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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.

Business 13 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Toyota, Nissan recall combined half-million vehicles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it was recalling 367,500 Toyota and Lexus sport utility vehicles in the United States because a piece in the front console area could come loose and interfere with the gas pedal.

Business 10 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

MPH revives ops, sets up website

The MPH group, which owns bookstore chain operator MPH Bookstores Sdn Bhd, is firing up all cylinders as it gears up to meet the challenges of a new era.

Business 23 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Commodity sell-off prompts consensus for bulls and bears

Mayur Ajmani bought copper last month only to see US$11,000 of his investment vanish in an hour when the metal had its biggest decline May 15 since 2004.

Business 28 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

China’s CNOOC to sell up to US$2bil shares

Top Chinese offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC Ltd is leading a nearly US$2bil share sale to help fund its expansion plans, according to a deal term sheet obtained by I>Reuters /I>yesterday.

Business 18 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

IT success takes Chong places

WHILE the computer engineering and technology field is often viewed as 'boring' and 'robotic' by less-informed souls, network access control appliance Cisco Clean Access (CCA) product manager Nick Chong begs to differ.

Business 18 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Price of rubber too high, says minister

World natural rubber prices are at least 25% above sustainable levels and those who have jacked up the market must be able to weather a crash, said Commodities Minister Peter Chin.

Business 09 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Country rich in deposits of tin, gold, copper and zinc

THESE are exciting times for H.K. Sia, CEO of Sumatecgroup's mining division. Sia, 50, who has expertise in bothgeology and its commercial aspects, was engaged formany years in hard rock mining for gold in SouthAmerica. He joined Sumatec in May last year. Excerpts of adialogue with StarBiz.

Business 08 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Wong recalls 40 years at MAS

When Wong Teo Khoon landed a job as Malaysia Airlines (MAS) traffic clerk, he was not sure what it was.

Business 06 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

EMC makes a big comeback

EMC Corp has made a comeback in a big way since the dotcom crash in 2000.