Chong Pooi Koon

Chong Pooi Koon

Coronavirus pandemic

Virus fears keep pressure on Asian stocks but oil, Europe rebound

Oil prices surge after US President Trump spurred hopes on Saudi-Russia deal.

Virus fears keep pressure on Asian stocks but oil, Europe rebound

Coronavirus pandemic

Stocks, oil start new quarter with more virus-driven losses

As infections continue to rise globally, investors say more economic pain and market volatility may lie ahead.

Stocks, oil start new quarter with more virus-driven losses

Coronavirus pandemic

A silver lining? China data boosts global shares, oil prices

China's factory activity rebounded sharply in March as the country returned to work following virus-induced shutdowns.

A silver lining? China data boosts global shares, oil prices

Business & Economy

After last week’s market rally, economic reality sinks in

Share markets in Asia and Europe, and oil prices resume falls after latest warnings of virus’s spread.

After last week’s market rally, economic reality sinks in

Coronavirus pandemic

False dawn? Stimulus moves lift Asian stocks, but Europe tumbles

Analysts warn economic headwinds lie ahead as coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, keeping oil prices depressed.

False dawn? Stimulus moves lift Asian stocks, but Europe tumbles

Coronavirus pandemic

Recession watch: Markets fall on economy woes despite US stimulus

Singapore's economy shrank the most in a decade in the first three months of 2020, data show.

Recession watch: Markets fall on economy woes despite US stimulus

Financial Markets

Stocks, oil rebound on US Fed’s stimulus plan

But analysts say downward trend in share prices likely to continue as coronavirus batters global economy.

Stocks, oil rebound on US Fed’s stimulus plan

Coronavirus pandemic

As countries lock down borders, stocks, oil prices tumble again

Some airlines may need rescuing by their governments as planes are grounded, analysts say.

As countries lock down borders, stocks, oil prices tumble again

Coronavirus pandemic

Stocks get a lift on stimulus measures amid ongoing virus threats

Most shares gain after a week of wild swings and unprecedented measures taken by policymakers, but risks remain.

Stocks get a lift on stimulus measures amid ongoing virus threats

Coronavirus pandemic

Buckle up: More wild market swings ahead as coronavirus spreads

Analysts say monetary stimulus measures announced by policymakers worldwide are insufficient to prevent recession.

Buckle up: More wild market swings ahead as coronavirus spreads

Coronavirus pandemic

Heading south: Stocks resume losses as virus pessimism lingers

Investors say governments worldwide have not done enough to contain coronavirus spread.

Heading south: Stocks resume losses as virus pessimism lingers

Coronavirus pandemic

Some share markets rebound after US plunge, but concerns linger

Some investors say they are selling everything, including gold, to raise cash as coronavirus spreads.

Some share markets rebound after US plunge, but concerns linger