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Europe's central banker says no more stimulus

PARIS: Europe's central bank chief on Sunday cautioned against any new government stimulus plans and predicted the global economy will pick up in 2010.


Fixed deposits still popular amid weak market sentiments

PETALING JAYA: With a liquidity-driven equities rally in full swing, both locally and globally, the point of where people are putting their excess cash may seem moot. Many investors are, however, still cautious about stockmarket investing until those famous 'green shoots' of economic recovery become 'full blooms'.


Rebel with a cause

Billy Idol led a 'generation' of 1970s punk rockers before embarking on a stunning solo career.


Too soon to be chirping away

Although it's not all gloom now, we should avoid being too happy, and instead plan and strategise.


April in France

APRIL is the cruelest month, or so the poet said, but this April, spring has brought life to the global stock markets, with recovery everywhere. The pessimists say this is a bear market rally, and perhaps it is, but for investors who have lost almost non-stop for over a year, some relief was welcome - almost necessary.


Man charged with illegal moneylending

KOTA KINABALU: A 30-year-old Selangor businessman was charged with illegal moneylending and deceiving 73 people that he was licensed to do so.


No deal on NY World Trade Center rebuilding impasse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Private developers of New York's World Trade Center site and the public agency that owns the land have failed to reach a deal to allow construction to go forward, the city's Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday.


NZ central bank said Wed economy faces slow recovery

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's economy is on track to begin growing before year's end but the recovery from recession is likely to be slow, the nation's central bank chief said Wednesday.


Japan, Aussie central banks see signs of improvement

TOKYO: The central banks of Japan and Australia yesterday reported signs of improvement in their economies, but investors fretted that a global recovery was some way off after weak data from Europe and the United States.


Obama proposes financial system overhaul to prevent future collapse

WASHINGTON: Aiming for greater limits and more clarity in the U.S. financial system, the Obama administration on Monday proposed adding muscle to the Federal Reserve and new restrictions on complex securities whose collapse choked lending and hit millions of American households.