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Business 29 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

SGX shares climb after profits double

Shares in Singapore Exchange Ltd, which operates the city's securities and derivatives markets, advanced after the firm said fourth-quarter profit almost doubled. Credit Suisse Group raised its rating on the stock.

Business 28 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

AmInvestment eyes 2-digit returns from property fund

AmInvestment Group Bhd is targeting double-digit returns from its newly-launched AmAsia-Pacific Property Equities (APPE) in 12 months.

Business 13 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bank of Japan to start pivotal meeting

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's central bank was scheduled to start a pivotal two-day policy meeting Thursday, amid widespread expectations it will raise interest rates for the first time in six years.

Business 06 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Mixed outlook on market for second half

THE 2006 World Cup has no doubt broughtwith it a lot of excitement and providedsome football fans with a distraction fromtheir normal lifestyles. Its finale on July 9will, hopefully, signal the start of a goodsecond half year, and allow football-crazyinvestors to turn their attention back tothe stock market.In a StarBiz poll, analysts appearhowever to have contrasting views onhow the market's fortunes could unfoldfor the rest of the year.

Business 05 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Asian REIT sales likely to slow to US$2bil

Asian companies, including City Developments Ltd and Regal Hotels International Holdings Ltd, will raise about US$2bil from selling property trusts during the next nine months, less than half of the region's sales a year earlier, according to UBS AG.

Business 04 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Human capital vital to face globalisation

In The CEO Survey H1 2006, StarBiz continues to bring you the views of some prominent CEOs on how they are steering their groups in current times.

AseanPlus News 29 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Banker: Don’t rely too much on dollar

A leading Chinese central bank official said that countries around the world should gradually rely less on the US dollar for trade and their foreign exchange reserves.

Business 24 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Economist: Higher OPR likely in 2 months

There is a good chance Bank Negara will raise overnight policy rates (OPR) by 50 basis points in the next two months to 4% in an effort to combat inflation, said Standard Chartered global markets economist Joseph Tan.

Business 23 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Global imbalances should be addressed

FOR world economic growth to be sustainable and the stability of financial markets, global imbalances have to be addressed, says Zarir J. Cama, deputy chairman/CEO of HSBC Bank Malaysia

Business 22 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

High oil prices remain a major challenge

RISING interest rates and the appreciating ringgit are benefiting the FNHoldings group, says CEO Tan Ang Meng.