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Business 30 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Effects of global financial crisis

THE roots of the current global financial crisis can be traced back to the fallout in the US subprime mortgage lending, which started in early 2007. It spread to other markets and economies via a combination of market failures and regulatory weaknesses.

Business 28 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Lawsuit against AIG; 30 years jail for fund manager

A lawsuit filed on behalf of shareholders of American International Group Inc. is demanding company executives return millions of dollars in bonuses, dividends and other perks.

Business 24 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Maybank's BII investment to break even in 5 years

Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) targets to break even on its investment in PT Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII) in about five years, but BII's earnings will have to grow at least 25% per year for this to happen, its head honcho said.

Business 09 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

News in brief

News briefs on: China's start-up bourse eyes over eight listings, Singapore to endorse OECD rules on tax, Li says he hasn't urged PCCW share buying, China February port container volume falls and Oil palm plantings, pests limit cocoa output.

Business 25 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Zeti: Globalise Islamic finance to weather economic crisis

Malaysia has called for the internationalisation of the Islamic financial system in weathering the global economic crisis.

Business 21 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Stanford investors barred from access to cash

DALLAS (AP) - The receiver in charge of recovering assets from Allen Stanford's financial empire said Friday that investors could not access their cash or transfer funds out of their accounts for the foreseeable future.

Business 21 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Finding the right strategies

This 2009 is definitely going to be a tough year for the tourism industry across the world as the worsening economic crisis causes long-haul visitors to stay home and regional travellers to cut short their trips to cut back on spending.

Business 07 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Regulating in troubled times

Securities Commission chairman Datuk Seri Zarinah Anwar talks about the challenges of its regulatory role at a time of stress in the markets.

Business 07 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Effective enforcement

Datuk Seri Zarinah Anwar speaks her mind on the effectiveness of the securities laws.

Business 07 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Combining jurisdictions

The Government has to push hard and ahead to form a unified body to fight all kinds of commercial crime and set up courts that can understand the issues involved