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World 29 Sep 2014 | 3:05 PM

Japan PM Abe vows to keep cautious watch on tax hike's impact

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that he will carefully watch the impact of April's sales tax hike and rising fuel prices on the economy, as he must decide by year-end whether Japan can cope with a second tax increase next year.

Economy 29 Sep 2014 | 1:39 PM

Dollar pushes towards 110 yen in Asia

TOKYO: The dollar rose Monday after data showed the US economy grew more than first thought in April-June, while it hit a six-month high against the Hong Kong dollar after weekend unrest in the southern Chinese city.

Economy 29 Sep 2014 | 11:44 AM

Gold well supported amidst HK protest

SINGAPORE: Gold recovered from early losses on Monday after Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters clashed with police, keeping Asian stocks on edge and boosting bullion's appeal as a safe haven, though the strength in the dollar kept the metal's gains in check.

TECH 29 Sep 2014 | 11:17 AM

Phoning 'home': What your mobile may be giving away

When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government.

Economy 29 Sep 2014 | 11:03 AM

Protests won't impact HK credit ratings for now: Fitch

HONG KONG: Clashes between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy supporters won't significantly impact the city's credit ratings in the short term, unless they last long enough to have material impact on the economy, ratings agency Fitch said on Monday.

Business 29 Sep 2014 | 9:03 AM

Asian stocks on edge in early trade Monday as HK seethes

TOKYO: The dollar hit a four-year peak against a basket of currencies in early Asian trade on Monday, bolstering Japanese shares, but other Asian shares shrugged off Friday's Wall Street rebound in the face of political unrest in Hong Kong

Banking 29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Single licence for financial advisers soon

PETALING JAYA: The long-awaited single licensing framework for the local financial advisory services, similar to that of Singapore, is a step closer to fruition.

Nation 27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Marking 40 years of diplomatic ties

In addition to strong trade links, Mexicans and Malaysians share common values and a love for football and soap operas.

AseanPlus News 27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Abe makes fresh call for Japan-China summit

TOKYO: Long-frosty ties between Tokyo and Beijing were showing signs of a slight thaw after a meeting between their two foreign ministers and as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renewed his call for a summit.

Markets 27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Relief recovery seen

REVIEW: US equities have posted gains for the second consecutive session, as a strong debut in Alibaba shares offset declines in technology issues.