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NEW YORK, Aug 20 — Traditional safe-havens including the Japanese yen and US Treasuries were sought out on Tuesday even as there were signs that more economic stimulus was on its way, as traders foc...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI continued to hover near the 1,600 mark over the morning sessions as investors look towards new developments following news that China's benchmark lending rate had only been slightly lowered.
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TOKYO, Aug 20 ― Asian shares extended their gains today as hopes for stimulus in major economies tempered anxiety about a global recession, helping boost riskier assets and drawing money from safe-h...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Bursa Malaysia wrapped up the day mixed after a range-bound trading day, as investors awaited further market direction amid global uncertainty.
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BERLIN, Aug 19 — European stock markets rose for the second session running today, with Frankfurt shares leading a recovery from last week’s six-month lows as investors cheered signs of moves by G...
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THE widely expected 25 basis points (bps) rate cut by the US Federal Reserve last month pretty much confirmed that low interest rates are here to stay.
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TOKYO, Aug 19 — Asian stocks tracked the Wall Street rally today and found an extra tailwind from a move by China’s central bank to change the way a key interest rate benchmark is set, seen by ana...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): The uptrend of the FBM KLCI this morning was short-lived after the index went into reverse gear and dipped at mid-morning.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar on mild buying support for the domestic unit amid stronger second-quarter economic growth announced last Friday. At 9.06 am, the ringgit stood at 4.1750/1780 against the greenback from 4.1760/1810 recorded at last Friday’s close.
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TOKYO, Aug 19 — Asian stocks rose today as hopes of more stimulus from central banks around the world and steps being taken by major economies such as Germany and China soothed investors’ fears of...
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Countries adopting proactive strategies to boost their economies may require a larger arsenal to fight the possibly prolonged slowdown in trade, manufacturing and business investment globally.
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WHILE we are fixated by economic data points, earnings reporting season, daily movement of the bond, equity, forex and commodities markets, trade and currency war, the most important element of the market’s future direction is, in actual fact, investors’ sentiment.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — CIMB Group is expected to post positive earnings in the coming period despite facing with interest rate cuts and challenging external environment.
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LONDON, Aug 15 — China’s threat to impose counter-measures in retaliation for the latest US tariffs knocked stocks sprawling today, checking earlier attempt to recover from a rout sparked by fears...
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LONDON, Aug 15 — World shares held at 2-1/2-month lows today and Wall Street was set for a firmer open as investors bet the US Federal Reserve and other central banks would respond strongly to reces...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit is expected to hover at RM4.20 against the US dollar in the third quarter of this year (Q3 2019), before rebounding to RM4.15 by year-end, AllianceDBS Research said on THursday.
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NEW YORK, Aug 14 ― US stocks closed higher yesterday after an announced delay of planned tariffs on some Chinese imports brought buyers back to the equities market in a broad-based rally.
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NEW YORK, Aug 13 — US stocks surged almost 2 per cent today as the Trump administration said it would delay 10 per cent tariffs on some Chinese products, including laptops and cell phones, driving a...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 ― Bursa Malaysia remained in negative territory at mid-afternoon today, influenced by heavy selling in financial services stocks.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): After the aggressive interest rate cuts last week by a handful of Asian central banks that surprised the markets, there is strong expectation that more countries will follow sui...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 ― The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar today, dragged by anxieties over heightening US-China trade war and the ensuing global economic slowdown as a result of it.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar today, dragged by anxieties over heightening US-China trade war and the ensuing global economic slowdown as a result of it.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — Bank Negara Malaysia is unlikely to follow other central banks in the region in lowering interest rates as a response to the ongoing US-China tariff war, according to finance ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: After the aggressive interest rate cuts last week by a handful of Asian central banks that surprised the markets, there is strong expectation that more countries will follow suit in the ...
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FRANKFURT, Aug 13 ― European shares fell yesterday, with banks leading the decline, as worries that the protracted US-China trade war could push the global economy into recession sent investors scur...
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LONDON, Aug 8 — The dollar steadied today as risk sentiment rose after resilient Chinese trade data and as Beijing’s efforts to slow a slide in the value of the renminbi encouraged investors to bu...
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LONDON, Aug 8 — The dollar edged lower across the board today, as risk sentiment stabilised after resilient Chinese trade data and Beijing’s efforts to slow a slide in the value of the renminbi en...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 7 — US President Donald Trump said today the US Federal Reserve must cut rates “bigger and faster” for the United States to be competitive against other countries.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) may cut its key interest rate in the next three to six months, partly because the world economy has worsened, following the escalating United States (U...
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LONDON, Aug 7 ― Bitcoin's recent gains as stocks plummeted on US-China trade tensions reflect not so much its safe-haven credentials but its potential for quick gains, cryptocurrency and foreign exc...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 6): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) may cut its key interest rate in the next three to six months, partly because the world economy has worsened, following the escalating United States (U...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) may cut its key interest rate in the next three to six months, partly because the world economy has worsened following the escalating United States (...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Bursa Malaysia pared down losses at mid-day today against a backdrop of weaker regional markets.
