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Business 06 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.S. likely added over 200,000 jobs in March for 4th month

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. payrolls likely rose by more than 200,000 for the fourth straight month in March, suggesting the economy is steadily healing and needs no extra monetary policy support from the Federal Reserve for now.

Business 30 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

"Greyjing"? Air pollution fouls Beijing's name

BEIJING: With its parks, centuries-old palaces, history and culture, Beijing should be one of the more pleasant capitals of the world. Instead, it's considered among the worst to live in because of chronic air pollution.

Business 13 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

CIMB Research downgrades Unisem to Neutral

CIMB Equities Research downgraded Unisem from Trading Buy to Neutral with a target price of RM1.27 from RM1.58 and advised investors to switch to JCY for earnings growth.

Business 14 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Unisem faces a gloomy FY12

UNISEMS second-quarter 2012 briefing threw up a few negative surprises as management toned down its guidance and is less positive on industry prospects, while order visibility has deteriorated and the second half of this year may not be as strong as we expected.

Business 25 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

SMEs on track to expand business, says UOB survey

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia are optimistic about the medium-term business outlook and they are on track to expand in the country and in the region, according to a foreign bank survey.

Business 02 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.S. manufacturing grows in September for first time since May

NEW YORK: U.S. manufacturing unexpectedly expanded in September for the first time since May as new orders and employment picked up, but the pace of growth showed the economy was still stuck in a slow recovery.

Business 25 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

US firms warn of job cuts

BOSTON: Faced with weakening revenue, three of the largest US companies warned that they would cut jobs to protect profits.

Business 11 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

China surprises with weak exports, signals slow recovery

BEIJING: Chinas exports growth slowed sharply to a much lower than expected 2.9% in November, underscoring the global headwinds dragging on an economy showing otherwise solid signs of a pick up in domestic activity.

Business 16 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Economists cautious of first-half outlook on slow recovery of global economy

GIVEN that factory output, manufacturing sales and trade data are indicators to the health of the economy, the December data for Malaysia shows that the first half of the year remains one of gradual recovery in a volatile environment.

Business 15 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

British banks reluctant to lend to small firms

LONDON: Britain’s banks are less willing than before the financial crisis to take the risk of lending to small businesses, according to a government-commissioned research report.