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Business 17 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

European stocks close lower

European stocks lost ground for the second successive day Tuesday as a profit warning from Swedish wireless networks maker Ericsson and concerns over a U.S. housing slowdown offset data indicating that interest rates in the U.K. and Europe could soften.

Nation 27 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia creeps up a spot on Corruption Perceptions Index

Malaysia made a slight improvement on Transparency International's 2007 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) when it crept up one spot to 43.

Nation 26 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

M'sia rises a rank in Corruption Perception Index

Malaysia has risen a rank up on Transparency International's 2007 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI.

Business 24 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Potential in defensive stocks

WHILE the US Federal Reserve takes measures to ease sub-prime concerns, investors may want to balance up their investment portfolios with defensive stocks.

Business 20 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

US stocks end higher

Wall Street built on its gains Wednesday as investors bet that the cheaper money the Federal Reserve unleashed with its decision to cut interest rates will give a boost to corporate profits and the overall economy.

Nation 20 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Consumers paying more for food and transport

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January to August registered a 2% increase from the same period last year, from 103.2 to 105.3 with notable increases in transport, food and utility costs.

AseanPlus News 12 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Consumer inflation up

CONSUMER inflation in China jumped to the highest level in nearly 11 years last month as food prices continue to surge, raising the possibility for another interest rate increase.

Business 05 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Time to cut personal tax rates

FEW would deny that the recent increases in petrol price, toll rates and utility charges have made the cost of living more expensive. From 2005 to June 2007, the consumer price index (CPI) increased by 5.3%, with the largest increases seen in the cost of transport, beverages and tobacco, pharmaceuticals, and restaurants and hotels. The CPI provides an indication of the cost of living based on a defined basket of goods and services.

AseanPlus News 30 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Inflation may exceed target

China is likely to miss the full-year inflation target set at 3% due to soaring food prices despite various measures taken, the central bank vice-governor said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 14 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Inflation hits 10-year high

CONSUMER price inflation in China accelerated to the highest level in more than 10 years as food prices continue to rise, official figures released yesterday showed, raising the possibility for the fourth interest rate hike this year.