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Business 09 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Another good year in store for Singapore

In the Capityal Talk column Tan Teng Bee, CEO, Capital Dynamics Sdn Bhd, writes that in view of unit trust funds increasingly investing overseas, I>i/ICapital had, in recent articles, presented analysis of various major equity markets. Today, we look at the Singapore economy.

Business 07 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Japanese stocks close lower Tuesday

TOKYO: The Tokyo market's main index fell Tuesday on selling in insurance and pharmaceutical sectors following a fresh five-year high hit the previous day.

Business 06 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Japan's Nikkei index rises to fresh five-year high

TOKYO: The Tokyo's benchmark index climbed to a fresh five-year high Monday, led led by pharmaceuticals, non-ferrous metals and auto stocks following the release of robust economic data. The US dollar was lower against the yen.

Business 24 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

US economy's leading indicators tick higher in December

NEW YORK: A closely watched gauge of future economic activity edged higher in December, pointing to continued but, perhaps, uneven growth in the year ahead, a private research group said Monday

Business 22 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

US economic activity increased in October

SNEW YORK: A widely watched measure of future economic activity rose in October, signaling that the U.S. economy will grow this year - but at a more moderate pace than in 2004 - despite being battered by hurricanes in September

Business 20 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Brazilian stocks roar to record

Brazilian stocks roared to their second all-time high in as many trading days, with the country's benchmark Bovespa index closing above 30,000 for the first time in history.

Business 06 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Japanese stocks finish lower Wednesday

Japanese stocks fell slightly Wednesday as traders sold technology blue chips to take profits from recent gains. The U.S. dollar was down against the Japanese yen and the euro.

Business 06 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Asian nations to enjoy strong capital flows

EMERGING market capital flows, while not back to their mid-1990s peaks, are running close to US$250bil, and although China still takes the lion#8217;s share, other Asian countries are enjoying strong capital flows for the first time in a very long time, according to Gail D. Fosler, vice-president and chief economist of The Conference Board.

Business 11 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Singapore GDP grows at fastest pace in 10 years

Singapore's economy posted its fastest quarterly expansion in 10 years as exports boosted growth in the June quarter to 12.5% from a year ago, lifting the full 2004 forecast to 8%-9%, the government said yesterday.

Business 15 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Aussie economy seen slowing

The pace of growth in Australia will ease this year but remain above long-term trends as its resilient economy reaps the benefits of last year's advance, new data showed yesterday.