MARKET NEWS

Manufacturing slowdown leads financial commentary. Plus dollar dissertation and resurgence of emerging markets.   When the Federal Reserve first lowered interest rates in July and then a few weeks ago, it was hard not to think that perhaps the central bank was bowing to pressure from the...

The euro fell to its lowest in two-and-a-half years against the U.S. dollar on Monday as concerns about euro zone growth weighed on the single currency, while the greenback benefited from seasonal demand and uncertainty arising from the U.S.-China trade war. German annual inflation unexpectedly...

KUALA LUMPUR: Business conditions in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector remained challenging in September despite the four-month high purchasing managers’ index (PMI) of 47.9 last month versus the 47.4 recorded in August. At the current level, the PMI is broadly indicative of annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth of between 4.5%...