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Thai tycoon is supremo of M&As in Singapore

Thai tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi (pic) continued his acquisition spree of companies after completing the takeover of Fraser & Neave Ltd last year. Joining him in 2014 were a number of businessmen and businesses that made big deals across South-East Asia.

CIMB-RHB banking merger leads the pack

The biggest corporate deal in Malaysia this year was the plan to merge CIMB Group Holdings Bhd with two smaller rivals - a deal which was also one of the market’s best-kept secrets.

Mixed fortunes from cheaper oil

Economists say Asean countries likely to gain except for Malaysia which is net exporter of crude

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New electric car to run 400 miles in single charge

NEW YORK: U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc will relaunch its Roadster model with a new battery pack that will increase the distance the car can travel on a single charge by nearly two-thirds to more than 400 miles.

27 December 2014 | 7:12AM |

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The economy to watch in 2015

Growth in the Philippines may have slowed down in the third quarter of 2014 but that isn’t putting a dampener on how some view this market.

27 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

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Bakrie Group hogs the limelight

The politically connected Bakrie Group and its flagship company PT Bumi Resources hogged the limelight in the corporate scene in Indonesia with two deals valued at a total of US$1.65bil.

27 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

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Big questions for markets for 2015

NEW YORK: Wall Street was generally calmer in 2014 than in previous years, but that doesn't mean the stock market was devoid of drama.

27 December 2014 | 9:14AM |

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Challenging year for equities

The local stock market’s benchmark index hit an all-time high this year and also saw record trading volumes.

27 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

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Japan govt approves $29 bln stimulus spending

TOKYO: Japan's government approved on Saturday stimulus spending worth $29 billion aimed at helping the country's lagging regions and households with subsidies, merchandise vouchers and other steps, but analysts are sceptical about how much it can spur growth.

27 December 2014 | 7:57PM |

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Big questions for markets for 2015

NEW YORK: Wall Street was generally calmer in 2014 than in previous years, but that doesn't mean the stock market was devoid of drama.

27 December 2014 | 9:14AM |

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Firms making headway overseas

It is long known that the Philippine corporate scene is one dominated and controlled by a number of family businesses.

27 December 2014 | 7:50AM |

Southeast Asia stocks: Malaysia posts best week since May 2013

BANGKOK: Malaysia's key index hit a more than two-week high on Friday, marking the best weekly gain in 19 months, as inflows from domestic institutions lifted large caps while the Thai benchmark rebounded after late buying in dividend-yielding stocks

27 December 2014 | 7:27AM |

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New electric car to run 400 miles in single charge

NEW YORK: U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc will relaunch its Roadster model with a new battery pack that will increase the distance the car can travel on a single charge by nearly two-thirds to more than 400 miles.

27 December 2014 | 7:12AM |

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Sony's 'The Interview' makes first million in roller-coaster release

LOS ANGELES: "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a decent start for the raunchy comedy that appeared dead after Sony Pictures pulled it from theaters last week following a devastating cyber attack blamed on North Korea.

27 December 2014 | 6:48AM |

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