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Business 07 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

At globalization vanguard, Cisco shifts senior executives to India's tech hub

SAN JOSE, California (AP): Wim Elfrink's climb up the corporate ladder has taken him from Holland to France, Italy, Switzerland and the United States.

Business 03 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Common problems facing retail investors

Last year, the stock market surged by 21.8%, or 196points, to close at 1,096.24 compared with 899.79 at theend of 2005. Logically, all investors should have madehandsome returns. However, a lot of people were stillcomplaining about not getting good returns last year.Starting today, StarBizw ill feature a fortnightly columnon issues facing the retail investor.

Business 18 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Saga of the shrinking dollar

FINALLY, the inevitable is beginning to unfold, with the US dollar climbing down from dizzy heights. There has been a consensus among the analysts for quite a while that the strong dollar was neither sustainable nor desirable, given the huge budget and current account US deficits.

Business 14 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Japan's economy grows in July-September quarter

TOKYO (AP): Japan's economy expanded for the seventh straight quarter in the second fiscal quarter, as surprisingly robust corporate investment added to a boom that's growing to be the longest stretch of expansion for the nation since World War II.

Business 05 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Mind mapping’s a family affair

SYED Mohamed Ibrahim wishes he had known about mind mapping much earlier in his life.

Business 27 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

CI may breach 1,000 mark in H1 next year

Local equity researchers believe that the current market conditions are conducive for investing in selected stocks going into 2007, but at the same time said it would be 'difficult' for the KL Composite Index (KLCI) to breach 1,000 points this year.

Business 13 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

CapitaLand going ahead with casino bid

Property developer CapitaLand said yesterday it would go ahead with its bid to build a casino on Singapore's Sentosa island after the death of the chief executive of its partner, Kerzner International.

Business 02 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Finding a niche in the new economy

The financial meltdown of dotCom companies in the US in 2000 had led investors to shift their money and energies back to old economy companies.

Business 26 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Talks to extend maglev in China continue

Talks to extend a high-speed magnetic levitation train to the Chinese city of Hangzhou remain on track, a company spokeswoman said yesterday, despite a crash involving a similar train that killed 23 people in Germany.

Business 26 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Fed expands options on interest rates

The US Federal Reserve and its chairman Ben Bernanke have already scored a monetary policy victory, weeks before they are due to meet again to decide the next step on interest rates.