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Lifestyle 12 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Best time to ask for a raise

It's an open secret that pay rises rest largely on an employee's performance. Smart work and productivity help pile up the points, as do loyalty. CHOI TUCK WO reports from London.

Business 25 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street ahead: A little window-dressing, but little else expected in a holiday week

The last week of the calendar year is Wall Street's time for window-dressing,'' a longtime tradition of money managers buying up stocks to boost their portfolios' performance before year's end.

Lifestyle 15 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Is there life for a working supermum?

Not many Malaysian career women have more than the requisite two offspring. WONG LI ZA talks to three who do and finds out how they thrive.

Letters 12 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

How will the WTO fare this time?

Thousands are streaming into Hong Kong for the start of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference tomorrow. The last such meeting collapsed in acrimony at Cancun. Will the rifts between rich and poor countries erupt again, and how will the thousands of NGOs that are present respond as the events unfold?

Business 26 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

US stocks score modest gains as holiday shopping begins

NEW YORK: Wall Street finished the week with moderate gains Friday, extending a November rally in light post-Thanksgiving trading amid signs of a strong start to the busy holiday shopping season.

Business 26 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

US Stocks: And now for the second half of the rally

NEW YORK: During each of the past four years, Wall Street has celebrated the year's end with a big rally that bolstered returns and burnished the reputations of investors and money managers who might otherwise found themselves with poor showings.

Business 21 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Singapore shares seen capped by impact of higher interest rates

SINGAPORE share prices could trade lower this week ahead due to concerns that rising interest rates would hurt economic activity, dealers said.

Business 19 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street - The week ahead

NEW YORK: Wall Street has much to be thankful for this week. Despite the looming threat of inflation and high energy prices that continue to threaten to limit consumer spending, the stock market seems to have embarked on its usual year-end rally.

World 16 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

ElBaradei could visit Iran to sew up nuclear deal

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief could go to Tehran soon to try to nail down a deal over activities the West suspects could be Iran's preliminary steps to making nuclear arms, diplomats said on Tuesday.

Business 14 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM


THAI share prices are likely to be rangebound this week ahead of a court#039;s decision on whether to allow the country#039;s largest energy utility EGAT to be listed on the stock market, analysts said on Friday.