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Business 04 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

UBS sees zero growth for Malaysia

UBS Ltd, a subsidiary of Zurich-based UBS AG, sees Malaysia achieving zero growth next year in view of weakening demand from G7 countries.

Business 03 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

CPO futures sharply higher

Forecasting Price Trends: A weekly column by G.M. Teoh on Crude Palm Oil, Soyoil, Cocoa and Cash Tin.

Business 31 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

US stocks up in relatively calm session

Wall Street showed some welcome signs of stability Thursday, taking a downbeat gross domestic product report in stride and driving the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 190 points in relatively calm trading.

Business 13 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Commodities take a beating from crisis

GLOBAL commodities are expected to continue trading on shaky grounds for at least another five months, given the ongoing mass liquidation by hedge funds in the commodity markets.

Business 03 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Emergency SEC ban on short-selling extended

US securities regulators on Wednesday extended an emergency ban on short selling in more than 950 financial stocks to give Congress time to finish legislation to rescue the financial system.

Business 23 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Oil dips below US$109 in Asia trade as traders mull bailout plan(updated)

Oil prices dipped below US$109 a barrel Tuesday in Asia in a choppy market driven by uncertainty about whether a US$700 billion U.S. plan to buy bad mortgage debt will stabilize the financial system.

Business 23 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Commodities soar as bailout stokes inflation fears

NEW YORK (AP) - Commodities prices soared Monday as nervousness about the U.S. government's $700 billion plan to rescue the financial system dragged down the dollar and pointed investors to the relative safety of hard assets.

Business 19 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

New York AG launches probe of short-selling

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state is launching an investigation into whether some traders used illegal tactics to drive down the stock price of several Wall Street firms.

Business 18 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

SEC adopts rules against naked short-selling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators on Wednesday took measures aimed at reining in aggressive forms of short-selling that were blamed in part for the demise of Lehman Brothers and which some feared could be used against other vulnerable companies in a turbulent market.

Business 21 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street finishes erratic day higher

Wall Street scored a moderate gain after a volatile session Wednesday that saw the major indexes ratchet up and down on the seesawing price of oil and mixed feelings about the financial noshade size=1 width=50%>