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Business 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tax-cut rift stirs doubts on Greenspan's future

US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan may have thrown his future into question after a public break with President George W. Bush on new tax cuts, Republican sources and economists said,

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stand-up shareholders

WHEN stock prices soared in the late 1990s, shareholders were mostly a complacent lot. But a raft of corporate scandals that battered portfolios and investor confidence has led to increased shareholder activism.

Business 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Poll: More than half say country in recession,

More than half of Americans say the country is now in a recession and feel the economy will be more important to their vote in the 2004 presidential election than the nation's security, says a new poll.

Business 19 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Guthrie to list Indon unit

PLANTATION giant Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd has started preparing the groundwork to list its Indonesian Minamas plantation outfit on the Jakarta Stock Exchange, said group chief executive Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Business 27 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Philippine finance secretary says politics harming economy

Finance Secretary Jose Isidro Camacho said Wednesday that recent political turmoil that has preoccupied Filipinos is pushing down the value of the Philippine currency and dampening the economy.

Business 05 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

US output growth in October fastest in 4 years

B>NEW YORK:/BUS manufacturers cranked up output in October to the fastest pace in nearly four years, according to a report on Monday that showed hard-hit factories enjoying their best rebound since the 2001 recession.

Business 11 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

US urged to drop steel duties after WTO ruling

Emboldened by a World Trade Organization ruling, Japan, South Korea and the European Union on Tuesday demanded the United States immediately drop its duties on imported steel or face the possibility of billions of dollars in retaliation.

Business 14 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

China on US shopping spree

B>BEIJING: /B>China is on a shopping spree in the United States, buying billions of dollars worth of planes, grains and automobiles to deflect criticism of its swelling trade surplus and weak currency.

Business 22 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Policy makers warn against protectionism

US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan and top International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy-maker Anne Krueger, fearing that decades of trade liberalisation are being reversed, have sounded stern warnings against signs of creeping protectionism.

Business 24 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Taiwan's proposes US$14.7b public works spending

Taiwan's premier on Monday proposed a plan to spend 500 billion New Taiwan dollars (US$14.7 billion) in the next five years on new subways, museums, concert halls, reservoirs and sewage systems.