Saturday, March 9th, 2019

 

China consumer price index at lowest level in a year

BEIJING, March 9 — The consumer price index in China fell to its lowest level in a year last month, while producer prices hardly budged, according to figures published today by the National Bureau of Statistics. The consumer price index (CPI) —…


30 women entrepreneurs in Sarawak receive business grant, says Abang Johari

KUCHING, March 9 — A total of 30 women entrepreneurs in Kuching and Lundu received business grants from the Sarawak Women and Family Department (JWKS) in conjunction with the International Women’s Day 2019 celebration here today. Sarawak Chief…


China hopeful on US trade talks, says official

BEIJING, March 9 — Beijing is hopeful about its next round of trade talks with the US, China’s vice minister for commerce said Saturday, after revealing that top negotiators had tried to hammer out a deal over burgers and eggplant chicken. China…


Perak to assist B40 women start, expand business

IPOH, March 9 — The Perak government will allocate RM200,000 in “Seed Grants” for women from the bottom 40 per cent household income group (B40) to start or expand their business to enable them to support their families. State Women and Family…


US February job growth weakest in nearly 1-1/2 years

WASHINGTON, March 9 — US employment growth almost stalled in February, with the economy creating only 20,000 jobs, adding to signs of a sharp slowdown in economic activity in the first quarter. The meagre payroll gains reported by the Labour…


FBM KLCI to trend lower towards 1,650 pts next week

KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 — Bursa Malaysia is expected to trend lower towards 1,650 next week, driven by overnight weakness on the US stock market, concerns about progress of the US-China trade negotiations, a negative economic outlook portrayed by…


Trump’s budget to land with a thud on Monday

WASHINGTON, March 9 — When President Donald Trump proposes his 2020 federal budget on Monday, official Washington will likely have a quick look, shrug and move on, marking another stage in the quiet decay of the US government’s traditional…


Trump team has no plan to go to China for trade talks, official says

WASHINGTON, March 9 — Trump administration officials have not made any new plans to send a team to China for face-to-face trade talks although there is much work left to be done to reach a deal, White House trade adviser Clete Willems said…


Stocks, dollar fall as global growth worries mount

NEW YORK, March 9 — Global stocks lost ground yesterday and the dollar softened for the first time in eight sessions after a disappointing US payrolls report exacerbated concerns that the world economy was slowing. Global economic growth worries…


Wall Street extends losing streak after weak US jobs data

NEW YORK, March 9 — Wall Street’s main indexes fell for a fifth straight session yesterday and posted their biggest weekly declines since the market tumbled at the end of 2018, as a weak US jobs report ignited more concerns about the global…