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Business 15 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Ringgit may get a reprieve from US rate cuts

THAT the US Federal Reserve is open to interest rate cuts despite strong jobs numbers for June indicates that the gloomy global outlook is not improving anytime soon.

Business 08 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

US stock investors risk their money for more gains

Even though record highs in major US indices are peppered with warning signs from weakening economic data, many investors are still risking their money for further gains.

Business 01 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Recession fears hit Asian region including Singapore

TALK of recession has hit the region, and near home, Maybank Kim Eng Research is flagging that possibility for Singapore in the next quarter.

Business 24 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Anxiety over Fed’s signalling of rate cut

THE Federal Reserve’s signalling of a possible interest rate cut may not be taken as a positive sign, rather it could be an indication of things worse to come.Those wishing for rate cuts to boost markets, should be careful of what they wish for!

Business 17 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Pragmatic approach required in teaching of English

As a trading nation, Malaysia requires her people to have high proficiency in English, which is the international language.

Business 10 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Could the next battle front be in currency wars against countries?

WITH tariff warriors on the rampage, tit-for-tat fights and more frequent growth downgrades, there seems to be nowhere to hide.

Business 04 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

US recession concerns rise

Among the greatest concerns currently is that the march towards recession seems to be gathering pace, with persistent inversions of the US Treasury yield curve.

Business 27 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Economies brace for long haul fight between two powerhouses

THE latest twist in US-China trade tech relations point to potentially more acrimonious exchanges between the two powerhouses.

Business 20 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Beware of downside risks to the ringgit

DESPITE some optimism on the direction of the ringgit, there are concerns over downside risks fuelled by, among other factors, flaring trade tensions and the weakening of the yuan.

Business 13 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Rate cuts are not enough to boost economic growth

With slowing world growth and an unstable trade and political environment, interest rate cuts are not enough to bolster economic growth.