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Business 04 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Marketing company sells clients Facebook friends

SAN FRANCISCO: On Facebook, most people make friends the old-fashioned way - by sending a request to be added to someone's posse of pals. Now, an Australian marketing company hopes to save you time and energy by simply buying you a few thousand buddies.

Business 02 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

WikiLeaks website kicked out of's servers(update)

NEW YORK: Inc. forced WikiLeaks to stop using the U.S. company's computers to distribute embarrassing State Department communications and other documents, WikiLeaks said Wednesday.

Business 13 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

Suzuki to sever ties with VW

TOKYO: Suzuki Motor wants to end its two-year-old alliance with Volkswagen (VW) after the German carmaker accused it of violating their partnership pact by agreeing to a diesel engine deal with Italy's Fiat.

Business 01 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

MPCorp ordered to pay RM113mil

PETALING JAYA: Property developer Malaysia Pacific Corp Bhd (MPCorp) and its unit Oriental Pearl City Properties Sdn Bhd have been ordered by the Kuala Lumpur High Court to pay some RM113mil to AmanahRaya Development Sdn Bhd (ADSB) which had brought a suit against the former.

Banking 06 Jun 2014 | 11:43 AM

Obama deflects French pressure to intervene in BNP dispute

NEW YORK/PARIS: President Barack Obama dismissed on Thursday any prospect that he might intervene to help BNP Paribas bank, which risks losing one of its most senior executives over US allegations of sanctions busting.

Business 23 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Whatever Britons decide, bet on gold’s volatility to profit

SINGAPORE: Societe Generale SA has come up with a way for investors to profit from the UK’s referendum on whether to remain in the European Union (EU) whatever the outcome: bet on a jump in gold volatility.

Business 22 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

O’Reilly’s loss is Sky’s gain as shares reach highest in a month

AS Bill O’Reilly’s stock fell this month, shares in Sky Plc were rising.

Corporate News 14 Nov 2017 | 12:58 AM

Asia stocks muted as China data disappoints(Update)

SYDNEY: Asian stocks wobbled on Tuesday as investors awaited developments in U.S. tax reform efforts, while contemplating if a marked flattening in the U.S. yield curve might ultimately be a harbinger of an economic slowdown there.

Business 02 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Power company files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK: A power generator that pleaded for the Trump administration’s help in bailing out struggling coal and nuclear plants has filed for bankruptcy.