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Business 27 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Three key episodes from the past

WHEN one looks to the pages from the past, of the not too distant, it is difficult to ignore three key episodes that occurred in the developed world – Black Monday of 1987, Black Wednesday of 1992 and the Great Bond Market Massacre of 1994.

Corporate News 22 Feb 2018 | 10:43 PM Premium

Trump's call for more gun regulation boosts firearm stocks

SAN FRANCISCO: Shares of gunmakers American Outdoor Brands and Sturm Ruger & Company rallied on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump advocated tightening background checks for guns in response to last week's high school massacre in Florida.

Business 20 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

White House readies gun-control plan as more children laid to rest

NEWTOWN, Connecticut: President Barack Obama assigned Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday to find ways to curtail gun violence in America to try to avoid tragedies like the elementary school massacre in Connecticut, where the town buried one of its heroes on Wednesday.

Business 24 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

'Dark Knight Rises' earns US$160.8mil in debut

LOS ANGELESL Warner Bros said on Monday "The Dark Knight Rises" took in US$160.8 million at U.S. and Canadian box offices over the weekend, which is lower than industry estimates for the debut that felt the impact of last week's movie theater massacre in Colorado.

Corporate News 28 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Traditional media sites gain upper hand as ‘fake news’ spreads

PETALING JAYA: When news that a massacre of Malaysians had taken place in North Korea first appeared online recently, it went viral on social media and shocked the nation. However, it turned out later that the report was fake.

Business 20 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Calpers to sell investments in two gun makers

SACRAMENTO, California: The biggest U.S. pension fund's investment committee voted on Tuesday to sell its stakes in two manufacturers of guns and high-capacity ammunition clips after the massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut.

Business 25 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

UN approves new debate on treaty to regulate US$70bil global trade in guns

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Monday to restart negotiations on a draft international treaty to regulate the US$70 billion global trade in conventional arms, a pact the powerful U.S. National Rifle Association has been lobbying hard against.

World 09 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Egypt protesters torch buildings, try to target Suez Canal

PORT SAID, Egypt/CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian protesters torched buildings in Cairo and tried unsuccessfully to disrupt international shipping on the Suez Canal, as a court ruling on a deadly football riot stoked rage in a country beset by worsening security.