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Business 15 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Dimon rejects rules to block derivatives trading despite US$2bil loss last month

WASHINGTON: JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon insisted that his bank is solid and that there was no need for rules to block the derivatives trading that dealt it a shock US$2bil loss last month.

Business 29 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Report: JPMorgan losses could hit US$9bil

NEW YORK: The losses from JPMorgan’s botched derivatives trade may reach US$9bil, nearly five times the amount announced in May, the New York Times reported.

Business 10 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

El Nino to hit plantation sector

WE are upgrading the plantation sector to overweight from neutral previously on expectations that palm oil price is on the cusp of a three-year upcycle.

Business 26 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Oil palm growers fail to block adoption of new RSPO principles

KUALA LUMPUR: As expected, the oil palm grower members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have failed in their attempt to block the adoption of the newly revised RSPO principles and criteria (P&C) for the production of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) at the grouping’s extraordinary general assembly (EGA) here yesterday.

Business 03 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

US firms blame Europe

NEW YORK: As an increasing number of American companies warn their earnings will fall short of expectations, many are pointing the finger at Europe as the culprit.

Business 28 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bankers: Malaysia not shielded from contagion risk

KUALA LUMPUR: The idea that Malaysia is shielded from contagion risks arising from the distressed Western economies is a myth, according to banking executives.

Business 21 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Impact of US tapering off bond purchases negligible

THE immediate impact of the US tapering off bond purchases, commonly referred to as quantitative easing (QE), has dented overall market confidence but the impact on property market is “negligible”, says Jones Lang LaSalle head of residential project sales David Neubronner.

Business 07 Feb 2014 | 5:22 PM

Genting Singapore, China's Landing Int'l to develop US$2.2b S.Korea casino (Update)

HONG KONG: Casino operator Genting Singapore PLC and Chinese property developer Landing International Development Ltd said on Friday they would jointly develop a US$2.2bil casino resort in South Korea.

Business 31 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Steady growth seen for hotel occupancy, short-term impact seen from MH370 tragedy

PETALING JAYA: Hotel occupancy rates in Malaysia are expected to see steady growth this year, despite a short-term impact from China tourists due to the tragedy surrounding Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, according to industry observers.

Business 11 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Oil find a boon for Hibiscus

PETALING JAYA: Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd, a junior oil and gas (O&G) exploration and production (E&P) company, will latch on to its experience from the successful drilling in Oman to carve out more opportunities.