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Business 14 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street, the week ahead

NEW YORK: When stocks rise without any kind of correction, consolidation or profit taking, it increases the risk that when stocks retreat - and they always do - the fall will be more pronounced than it would otherwise.

Business 07 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Star Asia riding into Indonesia

Johor-based Star Asia Group plans to set up a motorcycle plant in Indonesia within two years.

Business 27 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

New signs that deflation ending in Japan but unemployment rises

TOKYO: Japanese consumer prices rose in November for the first time in more than two years, the government said Tuesday, offering the latest sign the country is emerging from years of falling prices that have prolonged its economic slump

Business 15 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

2006: Global economy to grow despite high energy prices

The world economy has broadly withstood a steady two-year rise in oil prices, but despite a slowdown reaching virtually every economic region in 2005 it is expected to continue expanding in 2006, with Asia and North America at the forefront.

Nation 25 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

CA signed after only four meetings

Resorts World Bhd and Resorts World Employees Union recently concluded their ninth collective agreement after only four meetings over two-and-a-half weeks - making it a 'speed record' in the history of drawing up a Collective Agreement in the country.

Business 22 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bank Negara seen raising interest rates

BANK Negara may raise interest rates at the end of the month to keep inflation in check if Malaysia's economic growth picks up in the third quarter.

Business 21 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong's consumer price index likely rose in October

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's consumer price index, a key barometer for inflation, likely rose in October, lifted by higher rental rates, economists said.

Business 12 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Will Santa arrive for Wall Street?

NEW YORK: Earnings reports from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the latest inflation data are due in the week ahead, and could potentially drive the market toward its long-awaited Santa Claus'' rally.

Business 08 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

RBA projects relatively modest rise in inflation over coming year

Australia's central bank believes the underlying inflation in the country is likely to increase gradually over the coming year.

Business 07 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Australia's central bank could raise interest rates

SYDNEY, Australia: Australia's central bank said Wednesday it could adjust interest rates to fight off rising inflation sparked by high oil prices.