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Ecuador govt, protesters agree deal to end deadly unrest

Violent clashes continued before the talks began as police fought to disperse protesters.

Singapore central bank eases policy as economy avoids recession

MAS is prepared to recalibrate monetary policy should prospect for inflation and growth weaken significantly.

Partial US-China trade deal only ‘baby step’ as thorny issues remain

It will take weeks to finalise and details of deal are not clear.

Not enough good data to run economy properly, says ex-minister

Mustapha Mohamed calls for a system upgrade and more data of better quality to be collected.

US holds off China tariff increase after agreeing to deal

Observers say deal is underwhelming.

2020 Budget hits and misses

Two economists say 2020 Budget should have emphasised more on needs-based initiatives.

Budget 2020 must brace for rough seas, says prominent economist

MIER warns of challenges posed by slow growth, US-China tensions and global uncertainties.

China has less super-rich people this year as debt bites

First time in over 2 decades rich-list shrinks for second consecutive year.

Trump will wipe out Turkey’s economy if it wipes out Syrian...

The US President has already imposed sanctions on Turkey over the detention of American Pastor Brunson.

Samsung Electronics expects 56% drop in Q3 operating profit

Release of Note 10 has given Korean firm a much-needed boost.

Watch out for racial elements, economist says on shared prosperity plan

Ramon Navaratnam says the policy could be a good replacement for the NEP but that better monitoring is needed to prevent abuse.

Budget boost expected, plus tax on 3-in-1 coffee

Taxes may be expanded to cover more goods, says Maybank, while analysts believe RM55 billion will go on development, with a RM3 billion fund to meet the effects of the China-US trade war.

As US factories falter, White House insists economy like ‘a rock’

White House in denial despite data showing the American economy tanking.

Forget Bumiputera equity, focus on productivity, economist tells govt

Barjoyai Bardai says what is important is to ensure Bumiputeras can earn higher wages.

Step up spending to boost economy, Putrajaya urged

After report of slump in capital imports, lecturer warns that households and businesses could tighten their wallets.

Not interested – Khazanah’s reply on selling Plus highways

There are many offers from different parties…our reply is very simple - we are not interested in selling, says Khazanah MD.

India clampdown hits Kashmir’s Silicon Valley

IT businesses are losing customers as a result of the internet and mobile phone crackdown in Kashmir.

UK facing ‘heightened risk of recession’

Services sector unexpectedly shrinks under weight of Brexit fears.

‘Experienced’ Singapore not into recession yet, minister says

Indranee Rajah believes country needs a government that can grow economy.

HK protests bring record retail sales slump of 23%

Analysts say brands re-examining their presence in the city.

Bold and sexy budget please, but economist not holding his breath

Barjoyai Bardai hopes there will be radical changes announced in the Oct 11 budget.

Malaysian-based institution offers Master’s degree in central banking

The course aims to produce graduates that will hit the ground running after returning to their respective organisations.

Sabah govt agencies told to stand on their own

The chief minister says the agencies must reduce their dependence on government grants and become financially independent.

China September factory activity shrinks for fifth month

China's manufacturing sector has done poorly in recent months due to weak domestic demand and higher trade tariffs.