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Business 13 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Much to benefit from Malaysia-China ties

TIES between Malaysia and China are strong, as it has been through various economic ups and downs which goes back to almost 50 years when diplomatic ties between the two nations were first established. Bilateral trade between Malaysia and China had also hit the US$100bil mark.

Business 06 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Envoy: M’sia needs competitive edge to attract FDIs

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia will have to ensure that the business environment in the country is competitive enough to attract foreign direct investments (FDIs) that are moving away from China.

Business 06 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

US-China trade war – cautiousness maintained

THE US administration recently agreed to a ceasefire in the ongoing trade war with China and stated that additional tariffs will not be imposed. However, it is still too early to assume that trade tensions have subsided after the recent G20 truce, given past developments.

Business 20 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Asean needs to re-think approach to US$2.8tril infrastructure gap

A HUGE infrastructure gap exists in Asean and it has become increasingly clear in recent years that the region may not be able to fund its infrastructure needs.

Business 19 Jun 2019 | 1:13 AM

Japan exports slide for sixth month as trade troubles knock demand(Update)

TOKYO: Japan's exports fell for a sixth straight month in May as China-bound shipments of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and car parts weakened, in a sign of a deteriorating outlook for growth as the trade-reliant economy faces persistent pressure from slowing external demand.

Business 12 Jun 2019 | 6:35 AM

South Korea's won is Asia's whipping boy in US-China trade war

SEOUL/TOKYO: South Korea's exposure to a stressed global manufacturing supply chain has knocked its currency - Asia's most risk sensitive - to over two-year lows as investors use it as a proxy to bet on the economic costs of a protracted US-China trade war.

Business 06 Jun 2019 | 9:42 AM

Trump threatens China with tariffs on further US$300bil of goods

SHANNON, Ireland/BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to hit China with tariffs on “at least” another $300 billion worth of Chinese goods but said he thought both China and Mexico wanted to make deals in their trade disputes with the United States.