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The flows of trade that nourish Asia’s economies are losing vigour.
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NEW YORK, Aug 5 — Wall Street’s main indexes fell sharply today, led by technology companies, as China’s willingness to let the yuan slide in response to the latest US tariff threat fanned fears...
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SYDNEY, Aug 5 — Asian shares extended their losses today as a sharp escalation in the Sino-US trade war kept financial markets on edge, while the Japanese yen and bonds held near recent peaks as ner...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 3): A further reduction in interest rate by the US Federal Reserve in the second half of the year (2H2019) will provide more room for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to adjust the overnig...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — Gloomy global economic sentiment which has led to weaker growth, coupled with a protracted trade dispute between the US and China has taken the shine off on Bursa Malaysia.
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NEW YORK, Aug 3 — Wall Street extended its sell-off yesterday on renewed trade fears as the benchmark S&P 500 index and Nasdaq saw their worst weekly percentage plunges since December, when investor...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2): A further reduction in interest rate by the US Federal Reserve in the second half of the year (2H2019) will provide more room for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to adjust the overnig...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — The ringgit, unsurprisingly, closed lower against the US dollar today after the US Federal Reserve (Fed) eased its interest rate by 25 basis-point early today, coupled with the...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): The FBM KLCI closed up 4.2 points or 0.26% today at 1,639.07 on bargain hunting after falling earlier with Asian share markets as the US Federal Reserve dampened market expectati...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — Bursa Malaysia bucked the regional trend to end higher today, thanks to buying support in the selected heavyweights, led by Tenaga and Press Metal despite weak global market se...
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LONDON, Aug 1 — European shares recovered from early losses on today as a solid batch of bank earnings outweighed the impact of falling expectations of US interest rate cuts and a slump in Shell sha...
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LONDON, Aug 1 — Sterling sank to a 30-month low today, pressured by a stronger dollar and renewed worries that Britain could crash out of the European Union on October 31 without a trade agreement i...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): The FBM KLCI clawed back to reverse its loss at the midday break today, lifted by select index-linked stocks but overall sentiment remained tepid in line with regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): The economic outlook in Malaysia is looking to be better as the strengthening relationship with China is expected to pave way for rising investment flows from China to Malaysia, ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): The FBM KLCI pared some of its loss at mid-morning today but overall sentiment remained tepid in line with regional markets.
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BRASILIA, Aug 1 ― Brazil's central bank slashed interest rates to a record low yesterday in response to the worsening outlook for Latin America's biggest economy.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 ― Bursa Malaysia was lower across the board in early trade today, in sync with regional peers, as persistent worry over a trade war and the US interest rate cut failed to impress...
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LONDON, Aug 31 ― London's FTSE 100 slipped yesterday from this week's 11-month high, as wealth manager St James's Place, homebuilder Taylor Wimpey and mortgage lender Lloyds fell on the back of resu...
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FRANKFURT, Aug 1 ― A slew of positive corporate earnings and optimistic signs from US-China trade talks propped up European shares yesterday as investors braced for what would be the US Federal Rese...
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SYDNEY, Aug 1 ― Asian shares were set to open significantly lower today as the US Federal Reserve poured cold water on market expectations of a lengthy easing cycle after delivering a 25-basis-point...
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NEW YORK, Aug 1 ― Wall Street had a mixed reaction yesterday after the expected interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve, the first in a decade, failed to impress investors.
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LONDON, Aug 1 ― The Bank of England is likely to push back today against investors who bet that it will follow other central banks and cut rates in the coming months, even as the risk of a messy Bre...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — The ringgit ended marginally lower today, as a spectre of a full-blown US-China trade war return to focus following President Donald Trump “aggressively tinged” trade twe...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): The FBM KLCI fell 7.82 points or 0.48% today to settle at 1,634.87 points after Asian share markets closed down as fresh trade war concerns emerged due to threats from US Presi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Weak global market sentiment weighed down by the bleak external developments pushed Bursa Malaysia to close lower for the third consecutive session today, with selling mostly...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): The FBM KLCI pared some of its loss at the midday break today, but resumed its downward movement in line with the fall at regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Bursa Malaysia was broadly lower at mid-morning with risk appetite weighed on by fading hopes of a resolution to the US-China trade war and ahead of a decision on a inter...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): The FBM KLCI lost 0.75% at mid-morning as investors fret over the prospect of a fresh trade war between the US and China.
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TOKYO, July 30 — The Bank of Japan maintained its ultra easy monetary policy today and said it would “not hesitate” to take further measures if needed, as lingering economic uncertainties cloud ...
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TOKYO, July 30 — Asian stocks edged up today as equity investors prepared for an expected US interest rate cut this week while heightened concerns in currency markets about a no-deal Brexit sent the...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Late buying enabled the FBM KLCI to close Monday off the day's low but the market was under pressure due to fund selling of bank stocks and profit taking of Genting and Genting Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Shares on Bursa Malaysia extended the earlier downtrend to close lower today as investors’ risk appetite was weighed down by cautious market sentiment, dealers said.
