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Business 11 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Latin America stocks seesaw lower on US frenzy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) - Latin American markets seesawed lower in volatile trading Friday as skittish investors pulled cash from the region on fears that fallout from the global financial crisis could not be contained.

Business 23 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Commodities soar as bailout stokes inflation fears

NEW YORK (AP) - Commodities prices soared Monday as nervousness about the U.S. government's $700 billion plan to rescue the financial system dragged down the dollar and pointed investors to the relative safety of hard assets.

Business 07 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Honda’s Fit compact car is Japan’s best-seller in August

Honda Motor Co.'s Fit compact car was Japan's best-selling vehicle in August, topping the country's monthly sales ranking for the first time in a year, after improvements in the model's fuel consumption and styling.

Business 18 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Premium for blue chips with consistency

THERE are not many companies that are able to increase their earnings at a double-digit clip year after year.

Business 19 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Rio may be broken up within 2 years: BlackRock

Rio Tinto Group, battling a hostile US$115bil takeover bid from BHP Billiton Ltd, will probably be broken up within two years by a group, including Chinese investors, BlackRock Inc said.

Business 04 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Agil is Maybank deputy president, Jeyaratnam is acting CEO of Aseambankers

Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has announced the appointment of Agil Natt, former CEO and director of Aseambankers Malaysia Bhd, as executive director and deputy president following the retirement of Hooi Lai Hoong from these two positions.

Business 22 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Traders: Market plunge something new

At the end of a week that saw global stock markets plunge to dizzying lows and soar to breathtaking heights, shell-shocked traders seem to agree on one thing: they had never seen anything like this before.

Business 19 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Bursa still under pressure

While Bursa Malaysia's performance has been affected by the US subprime woes, the exchange has weathered the storm relatively well, compared with other bourses in the region, say analysts.

Business 19 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Clock ticking on deal for Lehman’s Asia group

Lehman Brothers staff in Asia remain in the dark about the fate of their business, with the clock ticking on any deal with a potential buyer.

Business 11 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hyatt buying 143-hotel AmeriSuites chain

Upscale hotel group Hyatt Corp is buying the 143-hotel AmeriSuites chain from the Blackstone Group in a move to boost its franchise in hotels catering to executives.