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Business 22 Jul 2019 | 1:03 AM

Asia stocks dip on likely smaller Fed rate cut, oil gains

TOKYO: Asia stocks eased on Monday as investors reduced expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, while heightened Middle East tensions following an Iranian seizure of a British tanker lifted crude oil prices.

Business 09 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

China’s gold hoard swells

SINGAPORE: Central banks are going after gold in 2019, boosting holdings as economic growth slows, trade and geopolitical tensions rise, and some authorities seek to diversify their reserves away from the dollar.

Business 03 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Gold rally may be faltering

PETALING JAYA: With uncertainty from the US-China trade war starting to taper, the rally in gold may be faltering as investors abandon the safe haven and move back to ‘riskier assets’.

Business 02 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Gold bull run halted by trade war truce

SINGAPORE: Gold opened the third quarter with a slump back below US$1,400 (RM5,789) an ounce after the US and China agreed to a truce in their trade war, dealing a blow for now to havens that were bolstered in recent months by the long-running tensions as well as prospects for looser monetary policy.

Business 01 Jul 2019 | 7:06 AM

Gold sinks most in a year as trade truce deals blow to bulls

SINGAPORE: Gold opened the third quarter with a slump back below $1,400 an ounce after the U.S. and China agreed to a truce in their trade war, dealing a blow for now to havens that were bolstered in recent months by the long-running tensions as well as prospects for looser monetary policy.

Economy 29 Jun 2019 | 2:12 AM

The best first half for financial markets ever

LONDON: What a six months for financial markets. Global equities have piled on $8 trillion, bonds are on fire, oil prices have surged by almost a quarter and a Greek bank is one of the world's best performing stocks

Business 26 Jun 2019 | 5:55 AM

Asia stocks dip after Fed tapers aggressive easing expectations

TOKYO: Asian stocks dipped on Wednesday and the dollar inched up from three-month lows after Federal Reserve officials tempered expectations in the markets for aggressive monetary easing.

Business 26 Jun 2019 | 1:05 AM

Asia stocks slip after Fed tempers aggressive rate cut expectations

TOKYO: Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday and the dollar pulled back from three-month lows after Federal Reserve officials tempered expectations in the markets for aggressive monetary easing.

Business 25 Jun 2019 | 10:45 PM

Malaysia palm oil price tumbles on lacklustre export data

KUALA LUMPUR:Malaysian palm oil futures slid on Tuesday, logging a fourth consecutive session of declines, as lacklustre export data and softer soyoil prices kept a lid on sentiment.

Business 25 Jun 2019 | 12:15 AM

Stocks mostly flat ahead of G20; dollar slips

NEW YORK: Global equity markets traded mostly flat on Monday as investors awaited US-China trade talks the end of this week at the G20 summit, and the dollar fell to three-month lows on bets the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates more than once this year.