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Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Lingering concerns on banking sector remain

GLOBAL banking stocks which use the health of economies as their barometers are trading at around their lowest levels in decades.

Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Gold outshines bonds, equities in challenging times

GOLD, the precious metal that glitters and acts as an instrument to store the value of money has gained nearly 17% this year to be among the top performing commodities.

Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Foxconn, Sharp to finalise US$6bil takeover deal soon

TOKYO: Foxconn Technology Group and Sharp Corp are aiming to sign their US$6bil takeover agreement as early as Monday after deciding the deal won’t require major changes, according to people familiar with the matter.

Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

January exports down 2.8% to nearly RM62bil

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s January 2016 exports fell 2.8% to RM61.9bil from a year ago, which was a disappointment when compared with a survey of a 2.5% increase.

Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Nomura, UOB may bid for Barclays’ Asia unit

They are among banks eyeing British lender’s Singapore, HK private wealth business.

Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Investors must be nimble

Citibank says they need to be more selective in terms of sector and stock choices

Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Making billions from just delivering parcels

SURELY by now, corporate Malaysia would have digested what the digital economy is doing to disrupt the equilibrium.

Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Ponzi schemes and modern finance

THIS global financial crisis is not over, as the volatile start to the New Year showed that 2016 may be a precursor to the 10th anniversary of the 2007 sub-prime crisis, which itself evolved from 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, after which the US Fed cut interest rates and started the rapid financialisation of the US economy.

Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Pensions and insurance may be undone by negative rates

FORGET cash, or even politics, the real obstacles which may make negative interest rates unworkable in some larger economies are pension and insurance obligations.

Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Equities likely to outperform bonds

WE aren’t in a recession and there are good 18 to 24 months more in this cycle of the maturing bull market, thus investors ought to continue being overweight on equities, according to Audrey Goh (pic), the director of asset allocation and portfolio solutions, wealth management group of Standard Chartered.