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Business 11 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Are natural disasters man-made?

AFTER two Category 5 hurricanes (Harvey and Irma) hit the US in October, followed by Maria hitting Puerto Rico, no one can deny that natural disasters are devastating.

Corporate News 13 Sep 2017 | 8:58 AM

Asian tech pullback knocks emerging stocks off 3-yr high

LONDON: A pullback in the shares of Apple component suppliers in Asia knocked emerging equities off a three-year high on Wednesday, but China's yuan steadied after three days of losses.

Banking 01 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Merkel says euro’s rise set to impact Germany’s trade surplus

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel said the rising euro is almost certain to have an impact on exports and that she’s not too concerned about Germany’s trade surplus with other countries.

Economy 21 Jul 2017 | 7:21 AM

N. Korea economy grows at fastest pace in 17 years

Seoul: Despite global sanctions over its weapons programmes, North Korea’s economy grew at the fastest pace in 17 years thanks to a jump in exports and increased production in mining and other industries, South Korea's central bank said on Friday.

Economy 23 May 2017 | 7:40 AM

Exports, consumers and construction drive German growth surge

BERLIN: The German economy picked up steam in the first quarter helped by strong exports, booming construction and higher household and state spending, burnishing Chancellor Angela Merkel's economic credentials as she gears up for national elections.

Economy 02 Apr 2017 | 10:33 PM

Trump may use trade to get Chinese cooperation to deal with North Korea

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump held out the possibility on Sunday of using trade as a lever to secure Chinese cooperation against North Korea and said Washington might deal with Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs on its own if need be

Business 30 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sweden warned not to return to the high taxes of the 70s

STOCKHOLM: Don’t return Sweden to the high taxes of the 1970s and 1980s.

Economy 29 Mar 2017 | 11:07 PM

'No turning back': PM May triggers 'historic' Brexit

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain's divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc's cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown.

Business 21 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

NWP buys 51% stake in Sinar Majumas for RM1.5mil

PETALING JAYA: NWP Holdings Bhd is acquiring a 51% stake in Sinar Majumas Sdn Bhd for RM1.5mil from Almaniaga Sdn Bhd, to jointly undertake and manage the installation and connection of electric and water supply to 27 refugee settlement sites in Sabah.

Corporate News 17 Mar 2017 | 1:33 AM

McDonald's deletes Trump tweet, says Twitter account compromised

LOS ANGELES: McDonald's Corp quickly deleted a tweet sent from the company's handle slamming President Donald Trump on Thursday and said its official Twitter account had been compromised.