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Business 14 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Ex-Swiss central bank head to join BlackRock

LONDON: Philipp Hildebrand, who quit as chairman of the Swiss central bank in January over a currency trading scandal, is to join BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, in a high-profile role.

Business 31 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Changing of the guard

The Securities Commissions (SC), Malaysia’s capital market regulator, has since its founding in 1993 come to be a respected institution, both domestically and abroad.

Business 20 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Zambia setting up economic zone with help from M'sian company(update)

PUTRAJAYA: Zambia is constructing a special economic zone planned by Malaysia's Kulim Hi-Tech Park and Japan International Cooperation Agency, said its Finance and National Planning Minister, Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane.

Business 14 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

BRICS seek larger role in global finance

SANYA, China: The leaders of the world's largest emerging economies started a one-day summit in southern China on Thursday, looking for a bigger role in global financial institutions and also welcoming a new member.

Business 14 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

BRICS members warn of financial volatility

SANYA, China: The world's largest emerging economies urged tougher measures Thursday to guard against financial instability and said they back studies into expanding the use of Special Drawing Rights in the international monetary system.

Business 07 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Japan budget, not resignation threatens PM Kan

TOKYO: The Japanese foreign minister's hasty resignation is a blow to Prime Minister Naoto Kan's already shaky government, but analysts predicted Monday that it would not lead to its immediate collapse.

Business 29 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Your 10 questions with Vorobyeva Lyudmila Georgievna

Vorobyeva Lyudmila Georgievna fields the 10 questions posed by our readers.

Business 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

What will Napoleon or Lord Nelson says to this - 'No UK-France rivalry'?

LONDON: What would Napoleon or Lord Nelson make of this? Britain and France struck a historic defense deal Tuesday aimed at preserving military muscle in an age of austerity, pledging to deploy troops under a single command, share aircraft carriers and collaborate on once fiercely guarded nuclear programs.

Business 25 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Asia’s water-food-energy nexus

IN our frantic search for solutions to our water crisis, we tend to overlook the relationship between water, food and energy. It is still not too late. As my colleague Tony Allan, a Stockholm Water Prize laureate, says so pithily, the three are the corners of a triangle with politics and emotion at its centre.

Business 04 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Up Close and Personal with Tan Sri Rastam Isa

The former Wisma Putrasecretary-general talksabout the highlights ofhis 36-year career as adiplomat.