Economy

China economic growth weakest since 2009, govt moves to lift confidence

By Kevin Yao and Elias Glenn / REUTERS   BEIJING  – China’s economic growth cooled to its weakest pace since the global ...

Malaysia to achieve high-income status in 2024

By P PREM KUMAR & ALIFAH ZAINUDDIN
Malaysia will only become a high-income economy by 2024, four years later than the original target set by the ...

US beats Singapore to top global competitiveness

US companies scored highly for the speed with which they embrace change, but the nation fared poorly on health and security
By ...

China cuts US Treasury holdings for 3rd month

By BLOOMBERG
WASHINGTON • China’s holdings of US Treasuries fell for a third consecutive month in August as the Asian nation struggles to prevent the ...

Digital economy to contribute 20% to GDP

By KEVIN WONG / Pic By TMR
Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) has projected that digital economy would contribute 20% towards the country’s GDP by ...

Investor optimism in German economy plunges

By BLOOMBERG
FRANKFURT • German investor confidence soured on the back of this month’s stock-market sell-off and rising concern that global trade ...

China consumer inflation accelerates in September

By BLOOMBERG
BEIJING • Chinese consumer inflation accelerated for a fourth month in September, with food prices jumping by the most since February, ...

Cigarette prices to increase by month-end

By P PREM KUMAR & ALIFAH ZAINUDDIN / Pic By ISMAIL CHE RUS
RETAIL price of cigarettes is expected to increase later this month following the recent ...

Brace for tougher times should trade war escalates

By SHAZNI ONG / Pic By TMR
Countries should be prepared and find support to face tougher times, should the trade war between the US and China escalate. ...
Bursa

Big challenges for top decliners to reverse fortune on KLCI

TM, Axiata, Genting, Astro and MISC as a group had lost some RM60b in market cap
By RAHIMI YUNUS / Graphic By TMR The global equity ...

Govt to review SME policies and initiatives

Ministry aims to make the development of SMEs more holistic, integrated and targeted
By KEVIN WONG / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL The Entrepreneur ...

Businesses to move R&D out of UK as Brexit looms

By BLOOMBERG
LONDON • Over 60% of businesses are preparing to move research and development (R&D) facilities and teams out of the UK as they ready ...