Opinion

US manufacturing is primed for another growth year

By Neil Dutta / BLOOMBERG
US MANUFACTURING production just had its best year since 2011, yet some argue that 2017 was as good as it will get and that a ...

Flattening yield curve — should investors worry?

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The flattening US Treasury yield curve has raised concerns among investors, as historically, such flattening preceded economic ...
US dollars

Weaker US dollar won’t derail global growth

By MOHAMED A EL-ERIAN / Pic BLOOMBERG
The depreciation of the dollar was one of the market surprises of 2017, defying the predictions of many analysts ...
Cryptocurrency

Digging bitcoin and understanding blockchain platforms

By NIDA KHAN / Pic By BLOOMBERG
Bitcoin is the first decentralised digital currency and not a blockchain platform on top of which applications can be ...

No one wants your used clothes anymore. What now?

by ADAM MINTER / BLOOMBERG
For decades, the donation bin has offered consumers in rich countries a guilt-free way to unload their old clothing. In a ...

The science of management

Management is team work and not solo practice
By JAGDISH N SHETH / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL What makes a good manager? No one knows for sure. Just ...

Is gold still a good buy?

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The price of gold jumping more than 6% since December may have caught investors’ attention. The precious metal rose by US$15 ...
Plantation Industries and Com- modities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong

Guns out on EU but will Malaysia shoot?

The EU has much to lose like the palm oil producers if it does come to a trade war. Any stand-off on palm oil will never end well
By MOHAMAD AZLAN ...

Investors should heed warning from US Treasuries

by Komal Sri-Kumar / BLOOMBERG
US EQUITIES responded to the Trump presidency with euphoria. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 25% in 2017, becoming ...

2017 — a bullish year for Malaysian banks

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The share price of the local banking players on averaged has surged about 17% in the past year, with the two banking giants — Malayan ...

Global markets are less stable than they appear

By Satyajit Das / BLOOMBERG
Since 2009, as policymakers have sought to return the global economy to normal, “stability” has usually been their ...

Markets benefitted from what didn’t happen in 2017

By MOHAMED A EL-ERIAN / Pic By BLOOMBERG
Many of the assessments of the 2017 financial markets understandably focused on the impressively favourable ...