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Business 03 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Stocks sink as oil hits record

US stocks tumbled on Friday after oil prices hit a record level, a manufacturing report indicating increasing prices re-ignited inflation fears and American International Group Inc slid 8%.

Business 01 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japan’s production index hits 10-month high

Japan's factories cranked up production at the fastest pace in 10 months in June as healthy demand for goods at home drowned out tepid growth in orders from overseas, a survey showed yesterday.

Business 03 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Dow ends higher on GM sales

US blue-chip stocks advanced on Friday, helped by evidence of stronger consumer confidence and manufacturing last month, while General Motors Corp shares climbed after it reported a jump in sales.

Business 01 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Manufacturing activity in Japan reaches 18-month high

Manufacturing activity in Japan expanded at the fastest pace in 18 months in November as robust demand at home, especially for cars, offset a lukewarm rise in orders from overseas, a survey showed yesterday.

Business 19 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

US Fed: Economic activity continues to expand

WASHINGTON: The U.S. economy chugged ahead as the new year opened with manufacturing picking up, employment improving and retail sales rising, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.

Business 09 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

January output up 2.6% on manufacturing activity

The Industrial Production Index (IPI) for January 2006 rose 2.6% to 127.5, compared with 124.3 a year earlier. However, it fell .4% versus December 2005.

Business 27 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Of GLCs and GCCs

SOME 15 government-linked companies (GLCs) announced some of their key performance indicators or KPIs last week. C.S. Tan in this column Between the Lines comments on it.

Business 02 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

US economy sends signals it is shifting to lower gear

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy appears to be shifting into a lower gear with residential construction falling sharply and manufacturing activity slowing. The big question: Will the slowdown come in time to keep inflation from heating up?

Business 03 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Plagued by economic concerns

Wall Street's momentum turned negative over the past week as concerns mount about a US economic slowdown and retail sales ahead of the Christmas shopping season, analysts said.

Business 14 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

More talks good news for Proton

News of a second round of talks within a few days of the initial meeting in New York is seen by analysts as a positive development for Proton Holdings Bhd to eventually ink an alliance with German giant Volkswagen.