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Business 03 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

China fund assets set to top US$1 trillion

SHANGHAI: China's 2.3 trillion yuan (US$337bil) fund industry may triple in size in the next five years as new products attract money away from banks in the world's fastest growing major economy.

Business 18 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

China's CIC to invest US$2b in US mortgages

HONG KONG: China Investment Corp (CIC), the country#8217;s US$200bil sovereign wealth fund, is set to pour up to US$2bil soon into the US mortgage system by hiring mandates under the US Treasury-backed Public-Private Investment Plan (PPIP), sources said.

Business 01 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Doomsday fears pushed aside, Wall Street did well in Q2; What lies ahead?

NEW YORK: Doomsday fears and predictions have been pushed aside and Wall Street did well in the second-quarter. Now what lies ahead in the third-quarter?

Business 13 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

BlackRock agrees to buy Barclays Global Investors

LONDON: BlackRock has agreed to buy Barclays Global Investors (BGI) to create the world's biggest asset manager, in a US$13.5bil deal that British bank Barclays hopes will put to rest concerns about its capital.

Business 12 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

BlackRock to buy asset management arm of Barclays for US$13.5bil

LOS ANGELES: After weeks of speculation, U.S. investment manager BlackRock Inc. said Thursday it will purchase the asset management arm of British investment bank Barclays PLC, including its iShares division, for US$13.5 billion in cash and stock.

Business 09 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Barclays confirms having talks with BlackRock

LONDON: Barclays said yesterday it had held talks with US money manager BlackRock on the possible sale of the British bank's asset management arm.

Business 19 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Oil hovers above US$59 Tuesday on signs recession easing(update)

SINGAPORE: Oil hovered above $59 a barrel Tuesday in Asia after investors took heart from signs the U.S. recession is easing.Benchmark crude for June delivery was up 10 cents to $59.13 a barrel midday in Singapore in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Business 03 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

First quarter shows hint of recovery

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP): First-quarter earnings so far from across the market are coming in better than expected - largely as a result of a very low bar.

Business 25 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Giant bond fund supports Obama’s public-private plan

Bill Gross, the influential manager of the world's largest bond fund, gave the Obama administration's financial stability effort a much-needed endorsement on Monday, saying PIMCO will participate in the public-private plan.

Business 20 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Oil falls below US$35 ahead of busy earnings week

Oil prices fell to below $35 a barrel Monday as investors eyed a slew of U.S. corporate earnings this week for signs of weakening consumer demand amid the worst recession in decades.