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Business 08 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Don’t touch my old car, yet!

Surprise! Surprise! This is the new section in i>StarBizWeek/ifor us writers to voice our opinion. This might be a good addition in the long run as three of us “younger writers” on rotation will be featured weekly, and as the boss says the world is your canvas and you shall paint it your way! Opinions, ideas, assumptions and ramblings would be all part of future writing (of mine at least).

Business 16 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Portugal sees third year of recession in 2013 budget

LISBON: Portugal's centre-right government on Monday announced sweeping tax rises and spending cuts in its 2013 budget, which promises a third year of recession and hardship under the strict conditions of a 78-billion-euro (62.2 billion pounds) bailout.

Business 05 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Thai group buys US$9.4bil Ping An stake from HSBC

HONG KONG: A group linked to Thailand's richest man, Dhanin Chearavanont, has bought global bank HSBC's entire stake in China's Ping An Insurance for US$9.38 billion, with China Development Bank backing Asia's second-largest deal this year.

Business 09 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

CLSA: Better year ahead

WHILE the past five snake years have not particularly been great, this year is envisaged to be better, according to one Asian brokerage and investment group.

Business 23 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM


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Business 19 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Cyprus heads for cliffhanger parliamentary vote on bank deposits tax

NICOSIA: The government of Cyprus is hoping to push a divisive tax on bank deposits through parliament on Tuesday in a bid to stave off a default that could reignite the euro zone crisis.

Business 29 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

China to spend $16b to tackle Beijing pollution crisis

SHANGHAI: China will spend 100 billion yuan (10.5 billion pounds) over three years to deal with Beijing's pollution, an official newspaper reported on Friday, as the government tries to defuse mounting public anger over environmental degradation.

Business 23 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

China buying Ukraine land to meet rising food demand

SHANGHAI: China is to buy 3 million ha of Ukrainian farmland, media said, which would make Ukraine China’s largest overseas farming centre as it strives to keep pace with rising food demand.

Business 31 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Chinese restaurants get creative in the face of rising costs

WHAT will it cost for Chinese New Year revelers to eat out during the festive season?

Business 07 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Here we goat again

Working with traditional tools, CLSA presents its feng shui guide for 2015.