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Business 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asian markets tumble as war fears mount

WAR jitters continued to weigh on stock markets in Asia yesterday. The Seoul and Jakarta bourses were the worst hit, with their indices sliding nearly 3%.

Business 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Year of the Horse runs out tamely, CI marginally downimg

BARGAIN hunting in selected heavyweight blue chips in the last five trading minutes yesterday, the last trading day of the lunar Year of the Horse, helped lift the KLSE Composite Index (CI) off its day low of 658 points. It closed at 665, still 0.67 of a point lower than Wednesday's finish.

Business 03 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Index futures likely to trend lower

MDEX Index Futures. A weekly column by G.M. Teoh.

Business 04 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

US broadcasters allowed greater reach under new rules

US regulators have narrowly approved sweeping new rules that will allow television conglomerates to buy more stations, despite fears that diversity and consumer choice will be eroded.

Business 07 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cisco quarterly income surges 76%

Cisco Systems Inc, the world's largest maker of equipment that directs Internet traffic, said yesterday its quarterly net income surged 76% as corporations and telecommunications carriers spent more on technology.

Business 24 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Call-centre jobs migration not as alarming as thought, Datamonitor

The rate at which call centre jobs will flow out of rich countries will not be as alarming in coming years as feared, independent market analyst Datamonitor said yesterday.

Business 13 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Comcast makes surprise US$50bil bid for Disney

US cable operator Comcast Corp has launched a surprise bid to buy Walt Disney Co for about US$50bil in stock, a deal that would create the world's largest media company and further threaten embattled Disney chief executive Michael Eisner.

Business 07 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Big buyers clamouring for lower price on massive Google IPO

Powerful institutional investors are clamouring to get their usual wholesale price on the blockbuster Google IPO, as the Internet giant's choice to place shares via an unusual Dutch auction threatens their payday.

Business 16 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

US stocks narrowly mixed on smattering of mergers

Stocks were mixed in quiet trading Monday, with blue chip and tech shares rising only modestly despite lower oil prices and several mergers and acquisitions, including Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.'s $1.5 billion bid for several candy brands from Kraft Foods Inc.

Business 06 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

US booksellers ponder the future of browsing

As the book world winds up its annual national convention, some retailers are wondering about the fate of a cultural institution.