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US Congress suspends world economy, anticipation runs high

THE deadline for raising debt ceiling is due this Oct 17 despite no positive outcome has been reached. The shutdown has risked the global economy to edge into recession as investors’ confidence may begin to wane.


The US federal government gets back to business

THE US government manages to avert default by ending the shutdown.


Greenback further weakened, US tapering to be postponed to 2014

THE greenback weakened last week after market expected US tapering to be postponed to March next year.

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Oil prices down in Asian trade

Oil prices edged slightly lower in Asian trade Thursday, but losses were curbed on upbeat sentiment over demand in the United States and China, analysts said.


Beating for KLSE and ringgit

The effects of the free-falling oil prices hit the ringgit and the stock market, with the Malaysian currency declining to a four-year low and the Bursa recording its worst performance since mid-October. Oil and gas counters saw some RM8bil in paper wealth wiped out. In the stock exchange, 981 counters saw red numbers while only 82 made gains.

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US oil futures surge after Saudi King's death

US oil futures surged Friday following the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.

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Oil prices up as divided OPEC meets

Singapore (AFP) - Oil prices rose in Asia Friday as traders hedged their bets ahead of a meeting of the OPEC cartel whose members are divided on whether to slash production in an oversupplied global market.

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Crude oil prices plunge to 12-year low

PETALING JAYA: A brutal new year selloff in oil markets quickened on Monday, with prices plunging 6% to new 12-year lows as further ructions in the Chinese stock market threatened to knock crude as low as US$20 a barrel.


More economic challenges ahead

Moody’s has warned that although Malaysia’s budget deficit is expected to contain at 3.1% to 3.2%, its debts against gross domestic product (GDP) is seen as exceeding the “danger limit” of 55% this year.


Najib: Strengthening ringgit augurs well for country

KUALA LUMPUR: The strengthening ringgit has made it the region’s top performing currency, achieving its highest level of 3.8650 against the US dollar on April 14, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.