Economy

Productivity in US posts best back-to-back quarters since 2015

By BLOOMBERG
WASHINGTON • Productivity gains in the US posted the best back-to-back quarters since 2015, echoing a pick-up in economic growth and ...

Malaysia will only recover private jet if worthwhile

The US Federal Court grants its approval of agreement between the DoJ and Global 5000 for the sale of the jet
By NG MIN SHEN / Pic ...

Post Selangor, nationwide water sector shake-up next

Efforts are underway to proceed with the multi-layered plan to consolidate state water assets under one roof
By P PREM KUMAR & ...

Finas accounts under scrutiny

A-G report describes Finas’ accounting system as weak and unacceptable, says minister
By P PREM KUMAR & ALIFAH ZAINUDDIN / Pic ...

BoJ stands pat on stimulus as risks rise in battle to stoke inflation

Risks in current fiscal year are now skewed to the downside, compared to ‘generally balanced’ previously
By BLOOMBERG TOKYO • The ...

No change in Malaysia’s sovereign rating as the country tackles deficits

A downgrade by international rating agencies is unlikely to happen, according to expert
By DASHVEENJIT KAUR / Pic By HUSSEIN SHAHARUDDIN Malaysia’s ...

Euro-area economy cools, Italy stagnates

FRANKFURT • The euro-area economy unexpectedly grew at its weakest in more than four years and a measure of confidence hinted at a more protracted ...

Economic Sabotage Act in preliminary stage

By DASHVEENJIT KAUR / Pic By ISMAIL CHE RUS
A new legislation to curb the selling and outsourcing of contracts and import permits is in the preliminary ...

Banks to flag cash transactions exceeding RM25k starting 2019

Persistency of cash among the public and SMEs remains high, says BNM governor Nor Shamsiah
By NG MIN SHEN / Pic By ISMAIL CHE RUS Bank Negara Malaysia ...

Nation robbed of billions by contraband cigarettes, says IDEAS

Malaysia’s open and porous borders and claims of weak enforcements are blamed for the rising imports of illegal cigarettes
By MARK RAO The rising trade ...

Hong Kong’s new-home sales tumble in 1st data since rate rise

By BLOOMBERG
HONG KONG • Hong Kong’s newhome sales cooled, another sign of weakness in a property market that may be at risk of a correction. The ...

Foreign investors continue shorting local equities

By TMR
Foreign funds disposed RM310.1 million net worth of local equities last week, reducing their exposure on Bursa Malaysia for the fourth ...