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Plantations 12 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

January palm oil stocks ease from highest on record

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s palm oil inventories in January eased back from a near two-decade high at end-December as demand increased amid falling production, official data showed, although the stocks still hovered just above three million tonnes.

Economy 08 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Trading on uncertainty about tariffs

INVESTORS supposedly hate uncertainty, but the uncertainty of a 90-day delay to extra tariffs on China turned out to be better than the certainty of extra tariffs – for a day. Stocks soared on Monday as markets welcomed the cease-fire over the weekend in the US-China trade spat, only to collapse on Tuesday as hope faded.

World 15 Aug 2018 | 1:36 PM Premium

Turnout in Minnesota, Wisconsin primaries surges to two-decade highs

(Reuters) - Voter engagement in the 2018 midterm races remains feverish, primaries in notable swing states Wisconsin and Minnesota showed on Tuesday.

Economy 10 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

German industry output rebounds

FRANKFURT: German industrial production rebounded in November, setting up the euro area’s biggest economy for a strong finish to the year and adding to the picture of robust growth in the currency bloc.

Corporate News 10 Dec 2015 | 7:14 AM Premium

BoJ tankan seen likely to show subdued business mood

TOKYO: Business confidence measured by the Bank of Japan (BoJ)'s tankan survey was expected to recede slightly in three months to December and stay subdued in the coming quarter, a Reuters poll found, reflecting China's slowdown and lacklustre domestic demand.

Business 15 Oct 2015 | 7:55 AM Premium

Japan manufacturers' mood down again amid recession fears

TOKYO: Japanese manufacturers' confidence worsened for the second straight month and is expected to fade going forward, a Reuters poll showed, adding to lingering fears of a recession and keeping policymakers under pressure to deploy fresh stimulus.

Business 02 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Japan’s big manufacturers confidence down

TOKYO: The confidence of Japan’s big manufacturers worsened in the three months to September, the central bank’s tankan survey found, raising doubts the government’s “Abenomics” policies of fiscal and monetary stimulus can do much more to improve Japan Inc’s cautious economic outlook.

Business 06 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Robots help tackle Japan’s labour shortage

Firms ramp up spending on robotics and automation