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As Malaysia celebrates the installation of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong — Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah of Pahang — on Tuesday, investors will be on the lookout for ne...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Bursa Malaysia ended the morning session lower dragged down by weak risk appetite with selling mostly in heavyweights led by Public Bank and Axiata, and other banking stocks...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened flat against the US dollar in the early session today with the greenback remaining firm amid dovish European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy stance.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia kicked of the new week on Monday on a lacklustre note, in line with key Asian markets, ahead of the US Federal Reserve meeting and US-China trade talks.
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TOKYO, July 29 — The dollar held firm today, staying near a two-month high against a basket of currencies after better-than-expected US GDP data last week boosted its yield attraction against rival ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — International funds made a comeback into Bursa Malaysia from Monday to Thursday, registering a foreign net inflow of RM56.9 million compared with last week’s total foreign...
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WASHINGTON, July 28 — For the first time since the Great Recession a decade ago, the US Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates, shoring up America’s defenses as the global economy weakens...
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NEW YORK, July 27 — Robust earnings from Alphabet and Starbucks pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to record highs yesterday, with support from data showing US economic growth slowed less than ex...
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REVIEW: There was a persistent sideways movement on the FBM KLCI ahead of key interest-rate decisions by the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank (ECB).
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 26): The FBM KLCI closed down 8.62 points or 0.52% at its intraday low today, tracking the fall across Asian share markets after the European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday disappoi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — The ringgit closed slightly lower against the US dollar today as investors awaited developments from two significant events next week, namely the US Federal Open Market Commi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — Shares on Bursa Malaysia closed lower today, as the European Central Bank (ECB) put off an anticipated rate cut, a dealer said.
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LONDON, July 26 — London’s FTSE 100 recovered today as Vodafone jumped on plans to create a separate European tower company and education firm Pearson gained after an upbeat trading update, even a...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit was lower against the US dollar in the early session today as buying sentiment for the local note was hampered by a stronger greenback.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 26): The ringgit was lower against the US dollar in the early session today as buying sentiment for the local note was hampered by a stronger greenback.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 ― The ringgit was lower against the US dollar in the early session today as buying sentiment for the local note was hampered by a stronger greenback.
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FRANKFURT, July 26 ― European stock markets turned into a sea of red yesterday after the European Central Bank signalled monetary policy easing ahead, but disappointed investors who sought more clar...
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FRANKFURT, July 25 — The European Central Bank opened the door to rate cuts and the restart of bond purchases today, aiming to prop up confidence in a bloc which has struggled with a manufacturing r...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): The FBM KLCI stayed in negative zone at the midday break against the backdrop of cautious regional markets, dragged by Petronas-linked stocks.
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FRANKFURT, July 25 ― The European Central Bank is all but certain to ease policy further today, with the biggest question whether it staggers its moves over several months or opts for a big bang.
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SYDNEY, July 25 ― Asian shares were cautious today, shrugging off a tech-fuelled rally on Wall Street while the euro hovered near two-month lows as soft economic data bolstered expectations of rate ...
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LONDON, July 25 ― European shares closed at a two-week high yesterday as a slide in commodity stocks offset gains for chip and car makers ahead of a hotly-anticipated European Central Bank meeting.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 23): The FBM KLCI closed 0.27 point or 0.02% higher at 1,655.67, after Asian share markets rose on expectation the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank will cut interest rat...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — The ringgit extended its downtrend to close easier against the US dollar ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision at its month-end meeting next week.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Expectations of monetary easing by major central banks such as the European Central Bank (ECB) and the US Federal Reserve (Fed) have boosted most equities markets, including ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 ― Bursa Malaysia ended the morning session on a positive note and on expectations of an interest rates cut by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the US Federal Reserve.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 23): The FBM KLCI reversed its earlier loss and notched up marginal gains at the midday break, in line with the advance at regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI held fast above the 50-day simple moving average as it rebounded slightly in Tuesday trading amid generally positive sentiment over central bank rate cuts.
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FRANKFURT, July 23 ― The European Central Bank is likely to point Thursday to an interest rate cut in September, analysts say, although recent hints towards bucking up sluggish growth and inflation ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 23): The FBM KLCI pared some of its loss at mid-morning but remained lacklustre as technical indicators stayed downbeat.
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TOKYO, July 23 ― Sterling was on the back foot today as investors worried Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become the UK's next prime minister, would trigger a “hard Brexit” from the European U...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly lower against the US dollar today as traders stayed cautious ahead of a widely expected US interest rates cut later this month.
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LONDON, July 23 ― European shares ended flat yesterday as a summer lull hit trading volumes at the start of a pivotal week that will see the European Central Bank meet over monetary policy and a del...
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NEW YORK, July 23 ― US stocks gained ground yesterday at the onset of a heavy earnings week, while European shares inched higher as investors took heart from potential progress in US-China trade tal...
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PETALING JAYA: Equity markets appear to be bracing for a disappointment and are expecting a smaller interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) come the end of this month.