Ringgit tracks oil prices higher
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened higher versus the US dollar today, lifted by the rising crude oil price, which is currently trading at US$63.84 per barrel, up by 0.81 per...
My Say: What a riskier world means for us
The past week may have marked the juncture when the many stresses in geopolitics and the global economy reached a tipping point: It is now more likely that we will get a series of political shocks a...
China sticking to September US trade talks after tariff delay
BEIJING: Chinese officials are sticking to their plan to visit Washington in September for face-to-face trade meetings, people familiar with the matter said, signaling that talks remain on track for now despite an abrupt escalation in tariff threats this month.
Kashmir turmoil rises as India restricts movement
The disputed region of Kashmir was thrown into further turmoil in the early hours of Monday as regional leaders said they feared being arrested and Indian officials imposed restrictions in the city of...
Asean wants warships out of South China Sea
BANGKOK: Asean countries have expressed their concern over the rising tensions caused by the presence of warships in the South China Sea, said Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.
Sarawak PKR backs both Anwar and Azmin
PETALING JAYA: More than 20 divisional leaders of Sarawak PKR have declared their support for party president Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy, Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Asia’s scary movie
History at any moment can be understood as a snapshot, telling us where we are, or as a moving picture, telling us not just where we are but where we have been and where we may be headed.
What now for PKR - retreat or escalation?
The sea was calm in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's constituency of Port Dickson but his Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) was in stormy waters ahead of its weekend leadership retreat in the beach resort town.
Azmin faction chastises Anwar for quit call
KUALA LUMPUR - Tensions have surged overnight in Malaysia's largest ruling party after more than two dozen top leaders condemned on Thursday morning Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim...
Oil price edges higher ahead of G20, OPEC meeting
NEW YORK: Oil prices edged higher on Thursday on expectations that OPEC will extend an output cut agreement, while investors awaited a meeting between the United States and China that could produce a breakthrough on trade talks.
US prods Iran for talks to ease Gulf tensions
US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten th...
Oil prices ease, but tanker attacks support
TOKYO: Oil fell on Friday after sharp gains in the previous session when prices were boosted after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman stoked concerns of reduced crude flows through one of the world's key shipping routes.
Renault boss battles to keep carmaker on track
PARIS, June 12 — When he was tapped to succeed fallen auto titan Carlos Ghosn as head of Renault in January, Jean-Dominique Senard was touted as a steady hand at the wheel who would shore up the Fre...
China says will respond if US ups trade tension
BEIJING: China will respond firmly if the United States insists on escalating trade tensions, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said further tariffs were ready to kick in if no deal was reached at June's G20 summit.
Trump ready to slap more tariffs on China after G20 meeting
WASHINGTON/BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was ready to impose another round of punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if he cannot make progress in trade talks with China's President at a Group of 20 summit later this month.
Trump threatens China with tariffs on further US$300bil of goods
SHANNON, Ireland/BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to hit China with tariffs on “at least” another $300 billion worth of Chinese goods but said he thought both China and Mexico wanted to make deals in their trade disputes with the United States.
Japan's wage tumble overshadows spending growth
TOKYO: Japan's household spending rose more than expected in March but real wages tumbled the most in nearly four years, dashing hopes consumer sector activity may soften the blow from external factors such as global trade conflicts.
What is the long-term growth model of Asia?
AS the weather warms up in the Northern Hemisphere from a bitter winter, there is concern that the world is moving towards a synchronised global slowdown. This is a massive contrast to only a year ago, when the consensus was optimistic of a synchronised global recovery.
44 Malaysians still stranded in Pakistan
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 44 Malaysians still stranded in Pakistan since Feb 27, following the closure of the Islamic Republic’s air space, is expected to leave the country by the end of the week.