COMMENTARY

ALL across the United States, students are settling into college - and coming to grips with "Econ 101". This introductory course is typically taught with a broadly reassuring message: if...

MALAYAN Banking (Maybank), Malaysia's largest lender by assets, on Thursday posted an 18 per cent jump in second-quarter profit due to lower expenses and allowances for loan losses...

AUSTRALIA'S dominant telecommunications company Telstra on Thursday warned of "enormous challenges" ahead as it posted an 8.9 per cent slump in annual profit. Its net result in the...

STATE-OWNED Indian Oil Corp posted a 50 per cent jump in quarterly profit as the margin for converting crude into fuels more than doubled.

[BERLIN] Deutsche Post DHL Group reported slightly lower than expected operating profit for the second quarter, with earnings at its troubled post and parcel division weighing.

[FRANKFURT] Germany's Commerzbank said on Tuesday that it returned to a higher than expected net profit in the second quarter, as the lender focuses on a major overhaul and slightly revised its...

[PARIS] Prada's bowling shirt is so ugly the New Yorker called wearing it an act of "performance art." The Frankenstein-style mash-up of garish prints, with a flame motif creeping up...

[TOKYO] Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reported the best first-quarter profit in seven years on Thursday, helped by sales of equity holdings and gains from clawing back provisions that had been set...

[TOKYO] Honda Motor Co joined the list of carmakers projecting challenges for the global auto industry hit by a trade war - though a weaker yen is helping the Japanese brand weather some of the storm.