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Business 09 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo stocks end higher Tuesday US$ down against yen

Tokyo stocks closed higher Tuesday on late afternoon bargain hunting. The U.S. dollar was down against the Japanese yen.

Business 07 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tech stocks fall after jobs data

Technology stocks edged down on Friday, while blue chips ended near unchanged, as investors weighed concerns about the health of the job market with hopes for a longer period of low interest rates after February's surprisingly weak employment report.

Business 29 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Blue chip stocks end flat

US blue-chip stocks ended close to unchanged on Friday as investors took in mildly encouraging economic reports.

Business 22 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Stocks dip as investors retrench

Wall Street shares got little traction over the past week, with investors appearing to retrench after an 11-month rally amid concerns about the sustainability of the US economic recovery.

Business 19 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Japan and Iran sign major oil deal

Japan and Iran have signed a basic agreement for a Japanese consortium to develop a major oil field in southwestern Iran, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Business 19 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

US stocks mixed on disappointing construction report

A drop in housing starts and a rally in the U.S. dollar on currency markets sent stocks lower Wednesday as the news gave investors an incentive to collect profits.

Business 15 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

US market remains bullish

With help from Fed chief Alan Greenspan, Wall Street's blue chips managed to eke out modest gains over the past week, with analysts saying the bull market remains intact even after 11 months.

Business 13 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Last-minute buying of heavyweight stocks lifts CI

LAST-minute buying of heavyweight counters helped drive the KLSE Composite Index (CI) 7.4 points or nearly 1% higher to close at 825 yesterday.

Business 12 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Philippine shares end higher Thursday on Petron's gains

Philippine shares closed marginally higher Thursday, as bargain hunters nibbled on select issues while awaiting the result of the monthly rate-setting meeting of the central bank's Monetary Board, traders said.

Business 12 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo stocks higher Thursday, US$ down against yen

The Nikkei Stock Average of 225 issues closed up 93.86 points, or 0.91 percent, at 10,459.26 points. On Tuesday, the index fell 37.21 points, or 0.36 percent.