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Business 10 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Buoyant outlook in Malaysia

THE stock market is partying like it was the good old days.

Business 27 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

China still biggest foreign buyer of US securities at US$894bil

WASHINGTON: The government now says that China did not lose its place in December as the largest foreign holder of U.S. Treasury debt.

World 26 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX - Thai ex-PM Thaksin's assets seizure case

REUTERS - Thailand's Supreme Court will rule on Friday on whether to confiscate 76.6 billion baht ($2.3 billion) worth of assets belonging to the family of ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

World 22 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX - Thai ex-PM Thaksin's assets seizure case

(Reuters) - Thailand's Supreme Court will rule on Friday on whether to confiscate 76.6 billion baht ($2.3 billion) worth of assets belonging to the family of ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

Business 17 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

China, foreigners cut US Treasury stakes by record US$53bil

WASHINGTON: A record drop in foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury bills in December sent a reminder that the government might have to pay higher interest rates on its debt to continue to attract investors.

Business 04 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia can cut deficit with privatisation

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Government can shrink its budget deficit to as little as 3% of gross domestic product (GDP) next year by accelerating the sale of its shares in state-owned companies, Barclays Capital said.

World 18 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia plays down threat of capital controls

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's central bank on Wednesday played down the immediate threat of curbs on foreign investment in short-term debt after its earlier suggestion of controls hit the rupiah currency.

Business 07 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Kuwait fund: No plans to sell Citi, Merrill stakes

DUBAI: Kuwait's sovereign wealth fund said Sunday that it has no plans to sell stakes in Citigroup Inc. and Merrill Lynch Co. because it has faith in the potential of the U.S. banks.

Business 28 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Bonds provide capital preservation and stable income stream

Bonds may lack the glamour of equities, but the high probability of a bond investment in preserving the investor's capital and in generating a predictable stream of income is appealing to many, especially in the current volatile bear market.

Business 03 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

British Airways in merger talks with Qantas

LONDON (AP) - British Airways PLC and Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd. said they are holding talks about a potential merger, sparking hopes of consolidation in the hard-hit aviation industry.