Posts Tagged ‘US’

Worst case US-China spat scenario may shave GDP by 1.5%

By RAHIMI YUNUS
The escalating trade war between the US and China could shave Malaysia’s GDP by 1.5%, if the two economic giants fail to conclude an ...

US jobless claims lowest in 5 weeks despite shutdown

By BLOOMBERG
WASHINGTON • Filings for US unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to a five-week low, even amid a partial federal government shutdown. ...

China’s growth data may mask economic risks, think tank says

Economists in China and abroad have long suspected that data is massaged upward
SHANGHAI • China’s GDP growth may be significantly slower than official ...

China asks state firms to avoid travel to US , allies

By BLOOMBERG
BEIJING • China asked some state-run enterprises to avoid business trips to the US and its allies, and to take extra precautions to ...

Trump has allies behind China lines in trade war

By ANDREW BROWNE
In his tariff war with China, US President Donald Trump has some hidden allies. Just about every complaint US trade negotiators raised ...

Longest US shutdown in history sends economy into uncharted waters

With about a quarter of the federal workforce affected, the shutdown is currently squeezing an estimated RM4.9b a week out of the economy, says an ...

Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

PARIS • Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled ...

Be careful, Saudis — your ally is the US, not Trump

by HUSSEIN IBISH
Saudi Arabia has been pleased by its reinvigorated partnership with the US during the administration of President Donald Trump. But ...

US uses new tactics on China chipmaker

DoJ tests new rule that makes it easier to serve criminal indictments to foreign firms without US presence
By BLOOMBERG SAN ...

Xi hopes US, N. Korea will ‘meet halfway’

Analysts say China could use the N. Korean issue as a bargaining chip in negotiations
SEOUL • Chinese President Xi Jinping offered North Korean leader ...

Analysts upbeat on 2019 CPO price recovery

By DASHVEENJIT KAUR
The price of crude palm oil (CPO) is expected to recover gradually this year due to the ample global soybean supply arising from ...

Turbulent or steady? OPEC or shale? — The state of oil in 2019

Oversupply and demand worries are high on the concern list for the industry, making volatility a buzzword this year as well
by CHRISTOPHER SELL Oil ...