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Business 24 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Absolute return vs relative

THE term I>absolute return/Ihas been associated, and sometimes even used synonymously with, hedge funds. But strictly speaking, not all absolute return funds are hedge funds. Absolute return funds differ from conventional unit trusts, or I>relative return/Ifunds, in their return and risk characteristics.

Business 30 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Asia maintains strong relative positioning on SPI

ASIA, excluding Japan, has maintained strong relative positioning within the global Shareholder Performance Index (SPI), with many examples including Kookmin Bank (SPI 212) and Maybank Group (SPI 156), said consulting firm Mercer Oliver Wyman (MOW).

Business 14 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Market volatility indicator reflects relative calm

DES MOINES, Iowa: The rapid swings in the U.S. stock market seem to have subsided, but what should investors make of the relative calm?

Business 09 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian economy to perform well relative to other Asian nations

SINGAPORE: The Malaysian economy is poised to continue well relative to other Asian nations as it is supported by strong private consumption growth, says Anthony Yau, Head of Asian Emerging Markets at State Street Global Advisors.

Business 23 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Family in US sues ConAgra, says relative died after eating tainted peanut butter

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A family filed a negligence and wrongful-death lawsuit against ConAgra Foods Inc., claiming a relative died from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter.

Business 02 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Report card: Relative growth of stock market gets an ‘F’

Governance matters - By Shireen Muhiudeen THIS week, we look at the stock market, which is known to be a leading indicator and reflection of the country’s economy.

Corporate News 29 Nov 2018 | 7:24 AM

Bumi Armada at all-time low, indicators show oversold

KUALA LUMPUR: Bumi Armada's share price skidded to an all-time low of 19.5 sen on Thursday on continued selling pressure but its relative strength index shows the shares were oversold.

Business 18 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia is doing quite well relative to the rest

AT the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, I had the opportunity to watch at close hand a myriad of discussions over the problems of the world economy and reflect on them, especially how they compare with each other.

Business 02 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Quantitative easing and the renminbi

THE US Federal Reserve's policy of 'quantitative easing' is reducing the value of the dollar relative to other currencies that have floating exchange rates. But what does the new Fed policy mean for one of the most important exchange rates of all - that of the renminbi relative to the dollar and to other currencies?