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Business 26 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Eurozone’s budding recovery

FRANKFURT: It’s looking good for the eurozone right now and there’s every chance that’s how it will stay.

Technology 10 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Global growth holds the key

NEW YORK: America First may be a main policy of the White House and fuel to the stock market rally but US investors are looking overseas for stronger earnings as S&P 500 companies are set to report their first quarter of double-digit profit gains since 2014.

Analyst Reports 10 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Risks to global growth

WITH world manufacturing hitting a high note, one wonders what could possibly spoil the otherwise positive global growth story

Business 03 Apr 2017 | 10:19 PM

US and global stocks ease ahead of Trump-Xi meeting, US$ gains

NEW YORK: Global equity markets eased on Monday as investors awaited the first meeting later this week between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, while the dollar gained on a positive backdrop of rising U.S. interest rates.

Business 01 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Oil prices are up, stocks gain and Wells Fargo is glum

THAT noise you hear emanating from Wall Street is likely a sigh of relief from oil traders. Crude traded above US$50 a barrel on Thursday for the first time since March 10.

Economy 30 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Indian shares are now the most expensive in the region

MUMBAI: Traders are paying less than average to roll futures contracts tied to an index of India’s top 50 companies after the recent rally pushed equity valuations to a six-year high

TECH 17 Mar 2017 | 6:30 AM

Singaporeans become Uber drivers to get around high car prices

In one of the most expensive countries in the world to own a car, Peter Chiu is finding a novel way to pay for one.

AseanPlus News 12 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Retake West Asia from the Middle East

SAUDI Arabia's King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud’s ongoing grand sweep through East Asia, accompanied by a retinue of more than a thousand princes and courtiers, revives memories of the glory days of the oil states when Gulf sheikhs bestowed Rolex watches upon even casual visitors and, on a whim, could point in a direction and order six-lane highways built for a hundred miles.

World 11 Mar 2017 | 8:39 PM

Water price hike sparks rare public protest in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - More than 100 people gathered in Singapore's Speakers' Corner on Saturday for a rare protest against a government plan to hike water prices that has stirred discontent over sluggish economic growth and rising unemployment in the city-state.

Business 07 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Singapore managers can expect pay increases of 5%

SINGAPORE: Singaporean managers and senior staff can prepare for 5% pay increases at most this year as the labour market stabilises.