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New share issues from Asia-Pacific outside of Japan fell nearly 29% in the first half of 2003, but they are expected to gather pace in the second half as investor fears over SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) fade and travel restrictions on investment bankers are lifted.
Alcoa Inc, the world's largest aluminium producer, has reported a profit dip for the latest quarter but the result still beat Wall Street estimates as the company controlled costs to offset weaker demand in the key aerospace and gas turbine sectors and higher energy costs.
More than two years after clamping their wallets shut, American businesses have begun to boost spending again on facilities and equipment, offering some hope of a firmer recovery, the latest survey by the US National Association for Business Economics (NABE) showed.
France's Pechiney SA has spurned an unsolicited 3.4 billion euros takeover bid from Canada's Alcan Inc, setting the stage for a battle of will between the two rival aluminium producers.