Sunday, September 10th, 2017


EU criticises Trump’s economic policy, says report

BERLIN, Sept 10 — The European Union’s economic and financial committee has criticised US President Donald Trump’s economic policy and is worried that his efforts to boost protectionism pose a threat to the global economy, a German magazine…

Sovereign wealth funds boost private investments in emerging markets

ASTANA, Sept 10 — Private market investments have become a crucial part of sovereign wealth funds’ (SWF) portfolios, helping them better tap the potential of key emerging markets such as China and India, a Goldman Sachs Asset Management…

Retail confidence: Waning or winning?

A spate of business closures across Malaysia struck a chord of worry amongst consumers, as they signalled the loss of confidence in doing business here. But is that the truth of the situation? Is it really that simple to gauge business confidence in Malaysia? In spite of the series of retail outlet closures seen in […]

Top 10 Malaysia Finance and Bursa News (3-9 Sept 2017)

Global equities Top 10 Finance and Bursa news

Sabah & Sarawak Lower billings signal poor results for Vivocom, but outlook still strong Sarawakian player Vivocom Holdings International Bhd’s (Vivocom) results for its first half of the financial year 2017 (1HFY17) came in below target, registering only 11 per cent of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd’s (MIDF Research) and consensus’ expectation. The tepid results […]

Thailand’s economic growth set to accelerate

Solid growth in exports, combined with a gradual improvement in domestic demand, has prompted an upward revision of Thailand’s economic outlook by the central bank. On July 5 the monetary policy committee of the Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced it was revising its forecast for GDP growth from 3.4 per cent to 3.5 per cent […]