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Markets 18 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Wall St braces for earnings decline

NEW YORK: As Wall Street braces for the first quarterly decline in earnings in nearly three years, some investors are wondering if the market is factoring in a bigger erosion in profit margins than will actually come to pass.

Economy 18 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong’s growth halved in fourth quarter as trade war hit

HONG KONG: The trade war between the US and China and slowing retail sales dragged Hong Kong’s economy growth down at the end of last year, with exports showing almost “zero growth.”

Corporate News 18 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Guided by ESG factors

PETALING JAYA: Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are high up on international bond investors’ radar as more local institutions gear up to enter the responsible investment space.

Corporate News 18 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

‘Technology is everyone’s business’

PETALING JAYA: “The future is exciting, and it is clear that technology is everyone’s business,” said one of the country’s top communications agency executives after attending the largest consumer electronics show held in Las Vegas last month.

Corporate News 18 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Growth momentum to continue for Carlsberg

PETALING JAYA: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd is expected to continue its growth momentum, albeit at a normalised pace for the current financial year ended Dec 31, 2019 after it delivered a higher-than-expected set of results for financial year 2018, say analysts.

Corporate News 17 Feb 2019 | 11:21 PM

Cash-hoarding Japanese firms please investors as share buybacks hit record

TOKYO/HONG KONG: Japanese share buybacks have hit a record this fiscal year and are set to maintain the booming growth as cash-rich companies bow to pressure from investors and the government to boost returns and improve governance.

Business 16 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Chinese credit growth hits record in January amid seasonal surge

HONG KONG: China’s credit growth exceeded expectations in January amid a seasonal lending surge at the start of the year.

Business 16 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Market surprised at timing of E&O’s cash call

THE market’s reaction to Eastern and Oriental Bhd’s (E&O) cash call is to be expected. At a time of increasing uncertainty, and when the property market is seeing a slowdown, a cash call by a property developer can be unnerving for shareholders.

Business 16 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Wegmans aims for Main Market

Furniture maker to launch higher-margin own brand called Collino Designs

Business 16 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Maxis announces RM1bil incremental capex for three years

Allocation to be spent over three years