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World 01 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Thousands march against Hong Kong's leader

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands in Hong Kong protested on Tuesday against the city's leader Leung Chun-ying as pressure mounts against the Beijing-backed politician who has been embroiled in an illegal construction scandal since taking office in July.

World 01 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Thousands march against Hong Kong's leader

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands in Hong Kong protested on Tuesday against the city's leader Leung Chun-ying as pressure mounts against the Beijing-backed politician who has been embroiled in an illegal construction scandal since taking office in July.

World 01 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Thousands march against Hong Kong's leader

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands in Hong Kong protested on Tuesday against the city's leader Leung Chun-ying as pressure mounts against the Beijing-backed politician who has been embroiled in an illegal construction scandal since taking office in July.

Business 20 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bank of Japan holds fire, defies easing calls as political pressure heats up

TOKYO: The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Tuesday, standing its ground for now in the face of calls from the country's likely next prime minister to pursue unlimited easing to revive an economy widely seen in recession.

Business 30 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bank of Japan boosts stimulus for sagging economy, markets unimpressed

TOKYO: The Bank of Japan boosted its monetary stimulus for the second month in a row on Tuesday in response to intense political pressure for action and mounting evidence that the world's third-largest economy was on the cusp of recession.

Business 25 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Eyes on Langat 2 water treatment plant tender

PETALING JAYA: While the Selangor water problems get tossed in political heat, industry players are keeping their eyes peeled for any forthcoming government tender for the construction of the Langat 2 water treatment plant.

Business 21 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Long hot summer, adaptive markets

The summer heat wave in the US Corn Belt is going to hit grain production and has already raised food prices. So far, such price increases have yet not translated into global inflation, thanks to better food crop production in other parts of the world.

World 08 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

White House defends contraception rules as criticisms mount

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is willing to work with Catholic universities , hospitals and other church-affiliated employers to implement a new policy that requires health insurers to offer birth control coverage, a top adviser to the president's re-election campaign said on Tuesday.

Business 21 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Watchdogs to keep closer eye on ultra-fast trading

LONDON: Global regulators have issued guidelines to better monitor automated transactions while saying there was little hard evidence to justify reining in high-frequency trading (HFT).

World 17 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

White House denounces Perry as Republicans target Fed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House denounced Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday for his threatening remarks toward the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve that represented some of the most inflammatory rhetoric of the 2012 election campaign.