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Business 27 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ornasteel strong player in steel market

THE country#8217;s biggest cold-rolled coil (CRC) manufacturer, Ornasteel Holdings Bhd, is not only gearing up for its listing on Bursa Malaysia next month, but it is also giving other local steel producers a stiff fight for a larger slice of the RM2.8bil CRC domestic market.

Nation 18 Aug 2014 | 2:54 PM

Najib: Economic growth exceeded expectations in second quarter

SERDANG: Malaysia's economic growth in the second quarter of the year shows that the country is on the right track, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Markets 24 Jul 2018 | 1:17 AM

Global bonds unsettled by tightening talk, US growth outlook

SYDNEY: Global bond markets were under strain on Tuesday amid talk of central bank tightening and the risk of a robust reading on U.S. economic growth later in the week, though stellar results from Alphabet could support tech stocks in Asia.

Corporate News 30 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Rosy White House tax cut forecast clashes with independent analysts

WASHINGTON: The White House promoted president Donald Trump’s tax cut plan last Friday with a forecast of faster US economic expansion and wage growth, as independent analysts said the plan would swell the budget deficit and provide little spark to the economy.

Economy 20 Mar 2018 | 5:24 AM

RAM Ratings expects February headline inflation to ease to 1.8%

KUALA LUMPUR: RAM Rating Services Bhd (RAM Ratings) sees the headline inflation rate to ease markedly to 1.8% in February 2018, following two consecutive months of decline.

Business 07 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia’s economy grows less than forecast on spending cut

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s economy expanded less than forecast in the fourth quarter as government spending was curbed by a legal cap on the fiscal deficit.

Business 13 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Top China planner and PBOC square off over policy action

BEIJING: Strong comments from China’s top state planner that the economy needed more support was most likely aimed at persuading the central bank to take bolder policy action

World 05 May 2016 | 11:10 PM

Turkey's political turmoil casts a pall on reforms and investor confidence

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's departure has raised hard questions about the government's ability to tackle slowing growth and pass the structural reforms that many investors are demanding.

Business 11 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

April IPI higher by 10.1%

KUALA LUMPUR: The country's industrial production index (IPI) surged 10.1% in April from a year ago as manufacturing activities picked up, according to the Statistics Department.

Business 23 Oct 2015 | 10:48 AM

What to watch for - Malaysia's 2016 budget

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak will present the government's annual budget for 2016 on Oct 23. Below are some items expected by analysts, compiled from research notes and media reports.