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Business 23 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Oil prices near US$59 a barrel

SINGAPORE: The approach of a possible storm in the U.S. Northeast pushed oil prices closer to US$59 a barrel on Wednesday amid expectations for higher heating oil demand.

Business 23 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong's economic growth likely slowed in third quarter

HONG KONG: The pace of Hong Kong's economic expansion likely slowed in the third quarter as consumers cut back on spending in the face of higher interest rates, economists said.

Business 21 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Wall Stree: Momentum moves into holiday season

WALL STREET built a head of steam over the past week as it moved toward the holiday season, giving many investors reason to be optimistic in what has traditionally a strong period of the year.

Business 21 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong's consumer price index likely rose in October

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's consumer price index, a key barometer for inflation, likely rose in October, lifted by higher rental rates, economists said.

Business 20 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Full steam ahead for the hols

Wall Street built a head of steam over the past week as it moved toward the holiday season, giving many investors reason to be optimistic in what has traditionally been a strong period of the year.

World 19 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

CIA leak prosecutor sees new grand jury proceedings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sign he may seek new or revised charges in the CIA leak case, special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald said on Friday his investigation would be going back before a grand jury.

Business 19 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street - The week ahead

NEW YORK: Wall Street has much to be thankful for this week. Despite the looming threat of inflation and high energy prices that continue to threaten to limit consumer spending, the stock market seems to have embarked on its usual year-end rally.

Business 19 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

US stocks finish at four-year highs

NEW YORK: A late rebound gave Wall Street modest gains Friday as two acquisitions and upbeat earnings from Hewlett-Packard Co. helped lift the major indexes to four-year highs. The major indexes had their fourth straight winning week.

World 18 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Top officials deny being Woodward's source in CIA case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top administration officials from Vice President Dick Cheney to national security adviser Stephen Hadley denied being Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward's source about CIA operative Valerie Plame, White House officials, lawyers and other sources said on Thursday.

Business 18 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

US stocks climb on upbeat economic reports

NEW YORK: Stocks surged higher Thursday after new data soothed inflation concerns and the price of oil tumbled to its lowest level in five months. The advance carried the Nasdaq composite index to a new 52-week high.