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Business 18 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

South-East Asia not looking pretty

SOUTH-EAST Asia is the region to watch this year for better or for worse.

Business 08 Jan 2014 | 9:00 AM

Affin Research maintains Underweight on Malaysian automobile sector

KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Investment Research is maintaining its Underweight outlook on the Malaysian automotive sector due to the lack of earnings catalysts.

Business 16 Jan 2014 | 6:59 AM

Southeast Asia stocks: Thai shares turn lower; others mixed

BANGKOK: Thai shares snapped two days of gains and dropped 1.5% on Wednesday amid profit-booking in large-caps while Indonesian stocks rose on optimism about the government's ban on exporting unprocessed minerals.

Business 09 Jan 2014 | 7:31 AM

Palm oil hits near 2-mth low on high stock worries

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures hit a near two-month low on Wednesday as worries that rising vegetable oil supplies may outstrip global demand curbed buying sentiment and prompted some investors to liquidate positions.

Business 16 Jan 2014 | 6:39 AM

S&P 500 closes at record on bank earnings, data

NEW YORK: US stocks rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 climbing to an all-time closing high after strong earnings from Bank of America and data signalled that the economy was improving.

Business 08 Jan 2014 | 4:53 PM

Asian currencies face higher volatility in 2014, says HSBC Global Research

KUALA LUMPUR: HSBC Global Research expects many Asian currencies to be exposed to periods of higher volatility in 2014 but China’s renminbi, South Korea’s won and the Taiwan dollar will be able to ride out the storm.

Business 16 Jan 2014 | 2:30 PM

Dollar regains swagger, Asian shares tiptoe higher

TOKYO: The dollar rose to a one-week high against the yen on Thursday, as robust U.S. data and upbeat earnings from Bank of America helped offset concerns of a U.S. slowdown following December's disappointing payroll numbers.

Economy 08 Jan 2014 | 5:36 PM

German exports in spotlight as US treasury chief visits

Germany's booming trade surplus, long a source of friction in Europe, is back in the spotlight on Wednesday as US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is due to meet Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

Business 08 Jan 2014 | 2:19 PM

Asia shares follow as Wall St, Europe lead the pack

SYDNEY: Asian shares got a hand up on Wednesday after strong trade data boosted expectations for U.S. growth while a lessening of sovereign strains in Europe lifted stocks there to the highest since 2008.

Business 08 Jan 2014 | 10:32 AM

Asia gets some relief as Wall St, Europe rallies

SYDNEY: Asian markets got a hand up on Wednesday after strong trade data boosted expectations for U.S. growth while a lessening of sovereign strains in Europe lifted stocks there to the highest since 2008.