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Business 24 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Germany joins France in showdown over euro budget rules

Germany joins France in the European Union dock this week as finance ministers consider whether to punish the two overspenders for violating euro rules on deficits or let them off the hook yet again.

Business 22 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

GIIG says it controls Bakun project now

GULF International Investment Group (GIIG) Capital has confirmed that it is proceeding to take control of the Bakun hydroelectric power project through its proposed 60% stake in Sarawak Hidro Sdn Bhd.

Business 21 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Trust banks see rise in will-managing business

The will the elderly Japanese man had prepared to reassure his wife about her financial future was having the opposite effect, emboldening her to go on shopping sprees.

Business 20 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

US dollar slides to all-time low against the euro

THE US dollar slid to an all-time low of 1.1975 against the euro and near a three-year low of 107.86 versus the Japanese yen in Asia trade yesterday.

Business 12 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

What a franchisor should bring to the table

IF you're thinking of buying a franchise, it's important that you understand what you should expect from your franchisor.

Business 07 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Magnum in Indon deal?

MAGNUM Corp Bhd is believed to have signed an agreement with an Indonesian business group to run a numbers forecast operations (NFO) in Indonesia.

Business 04 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Many nations adopting more stringent US accounting laws

A MORE stringent law introduced last May by the United States, which regulates public accounting practices, is set to extend beyond the borders of America, says an international accounting expert.

Business 28 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wal-Mart to review 1.1 million US workers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, stung by allegations that it knew contract cleaning services used illegal workers, said it would review all of its 1.1 million US workers and fire any that aren't legally employed.

Business 27 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Vacant units pose a problem

Property Talk by S.C.CHEAH.

Business 21 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

British online betting exchange upsets world of sports betting

The traditional British betting shop sees itself as a social institution, a convivial place where people can wager a few pounds on a horse race or soccer game. But to entrepreneur Andrew Black, bookmakers are financial parasites that build a fat profit into all the odds they offer.