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Business 28 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Aussie unionist backs call for trade sanctions against Singapore

CANBERRA, Australia: The leader of Australia's trade union movement said Monday that unionists stood ready to impose trade sanctions against Singapore and urged the government to take stronger steps to save the life of an Australian drug trafficker who is to be hanged by the city-state on Friday.

Business 28 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bank of China's IPO tempts investors eager to tap China growth despite risks

SHANGHAI, China (AP): Bank of China's US$9.7 billion initial public offering, the latest in Beijing's parade of attractions, has drawn keen interest among stock market investors hoping to buy into China's rip-roaring growth despite the risks.

Business 14 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Switzerland breaks with tradition on tax evasion

GENEVA (AP) - Switzerland's days as a safe haven for the world's tax evaders are numbered.

Business 15 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Chinese company chairman gets suspended death sentence for graft

BEIJING: The former chairman of China's second-largest oil company, Sinopec, was convicted Wednesday of corruption and taking bribes and received a suspended death sentence, state TV reported.

Business 27 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Not-so-sweet PN17

Financially distressed companies spiral downwards with odd moves

Business 23 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

China may drop death penalty for economic crimes

BEIJING: China, which executes more people each year than any other country, said Monday it is considering dropping capital punishment for economic crimes.

Business 10 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

Palm oil labelling – promotes transparency or attracts negative attention

THE battle-hardened Malaysian palm oil industry is in the middle of yet another bruising fight. The theatre of war this time is Australia and the focus is on a proposed legislation that singles out palm oil as a food ingredient.

Business 16 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

From guns to laptops,Philippine peace faces arduous road

SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines: At a nondescript two-storey building in the town of Sultan Kudarat, the future of the Philippines' strife-torn southern region of Mindanao is taking shape, one accountancy class at a time.

Business 26 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

China's year of political surprises not over yet

BEIJING: China's year of political intrigue is likely to spring a few more surprises yet, as the ruling Communist Party tries to pull off a smooth leadership change next month against a backdrop of purges, plots and prison sentences.

Business 20 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Cyprus battling to prevent outsized-overextended banks from dragging the country into the ground(update)

A small island on the edge of Europe teetering under the weight of its bust banks. Sound familiar?