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Business 15 Dec 2018 | 3:09 AM

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

LOS ANGELES:Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and other organs. She knew it was as rare as it was deadly, a signature of exposure to asbestos. And she knew it afflicted mostly men who inhaled asbestos dust in mines and industries such as shipbuilding that used the carcinogen before its risks were understood.

Economy 06 Jul 2018 | 12:27 AM Premium

US, China prepare for trade battle

As midnight deadline looms, some say trade fight could stretch into next year

Corporate News 20 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

ZTE tanks after lawmakers restore ban

BEIJING: ZTE Corp dived 24% after American lawmakers green-lit a bill to restore severe penalties on the Chinese telecoms gear-maker, potentially up-ending a deal struck with President Donald Trump to allow it to get back in business.

Business 03 Jul 2014 | 8:37 AM

US SEC official dissented on BNP Paribas waiver

WASHINGTON: An official at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission broke ranks with other commissioners and voted against granting BNP Paribas a waiver to continue operating several investment advisory units in the United States.

Business 06 Jan 2014 | 10:25 AM

N. Korea confirms new coal minister following purge

SEOUL: North Korea has replaced its coal minister, apparently after the shock execution of leader Kim Jong-Un's uncle, who had been accused of attempting to take control of the country's lucrative coal export business.

Business 08 Jul 2013 | 11:06 AM

Former China Rail Minister Gets Suspended Death Sentence

BEIJING (Reuters) - China gave former railways minister Liu Zhijun a suspended death sentence for corruption, state media said on Monday, in a case seen as a test of President Xi Jinping's resolve to crack down on pervasive graft.

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?

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 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 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.