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Business 06 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

US stocks jump after better-than-expected jobs report

NEW YORK: Stocks jumped Friday after the government's employment report showed fewer jobs were cut in February than expected.

Business 15 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Condom sales up: Does this confirm there is more sex during World Cup?

SEOUL: Sales of condoms jumped five-fold in South Korea as fans celebrated after the nation's football players rose to the occasion in their opening World Cup game against Greece.

Business 02 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Google to buy air ticket booking company for US$700mil

SAN FRANCISCO: Google Inc. plans to buy travel technology company ITA Software Inc. in a US$700 million deal that would enable the Internet search leader to steer more of the airline reservations booked on the Web.

Business 24 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

World's two biggest personal computer makers locked in battle

SAN FRANCISCO: The world's two biggest personal computer makers are locked in a pricey struggle over which can move away from the PC business the fastest.

Business 14 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Earnings reports push US stocks higher, Dow up 76

NEW YORK (AP) - Better-than-expected earnings reports from corporate bellwethers helped push stocks to their fourth day of gains on Wednesday, even though not all the companies themselves enjoyed the rally.

Business 12 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Private investments jump along with business loans

WITH the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) gaining traction, economists are seeing some spillover effects in the country's real private investments.

Business 23 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia keeps Jan palm oil, cocoa export tax unchanged

JAKARTA: Indonesia, the world's top palm oil producer, has kept its export tax for crude palm oil at 15 percent for January, unchanged from the previous month, an industry ministry official said on Thursday. Top vegetable oil buyer India and refiners in the world's number two producer, Malaysia, have both asked for Indonesia to review its new tax policy.

Business 02 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Penny stocks biggest gainers on Bursa last year

PETALING JAYA: Sometimes size does not matter. This was made clear in 2011’s biggest winners on Bursa Malaysia, in terms of percentage.

Business 05 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Q2 earnings of companies not up to the mark

THE second-quarter results have just come to a close, and word on the street is that the results just werent up to the mark. This was especially seen in the mid cap stocks. While some government-linked companies also disappointed, the shortfalls werent significant.

Business 16 May 2013 | 2:56 PM

Brazil's tarnished oil industry polishes image with rights sale

RIO DE JANEIRO: For the first time in nearly five years, Brazil's flagging oil industry has received serious interest from private investors.