THE World Bank slightly lowered its growth estimate for East Asia and the Pacific for next year as trade tensions and volatile capital flows cloud the global economic outlook.

[MILAN] Italy's populist government agreed on Thursday on a deficit of 2.4 per cent of gross domestic product in 2019 in a move which risks angering Brussels and spooking the financial markets...

LATEST US DATA

US economic growth accelerated in the second quarter at its fastest pace in nearly four years as previously estimated, putting the economy on track to hit the Trump administration's goal of 3...

WHEN political strategist James Carville coined the phrase "It's the economy, stupid!" as the theme of Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting...

COMMENTARY

JUST as some analysts were starting to believe in a reset for the Indian rupee, with the government becoming more relaxed about letting it weaken, history got in the way.

THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

A COUNTRY'S gross domestic product (GDP) growth announcement is one of the most heavily analysed economic data. Investment recommendations for a country's stock markets are continually made...

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's economy expanded at a much slower pace of 4.5 per cent in the second quarter, hit by commodity production "shocks", leading the central bank to cut its full-...

[WASHINGTON] US retail sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the economy remained strong early in the third quarter.