-China trade talks.

Business 01 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

US investors seek comfort in flood of data

NEW YORK: Wall Street will be watching this week’s economic data with a laser focus after a dismal February jobs report and recessionary warning signals from US Treasury yields.

Corporate News 29 Mar 2019 | 10:57 PM

World market themes for the week ahead

NEW YORK: Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week.

Forex 11 Mar 2019 | 3:09 AM

Ringgit higher against US$ amid improved oil price, softer dollar

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rebounded from last week's downtrend to be higher against the US dollar early Monday amid an improved oil price and the softer greenback.

Markets 11 Mar 2019 | 1:21 AM

Malaysian palm oil/Vegoils: Market factors to watch Monday March 11

KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets on Monday March 11.

Markets 11 Mar 2019 | 1:13 AM

Asian shares struggle after US payrolls shock(Update)

TOKYO: Asian shares struggled for traction on Monday after U.S. employment data raised doubts about the strength of the global economy, while investor jitters ahead of crucial Brexit votes in the UK parliament this week weighed on the pound.

Markets 08 Mar 2019 | 10:57 PM

Oil price drops 1% as economic outlook weakens, US supply surges

NEW YORK: Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Friday after disappointing U.S. job growth revived concerns about a slowing global economy and weaker demand for oil.

Markets 08 Mar 2019 | 10:33 PM

US, Global stocks, dollar fall as global growth worries mount

NEW YORK: Global stocks lost ground on Friday and the dollar softened for the first time in eight sessions after a disappointing U.S. payrolls report exacerbated concerns that the world economy was slowing.

Markets 07 Mar 2019 | 11:47 PM

Asia stocks shudder as ECB reversal spooks markets(Update)

SYDNEY: Asian stocks shuddered lower on Friday after the European Central Bank slashed its growth forecasts and launched an emergency round of policy stimulus, leaving investors fearing the worst for the global economy.