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Business 09 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Obama disappointed with economic progress, wants to speed up stimulus plans

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama assured the nation his recovery plan was on track Monday, scrambling to calm Americans unnerved by unemployment rates still persistently rising nearly four months after he signed the biggest economic stimulus in history.

Business 07 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Kuwait fund: No plans to sell Citi, Merrill stakes

DUBAI: Kuwait's sovereign wealth fund said Sunday that it has no plans to sell stakes in Citigroup Inc. and Merrill Lynch Co. because it has faith in the potential of the U.S. banks.

World 13 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - Colombia to face sell-off if Uribe doesn't run

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian stocks and bonds will fall if market-friendly President Alvaro Uribe is barred by the courts from running for a third term next year, a ruling that would upset investors but create buying opportunities.

World 04 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

U.S. disaster relief in a race against freezing cold

NEW YORK: Fuel supplies headed toward disaster zones in the U.S. Northeast on Saturday and a million customers regained electricity as near freezing temperatures threatened to add to the misery of coastal communities devastated by superstorm Sandy.

Business 26 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM

United Plantations gets the best out of people and palm fruit

What does it take to get the best out of people and palm fruit in a plantation? One company shows the way.

Business 08 May 2014 | 8:20 AM

S'pore Woodfibre LNG, British Columbia sign gas proposal 2 days after Petronas deal

VANCOUVER: Singapore-based Woodfibre LNG signed a letter of intent on Wednesday with the province of British Columbia, advancing the company's goal of making its first liquified natural gas shipments to Asia by early 2017. The letter of intent comes just two days after Premier Christy Clark signed a similar deal with Malaysia's Petronas

Commodities 20 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Seven, including four Malaysians, set sights on NBPOL

PETALING JAYA: The race to acquire a major stake in New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL) has further intensified, with seven parties expressing interest, including four Malaysian plantation giants.

Commodities 09 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Felda Global needs NBPOL the most

PETALING JAYA: It will be a very close fight among plantation giants Wilmar International Ltd, Sime Darby Bhd and Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) in their bid to acquire a 49% stake in New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL) worth RM3bil, according to industry experts.

Plantations 12 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Analysing the divisions

Sime Darby Bhd is a giant of a company but the bulk of its earnings comes from its plantation division.

Commodities 02 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Sime Darby has 60 days to buy NBPOL

Will Sime Darby be pleasing to the PNG government for the NBPOL deal to go through?