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Business 17 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Temasek sets up S$500mil trust

Temasek Holdings has set up a S$500mil trust to fund education, healthcare and disaster relief in Asia - a move that could help improve its image in markets where it is expanding aggressively.

Business 21 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Off-low as impact of Thai coup subdued

SHARE prices closed off their lows yesterday as the financial impact of the military coup that overthrew Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's government appeared to be muted, dealers said.

Business 21 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Coup disrupts Japanese carmakers’ production

Production at Japanese automakers' factories in Thailand was disrupted on Tuesday after the country's armed forces seized power in Bangkok, with Nissan Motor Co, Mazda Motor Corp and others calling off work for the day.

Business 24 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Asean ministers review trade talks with key partners

Southeast Asian trade ministers moved Thursday to narrow differences in free trade talks with South Korea, China, Japan and India as the region sought to boost links with its top trading partners.

Business 08 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Temasek buffing up its image after Thai crisis

State-linked investment company, Temasek Holdings, is trying to improve its image after receiving negative publicity over some foreign acquisitions, the I>Straits Times /I>said yesterday.

Business 06 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Asian stocks climb to 16-year high

Asian stocks climbed to 16-year highs, led by exporters including Toyota Motor Corp and LG.Philips LCD Co, after Federal Reserve officials suggested US policymakers are almost finished raising rates.

Business 20 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Brazilian stocks roar to record

Brazilian stocks roared to their second all-time high in as many trading days, with the country's benchmark Bovespa index closing above 30,000 for the first time in history.

Business 05 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Corruption scandal threatening Brazilian economy

An ongoing corruption scandal in Brazil is damaging South America's largest economy and derailing government efforts to put the nation on a path toward slow and sustainable growth, experts said Thursday.

Business 27 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Philippine stocks rise on lull in political crisis

Philippine stocks rose Wednesday as investors took advantage of an apparent lull in the ongoing political crisis.

Business 26 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Philippine stocks rise Tuesday

Philippine stocks rose Tuesday as investors bought up companies that announced strong first-half earnings, such as Petron Corp., the country's largest oil refiner.