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Business 14 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

End to easy funding in China

HONG KONG: Beijing's surprise decision to increase bank reserve requirements could signal an end to easy and cheap funding, putting pressure on the earnings of Chinese property and resources companies.

Business 14 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

US banks may face heat again

KUALA LUMPUR: Banks in the US will come under pressure again later this year, causing a knee-jerk reaction in Asian markets.

Business 11 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Yusli: Positive signs of recovery in equities market

KUALA LUMPUR: There are positive signs of recovery in the equities market especially, after Bursa Malaysia's market capitalisation hit RM1 trillion last Tuesday, Bursa Malaysia's chief executive officer Datuk Yusli Mohamed Yusoff said.

Business 11 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Foreign funds are back but politics still a concern

KUALA LUMPUR: Although foreign funds are back in the country's equities market amid the strengthening global and domestic economy, concerns over the political and social situation still exist, a forum was told on Saturday.

Business 11 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Earnings to test Wall St bet on recovery

NEW YORK: Wall Street's confidence in the nascent US economic recovery is about to be tested as fourth-quarter earnings season gets under way this week.

Business 09 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bullish views on unit trust in H1

INVESTORS may want to put their money in unit trusts this year especially in equity-linked funds, given its strong performance in 2009 and expectations that it will continue to perform well.

Business 06 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oil hovers belowUS$82 in Asia Wednesday (update)

SINGAPORE: Oil prices hovered below US$82 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after a report showed U.S. crude supplies fell more than expected last week.

Business 05 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oil rises to near US$82 in Asia Tuesday(update)

NEW YORK: Oil started the new year Monday trading above US$81 a barrel, almost double what it fetched at the beginning of 2009 even though the U.S. is using much less.

Business 05 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

M'sia has least risky telco regulation in Asia-Pacific

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has the least risky telecommunications regulatory environment in the Asia-Pacific as it is well developed and with few major changes taking place in recent years, highlighting certainty in the regulatory roadmap, a report by Fitch Ratings revealed.

Business 02 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Stocks: Cautious optimism reigns

Choosing the correct themes, sectors and stocks will determine how one fares this year.