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Business 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Catfish farmers fight back

On the Hau River in southern Vietnam, catfish farmers are waging a trade war with the country#8217;s old foe, the United States.

Business 12 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asian steel giants await US response to WTO

Asian steel-producing giants Japan and South Korea kept their powder dry yesterday as they gave Washington a chance to avert a trade war over steel import tariffs ruled illegal by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Business 13 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bush may be leaning towards lifting steel tariffs

Under pressure from many of his top advisers to lift tariffs on steel imports, US President George W. Bush may be moving in that direction to avert a trade war with Europe, according to Republican sources and analysts.

Business 02 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Report: US to repeal steel tariffs this week

The Bush administration has decided to repeal its 20-month-old tariffs on imported steel to head off a trade war that would have included foreign retaliation against products from politically crucial US states, I>The Washington Post/Ireported.

Business 19 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Insurers: Pension plans vital

Today, we feature the CEOs in the life insurance industry. They are Alex Foong Soo Hah of Great Eastern Life Assurance (M) Bhd, Tan Beng Wah of Asia Life (M) Bhd, Khor Hock Seng of John Hancock Life Insurance (M) Bhd, and K.H. Chia of Hong Leong Assurance Bhd, who is also president of the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (Liam).

Business 26 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Competitors see hope in EC’s Microsoft ruling

Microsoft Corp's competitors see a glimmer of hope in the European Commission's ruling on Wednesday to change the way that new features are bundled into Windows, but analysts caution that such a fundamental shift may be far off or never happen at all.

Business 29 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Boeing chairman vows to take action on Airbus ‘subsidies’

The chairman of US aerospace giant Boeing Co vowed yesterday to take unspecified action on European government support for rival Airbus, but said it was in no one's interest to start a trade war.

Business 02 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

APEC trade ministers open two-day talks in South Korea

Pacific rim trade officials opened talks Thursday in South Korea, where they were expected to call for progress in World Trade Organization treaty negotiations and focus on liberalising market entry terms for services such as banking, telecommunications and transport.

Business 03 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

US and Chinese trade officials meet over textile dispute

The top Chinese and U.S. trade officials met Friday to narrow their differences on the latest dispute concerning a flood of Chinese textile exports into the American market.

Business 18 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

China’s wise currency move

China changed her exchange rate regime from one that is pegged to the US$ to a managed crawl on Jul 21. This week, i Capital will examine this important development in its usual objective manner.