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Business 27 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

S. Korea's economy grows 1.4% in 1st quarter

SEOUL: South Korea's economic growth rate accelerated sharply in the first quarter of this year on strength in exports, manufacturing and consumer spending, the central bank announced Wednesday.

Business 21 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Up close & personal with Founder of Gift and author Chandran Nair

Much of this internationalist's work and interest seem to revolvearound social developments as he is a great believer in contributingto society.

Business 12 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

China's premier orders boost to pork supplies

BEIJING: China's premier has ordered local leaders to boost pork production to help cool inflation that pushed up the price of the country's staple meat by 57 percent in June.

Business 14 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Nike faces new worker abuse claims in Indonesia

SUKABUMI, Indonesia: Workers making Converse sneakers in Indonesia say supervisors throw shoes at them, slap them in the face and call them dogs and pigs. Nike, the brand's owner, acknowledges that such abuse has occurred among the contractors that make its hip high-tops but says there was little it could do to stop it.

Business 01 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

IMF – the enforcer of last resort

Shireen Muhiudeen questions credit rating agencies on their lack of timing and clarity in making decisions to downgrade.

Business 12 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Asia’s economy shaken, not stirred

The region faces a plethora of risks in the face of rising uncertainties, but if navigated wisely, the region can overcome the challenges and maintain its growth potential

Business 25 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

M&S brings comfy knickers, curry back to Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - The French may scoff at British cooking and fashion, but retailer Marks Spencer reckons Parisians are yearning for its ready-made chicken tikka masala, gourmet chutney and sensible knickers.

Business 10 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

China reports foot-and-mouth disease in hogs

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, the world's largest pork producer, has found foot-and-mouth disease among pigs in the central province of Hubei, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Tuesday.

Business 03 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Lessons from Lin-sanity

Roshan Thiran draws various examples of those who have realised their dre amsthrough perseverance and focuses on the Jeremy Lin success story.

Business 03 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bat virus offers insight into Nipah which killed pig farmers in M'sia and elsewhere

HONG KONG: A virus that is very similar to the deadly Nipah and Hendra viruses has been discovered in fruit bats in Australia and researchers are hoping it can help them find ways to fight those highly dangerous cousins.