Slowing Malaysian economy poses challenge for Mahathir government

By Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 : Malaysia’s annual economic growth slowed to 5.4 percent in the first quarter of 2018, leaving the country’s new government with the task of turning around an economy that has decelerated for two consecutive quarters. Releasing the latest gross domestic product data on Thursday, the central bank said […]

Japan’s Q3 growth twice as fast as first estimated, outlook brightens

By Stanley White TOKYO, Dec 8 : Japan’s economy grew twice as fast as originally estimated in the third quarter thanks to big gains in capital expenditure, revised data showed on Friday, with expansion seen to continue thanks to buoyant exports. The economy grew an annualised 2.5 percent in July-September, handily beating the preliminary reading […]