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Business 10 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

US senators plan bill to push China on yuan

A bipartisan group of US senators plan to introduce a bill that would put tariffs on Chinese imports in a move to force China to float its currency.

Business 14 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bench marks of women's progress

ACTION films are a quintessentially male genre. That women are now playing the lead roles in recent films like I>Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life/I>, and I>Charlie#8217;s Angels: Full Throttle/Iis one possible indicator that Hollywood#8217;s perception of women has changed.

Business 03 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Aussie telco CEO: Differences with directors leading to departure

The outgoing chief executive of Australian telecommunications giant Telstra said Friday his departure was prompted by differences between him and the company's board of directors.

Business 04 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Philippine shares end higher Monday

Philippine shares closed higher Monday as investors picked up major blue chips, led by SM Investments and Bank of the Philippine Islands, after recent declines.

Business 13 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Nominee for US SEC chairman has large fund, stock holdings

President George W. Bush's choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, Rep. Christopher Cox, has hundreds of thousands of dollars in money-market and mutual funds and large holdings in stocks of some big companies, his financial report shows.

Business 20 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Oil maneuvers by China, India, challenge Washington

Iran, Sudan, Venezuela, Syria - nations shunned by America as nuclear threats, insurgent havens or human rights violators are increasingly being wooed by China and India in a race for oil and influence that is challenging Washington on the energy and security fronts.

Business 29 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

US senators vow continued pressure on China forex regime

Sens. Lindsey Graham and Charles Schumer said Thursday they aren't satisfied with the baby step'' China has taken in freeing the value of its currency to market forces.

Business 07 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Aussie PM: Telstra behaviour ‘disgraceful’

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has described the behaviour of executives at the country's biggest phone company Telstra Corp Ltd as 'disgraceful', as relations soured ahead of the telco's planned full privatisation.

Business 22 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Are foreigners losing appetite for US investments?

WASHINGTON: The economy is able to chug along despite record-high trade deficits because foreigners are still willing to invest in the United States.

Business 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

GM earnings plummet in 2005, widening US auto industry woes

DETROIT: General Motors Corp. posted its largest annual loss in more than a decade, laying bare the problems the automaker is facing: rising labor costs, fierce competition from Asia and falling sales at home.