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Economy 15 Apr 2014 | 11:07 AM

Asian shares mixed after Wall St bounce

HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, with Wall Street providing a strong lead after rebounding from a two-day sell-off thanks to better-than-expected retail sales data.

Business 12 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

M'sian firm in graphene race

AN announcement by a Malaysian owned company in London on Monday went largely unnoticed in Malaysia but not by the UK press.

Business 03 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

Story behind penny stock crash

THIS week’s crash of four small-cap stocks which dented sentiment across the local bourse has the market abuzz about a foreign market personality by the name of Christian Kwok-Leun Yau Heilesen (pic).

Economy 22 May 2014 | 9:57 AM

Putin looks East, as China and Russia sign US$400bil gas deal

SHANGHAI: China and Russia signed a US$400bil gas supply deal on Wednesday, securing the world's top energy user a major source of cleaner fuel and opening up a new market for Moscow as it risks losing European customers over the Ukraine crisis.

Business 22 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

Commerzbank suspends two forex traders

FRANKFURT: Commerzbank has suspended two traders under suspicion of having tried to manipulate the Polish zloty’s euro exchange rate in regular trading, the bank said.

Business 26 May 2014 | 7:30 AM

Taiwan building US$100mil port in South China Sea, no protest from China

TAIPEI/HONG KONG: Taiwan is building a US$100 million port next to an airstrip on the lone island it occupies in the disputed South China Sea, a move that is drawing hardly any flak from the most assertive player in the bitterly contested waters - China.

Business 18 Jun 2014 | 10:54 AM

Scientists warn of tourism threat to Antarctica

SYDNEY: Antarctic scientists warned Wednesday that a surge in tourists visiting the frozen continent was threatening its fragile environment and called for better protection.

Business 07 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Getting to grips with time

Time is a tyrant that bows to no one. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to deal with the siren call of the email, social media or a WhatsApp message (or all of them).

Business 11 Jul 2014 | 3:39 PM

Asia shares mixed as eurozone debt fears return

HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed while the safe-haven yen edged up Friday following a sell-off on Wall Street and in Europe as fears over eurozone debt resurfaced with a payment crisis at Portugal's biggest listed bank.

Business 20 Feb 2015 | 6:57 AM

Germany holds up Greek bid for euro zone loan extension

ATHENS/BRUSSELS: Germany rejected a Greek proposal for a six-month extension to its euro zone loan agreement on Thursday, saying it was "not a substantial solution" because it did not commit Athens to stick to the conditions of its international bailout.