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Business 03 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Three strong US economic reports lift recovery hopes

WASHINGTON: Hopes for the fledgling U.S. economic recovery got a boost Monday from better-than-expected news on manufacturing, construction and contracts to buy homes.

Business 03 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Gold, other metals rise as US$ weakens

NEW YORK: Gold and other precious metals rebounded Monday as the dollar weakened.

Business 03 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Oil rise above US$78 after economic reports

NEW YORK: Oil prices rose on Monday, backed by the weaker dollar and strong economic data in the U.S. and China, which raised hopes for an increase in energy demand.

Business 03 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

US stocks: Volatility returns

NEW YORK: After months on hiatus, volatility is back on Wall noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Business 10 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

PM: Malaysia aiming for average 6% GDP growth to 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Private investment would have to be the focus of the Government if it intends to get annual growth rates up to an average 6% to 2020.

Business 01 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Survey: China manufacturing expanding

BEIJING: China's manufacturing activity grew for a ninth straight month in November amid heavy stimulus spending but the growth rate was unchanged from October, an industry group reported Tuesday.

Business 02 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Economic reports signal modest growth ahead for US

NEW YORK: The U.S. economic recovery seems on track for slow but steady gains after new reports Tuesday showed growth in manufacturing activity, construction spending and contracts to buy homes.

Business 02 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Oil hovers near US$78 in Asia Wed

SINGAPORE: Oil prices lingered near US$78 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after U.S. crude supplies unexpectedly rose, suggesting demand in the world's largest economy remains weak.

Business 02 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Asian and M'sian stock markets gain, gold hits new record

BANGKOK: Asian stock markets advanced Wednesday after mostly positive U.S. economic figures boosted confidence in the recovery and as gold surged to another new record.

Business 02 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Gold price hits another record high

NEW YORK: Gold prices breached $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday, rallying as the US dollar fell further against other currencies.