Economy
China

China said to draft plans for financial sector opening

The plan may include permission for foreign institutions to control their local nancesector JVs
BEIJING • China’s central bank is drafting a package ...

Superpower India set to replace China

by BLOOMBERG
SYDNEY • India is poised to emerge as an economic superpower, driven in part by its young population, while China and the Asian Tigers age ...
China

Good time to reform when China’s confidence is high

By CHRISTOPHER BALDING / Pic By BLOOMBERG
If you only read the headlines — or, say, my columns — you might be pessimistic about China’s economy. ...

GST likely to surpass RM42b target

The YTD collection is already higher than what was achieved in the corresponding period last year
By P PREM KUMAR & MARK RAO / ...
MRT

Moody’s: Infrastructure spending spurs broad-based economic growth

Persisting solid external demand and ongoing govt infrastructure spending to support more investment by private businesses for Malaysia and Hong Kong
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EU working on digital tax to stem out ow of ‘bags of money’

By BLOOMBERG
PARIS • European Union (EU) finance ministers are developing a new way to tax digital companies such as Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc to ...

Chinese economy on a sustainable path

By FUNDSUPERMART RESEARCH TEAM / pic by BLOOMBERG
China’s equity markets have performed decently thus far in 2017. The onshore and offshore ...
Malaysia’s trade

Experts hail Malaysia’s drive to spur US ties

Analysts have commended Malaysia’s commitment to further improve ties with the US, following Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak’s recent visit to ...

US inflation picks up after 5-month weakness

Policymakers meeting next week are expected to keep rates on hold
by BLOOMBERG WASHINGTON • Inflation may finally be getting back on track to reach the ...

Australia employment surges in August

SYDNEY • Australian employment climbed more than twice as much as estimated in August, led by a jump in full-time roles. The jobless rate held steady as ...

China’s economy cools again as industry, retail, investment slow

By BLOOMBERG
BEIJING • The pace of China’s economic expansion unexpectedly cooled further last month after a lacklustre July, as factory output, ...

Oil prices higher but O&G firms still struggling

O&G service and equipment firms need to make tough choices to stay afloat
by MARK RAO / Pic by BLOOMBERG STAYING afloat is the name of the game ...