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Business 04 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

The name’s Bond, Muriel Bond

MOVE over James, here comes Muriel.

M&A 23 Jul 2018 | 8:25 AM

Alibaba looking at expansion in advertising, media sectors

LOS ANGELES: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has agreed to pay $2.23 billion for a roughly 10% stake in Focus Media, the digital advertising company which operates screens in subways and elevators across China

Corporate News 16 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Mubadala in talks with potential bidders for Cepsa

LONDON: Vitol Group, the world’s largest independent oil trader, is among firms considering bids for Spanish oil company Cepsa Trading SA as its owner weighs alternatives to an initial public offering (IPO) planned for later this year, according to people familiar with the matter.

Business 14 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Short and long-term strategies

I WAS sitting with my wife in Peacock Theatre hall attending the graduation ceremony of my youngest child, Andrea, just a few days ago feeling proud of her achievement of a second upper grade (B.Science in Management) at London School of Economics.

Construction 09 Jul 2018 | 8:36 AM

MRL refutes reports that ECRL works still progressing

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) has refuted recent reports which suggested that works on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project were still going on despite the suspension order issued by the Finance Ministry.

Economy 06 Jul 2018 | 4:16 AM

Trump tariffs on China take effect as trade war escalates

BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump fired the biggest shot yet in the global trade war by imposing tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports, delivering on a promise to his political supporters that risks provoking retaliation and harming the world economy.

Business 03 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Uzabase agrees to buy Quartz

TOKYO: Japanese media company Uzabase Inc said it is has agreed to buy business news website Quartz from US peer Atlantic Media in a deal valued at US$75mil to US$110mil.

Auto 24 Jun 2018 | 10:44 PM

Saudi women take victory lap as driving ban ends, expected to boost economy

The decision to lift the ban in the kingdom - where once-forbidden cinemas and concerts have also returned - is expected to boost the economy. Saudi stocks rose nearly two percent on Sunday and insurance firms made solid gains, as demand from women is expected to boost the automotive sector.

Economy 16 Jun 2018 | 10:11 AM

China state media attack US tariffs, leave scope for talks

SHANGHAI: China responded vigorously in state media on Saturday after the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump said it would impose tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, but some commentary left room for further negotiations.

Business 22 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

China praises positive steps in US trade row

Mnuchin says trade war with China is ‘on hold’