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  • Corporate, Featured and Exclusive, Finance, Markets  |  SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 11:14AM

    Ringgit gets no reprieve as it falls for an 11th week

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    Malaysia’s ringgit fell for an 11th week in its longest stretch of losses since 1993 as lower energy prices weigh on the oil exporter’s earnings and capital flows out of emerging markets amid slowing Chinese growth. The nation’s foreign-exchange reserves …

     
  • Finance, Markets  |  SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 9:46AM

    Ringgit opens lower against US dollar

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    The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar this morning on lack of buying interest, said a dealer. At 9.03 am, the local unit was quoted at 4.2570/2650 versus the greenback from Thursday’s 4.2430/2480. The ringgit was also traded mostly lower against …

     
  • Finance, Markets  |  SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 8:07AM

    Euro falls more than 1% as euro zone prospects dim

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    The euro fell more than 1% on Thursday, surrendering most of the gains it made against the dollar following China’s devaluation of the yuan last month, after European central bankers cut economic growth targets and left interest rates unchanged. The …

     
  • Featured and Exclusive, Finance  |  SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 6:53PM

    Inflation targets become harder to hit

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    Central bankers are failing to meet their own standards for inflation. With growth and trade down in much of the world, inflation is lower than they want it to be across the biggest economies: the US, Europe, Japan, and China. …

     
  • Corporate, Featured and Exclusive, Finance  |  SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 6:32PM

    M’sia’s capital market set to raise RM75 bil this year

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    The Malaysian capital market is healthy despite the current volatility in the economy, with the overall pipeline for capital raising expected to be about RM75 billion this year. Securities Commission chairman Ranjit Ajit Singh said out of the RM75 billion, about RM70 billion would be …

     
  • Economy, Featured and Exclusive, Finance  |  SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 11:28AM

    Ringgit falls on worries of further reserves depletion

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    The ringgit extended the week’s losses on concern the erosion of Malaysia’s foreign-exchange reserves will further hurt investor sentiment in an economy reeling from falling oil prices and a political scandal. The reserve holdings have fallen 19 percent this year …

     
  • Finance, Markets  |  SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 9:52AM

    Ringgit opens lower against the US dollar

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    The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar this morning on fresh demand for the greenback following encouraging US employment data, said a dealer. At 9.05 am, the local unit was quoted at 4.2300/2400 to the greenback from Wednesday’s 4.2070/2150. The dealer said …

     
  • Finance, Markets  |  SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 7:46AM

    Dollar pivots to gains as equities steady

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    The dollar rose on Wednesday as global stock markets steadied and US hiring data encouraged speculation that Federal Reserve policymakers will raise interest rates later this month. Stock market gains slowed a rush to unwind carry trades that had boosted …

     
  • Economy, Featured and Exclusive, Finance  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 4:39PM

    Central banks’ chess game of endless easing

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    After the European Central Bank decided to initiate an asset purchasing program, President Mario Draghi reportedly elected to unwind with a game of chess on his iPad during the plane ride back to Rome. According to Morgan Stanley’s Marco Spaltro …

     
  • Economy, Featured and Exclusive, Finance  |  SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 4:29PM

    Moody’s: Asia’s sovereign debt is the fastest growing

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    A new report by Moody’s Investors Service has revealed that the fastest growth in emerging markets (EM) sovereign debt has been in Asia. “Asian sovereign debt has expanded six-fold since 2000, to US$5.7 trillion (RM23.7 trillion), with an average annual …

     
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