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Business 18 Apr 2014 | 8:41 AM

Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG: Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user, celebrated a different kind of coming-out: his release after eight months in jail.

Business 12 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Ad revenue hit by MH370 crisis

THE disappearance of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, despite receiving a lot of attention worldwide and boosting the audience for the mass media, has however had an adverse impact on advertising revenue.

Business 13 May 2014 | 11:00 AM

Mexican cement baron dies, made Cemex a global brand

MONTERREY: Lorenzo Zambrano, one of Mexico's best-known businessmen who turned Cemex into a global cement giant but also nearly brought the company crashing down, died on Monday aged 70.

Business 09 May 2014 | 9:09 AM

Jury weighs US$550mil fraud case against Texas tycoon brothers

NEW YORK: A jury began deliberations on Thursday in the trial of Texas tycoon Samuel Wyly and his late brother, Charles Wyly, whom the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accuses of engaging in a US$550 million civil fraud.

Business 28 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Uneasy calm

While global equity markets are at an all-time high and volatility low, fund managers are not for a bull run. Why?

Auto 21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

GM: No fix yet for recalled Cadillacs

DETROIT: General Motors Co (GM) has ordered Cadillac dealers to stop selling some versions of the CTS model range because the automaker does not have a fix yet for cars recalled in late June over an issue where engines can be shut off if the driver’s knee bumps the ignition key, the company said.

Business 26 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

S. Korean carmakers have succeeded in their game plan

WHEN local national car companies seek grants from the Government, the common justification is that South Korean car manufacturers, who are now among the top-five largest players in the world, also get assistance from the Government.

Business 26 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Coming up - five lean but volatile years

EVEN adjusting for extraordinarily low interest rates, global equities are expensive and finding double-digit annual real returns over the next five years is going to be tough.

Corporate News 25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia Airlines: Where do we go from here?

Loss-making MAS has been in dire straits even before the recent crashes. Many have concluded that a turnaround to profitability is almost impossible in the immediate future. It is now about moving forward for a sustainable business model. The corporate future of MAS seems to be attracting a flurry of speculation and opinions.

Commodities 21 Jul 2014 | 10:05 AM

Gold holds above US$1,300, geo-political risk eyed

SINGAPORE: Gold steadied above the US$1,300 an ounce support level on Monday, aided by anticipation of increased geopolitical risks as the United States began demanding answers from Russia after a Malaysian plane was downed in eastern Ukraine.