Fri, 31 Aug 2018 07:06
Stocks rally hits pause, peso and lira tumble
Stock markets dropped Thursday on profit-taking after a recent run higher on optimism on trade deals, and news on more US tariffs on China, while Argentina's peso and the Turkish lira tumbled.
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 07:05
US, China talks raise optimism on eve of new trade tariffs
US and Chinese trade negotiators on Wednesday opened talks aimed at averting further confrontations, with a new round of tariffs about to hit, and the Federal Reserve warning that escalation poses a serious economic risk.
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 01:00
Why does globalisation strengthen nationalism?
When globalistion began to accelerate in the 1990s, globalists rejoiced and predicted that globalism would eventually weaken nationalism, and international organistions, particularly the UN, would become more powerful. However, such optimism has turned out to be a naive dream.
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 15:30
HSBC pre-tax profit up 4.58% at $10.7 bn in first half
Banking giant HSBC said on Monday that pre-tax profit rose 4.58 percent to $10.7 billion in the first six months of the year and voiced "cautious optimism" despite the China-US trade row.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 06:49
Trump releases 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong Un
US President Donald Trump on Thursday again signalled optimism about efforts to end the nuclear standoff with North Korea, as he took the extraordinary diplomatic step of tweeting out a letter from Kim Jong Un.
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 01:00
Export hopes high despite trade rows
THE spectre of trade protectionism has failed to dent optimism for sustained strength in exports in the year’s second half, say business leaders, even though some concede that certain types of products could be caught into the fallout of an escalating conflict.
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:57
Tokyo stocks open flat with investors wary of trade war
Tokyo stocks opened flat on Monday with worries over a US-China trade war partly offset by optimism about the US economy.
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 01:00
So much optimism but in the end, a damp squib
Unhappy national coach Milovan Rajevac is promising better results in future after Thailand’s 2-0 loss to China in Bangkok.
Thu, 31 May 2018 01:00
Business optimism deepens as economy keeps marching
A GAUGE of business sentiment across the regions suggests confidence in the economy is increasing, meshing with other positive indicators and a key business lobby’s dismissal of a potential hit on exports from Italy’s political crisis.
Mon, 28 May 2018 13:14
Asia energy firms dive with oil, Trump-Kim hopes provide optimism
Energy firms plunged with oil prices in Asia Monday after Saudi Arabia and Russia signalled they could lift output, while indications Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un could be back on provided support to equity markets.
Thu, 17 May 2018 06:53
US stocks rise along with the dollar amid global jitters
Upbeat data about US industry and positive corporate results sent US stocks higher on Wednesday in fresh bout of optimism.
Tue, 08 May 2018 01:00
Private-sector optimism sets in
THE country’s peak private-sector advisory grouping is sticking with its estimates for the economy to grow as much as 4.5 per cent alongside an increase in exports of up to 8 per cent for this year after economic gauges in the first quarter pointed to sustained momentum.
Wed, 02 May 2018 01:00
Business optimism falls to two-year low in Philippines
Sun, 29 Apr 2018 14:34
N Korea offers to shut nuclear test site in May, invite US experts
North Korea promised to close its atomic test site next month and invite US weapons experts to the country, Seoul said Sunday, as Donald Trump expressed optimism about securing a nuclear deal in his summit with the secretive regime.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:43
Optimism, pessimism and paradoxes
Acclaimed Thai artist Natee Utarit, who is represented by Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery, is exhibiting works from his “Optimism is Ridiculous” series in Gallery B of the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur from now until May 31.