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Business 25 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Goldman Q1 profit doubles to US$1.29bil

B>NEW YORK:/BInvestment bank Goldman Sachs Group said on Tuesday its quarterly earnings more than doubled, driven by strong revenue from stock and bond trading and its top position as a mergers and acquisitions adviser.

Business 24 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

A boost for local bond market

A BUOYANT Asian bond market, the development of which Malaysia supports, will increase foreign interest in and push growth of the country's fledgling domestic market for debt securities, said Dr Nik Ramlah Mahmood, director of the Securities Commission's (SC) market policy and development division.

Business 20 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Morgan Stanley profit for first quarter surges

US investment bank Morgan Stanley has achieved a 35% rise in net income for its latest quarter as it followed rivals Lehman Brothers Inc and Bear Stearns Cos in reporting gains from the strengthening stock market.

Business 21 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

RM1bil interim net profit for Maybank

MALAYAN Banking Bhd (Maybank) posted a net profit of RM1.09bil for the first half of its financial year ended June 2004, up 32% from RM831mil in the corresponding period before.

Business 08 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

2004 a fundamentally good year

WE round up our CEO Outlook 2004 series featuring five CEOs from a broad spectrum of business - property development, engineering, education, biotechnology and unit trusts.

Business 19 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lehman, Bear Stearns 4th quarter profit up

B>NEW YORK: /B>Two of Wall Street's biggest investment banks have posted fourth-quarter results that topped expectations on a still-strong bond business and renewed signs of life from their long moribund stock trading and underwriting groups.

Business 07 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stocks, dollars drop on job data

Stocks fell on Friday, and the dollar slumped to another record low against the euro, as hopes for sustained US economic growth were dashed by downbeat US jobs data and an Intel Corp forecast.

Business 28 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreign business news in brief

News briefs: 'J.P. Morgan to buy Citigroup unit' and 'ANZ raises A$3.4bil via rights issue'.

Business 25 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

US investment banks post strong Q3 profit increase

US investment banks Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc have reported third-quarter profits that were more than double those a year ago, while earnings at rival Goldman Sachs Group Inc increased more modestly as revenue from bond trading fell sharply.

Business 01 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo stocks rally Monday, close highest in a year

Tokyo's benchmark stock index rose more than 3 percent Monday to close at its highest point in over a year after encouraging U.S. economic reports sparked hopes of an economic turnaround.