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World 12 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Japan says greenhouse gas emissions up 2.3 pct

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese greenhouse gas emissions rose 2.3 percent in the year that ended in March, the government said on Wednesday, pushing Japan further away from its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol climate pact.

World 12 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Japan emissions hit record high in 2007/08

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese greenhouse gas emissions hit a record high in the year to March, the government said on Wednesday, raising more questions about whether Japan will fail to meet its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol climate pact.

Business 10 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Wells Fargo plans to buy Wachovia; Citi ends talks

NEW YORK (AP) - Wells Fargo plans to complete its purchase of Wachovia, after rival suitor Citigroup broke off talks with Wells Fargo and federal regulators Thursday but vowed to have its day in court.

Business 01 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Senate to force House’s hand on bailout

In a bold bid to revive President George W. Bush's multibillion-dollar financial rescue plan, Senate leaders scheduled a vote for Wednesday night on a version of the bill that adds substantial tax cuts meant to appeal to Republicans when it reaches the noshade size=1 width=50%>

Lifestyle 30 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Friend of the Earth

Meet Matthias Gelber,the 'greenest person' on Earth.

Travel 06 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Ready, jet set . . .

In this era of concern over a warming planet and melting ice caps, travellers need to be mindful of the carbon footprint they leave behind.

World 03 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Aid agencies plan CO2 offsets that also help poor

LONDON (Reuters) - From fuel-efficient stoves for displaced Congolese families to drought-resistant cashew trees in Brazil, some aid agencies offering carbon offset schemes want to marry emissions savings with help for people living with climate change.

Business 27 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Rio Tinto posts 55% jump in first-half profit

Global miner Rio Tinto posted a better-than-expected 55% jump in first-half profit, boosted by its 2007 takeover of Alcan and strong Chinese demand, and raised its dividend on Tuesday.

Business 25 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Oil prices steady as dollar offsets Russia tension

SINGAPORE (AP) - Oil prices were steady Monday in Asia above US$114 a barrel as a strengthening dollar offset continuing tensions between the U.S. and Russian over the conflict in Georgia.

Business 12 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Urgency to build new growth areas

Economists and financial experts say Malaysia cannot be toodependent on a few sectors where prices are subject to marketfluctuations