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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.

Business 06 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

How long will US ‘transcient inflation’ last?

LOW US inflation that is considered transitory, may provide some relief to Asian markets already alert for any change in the US interest rate stance.

Business 29 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Beware of frothy Asian and emerging markets

INVESTORS in Asian and emerging markets (EMs) that had rebounded strongly since the rout last year, may have to buckle up as the froth builds up in global equities.

Business 22 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Independence of central banks in question

RUMBLINGS of concern over central bank independence have erupted into full-blown debates on attempts by populist leaders to influence decision-making at central banks.