Finance minister

Markets optimistic about new government
(May 14): While an unprecedented change in government after 61 years under the same alliance has left many feeling jittery, any initial sell-off on the local bourse as the market opens today is expected to be cushioned by optimism over the prospects of the Malaysian economy under a new administration led by the seventh Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In fact, the Employees Provident ...
Euro slips with Asian stocks while bonds rise as Italy votes no
WELLINGTON (Dec 5): The euro retreated with riskier assets, while bonds advanced, amid concern the failure of Italy’s referendum on constitutional reform will destabilize the country, emboldening anti-Europe and nationalist forces. The common currency touched its weakest point in 20 months as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi conceded defeat and said he’ll quit as results showed his bid to ...