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  1. Business - Economy

    Unexpected dip in US business activity

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Measure falls below 50 for first time since 2009, as consumer spending barely rises Unexpected dip in US business activity Business activity in the United States ... business barometer fell 49.7 from 53 last month. A reading below 50 indicates contraction. The median estimate of 57 economists surveyed by Bloomberg forecast the gauge would fall to 52.8. ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Japan’s Suzuki shuts down US car business

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 04:30pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan’s Suzuki said on Tuesday it would shut down its money-losing car business in the United States and file for bankruptcy, citing a strong yen and weak demand for its small cars in the US market. But American Suzuki Motor Corp (ASMC), which said it had debts of US$346 million, added that it would continue selling motorcycles, all-terrain ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Northeast US gets back to business after Hurricane Sandy

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 04:18pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Millions across the US Northeast stricken by massive storm Sandy will attempt to resume their normal lives on Wednesday as companies, markets and airports reopen ... and businesses remained without electricity across several states as trees toppled by fierce winds tore down power lines. Subway tracks and commuter tunnels under New York City, which carry several ...

  4. Business - Companies - INVESTMENT

    US fund manager sees huge business potential in Asia

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com US investment chief sees huge potential in the region despite the economic uncertainties facing the United States, Europe and China Time to expand into Asia, ... wealth funds and corporations. "There is significant business potential in Asia," Greenberg told the South China Morning Post last week when he was in town to host the opening ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why China is enslaving itself to the United States

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp A US poll named China the world's strongest economy. But without reforms its rise is an illusion Why is China enslaving itself to American consumers? Asked in the Pew [Research Centre] survey, "Which is the leading economic power, the US, China, Japan, or the European Union?", 41 per cent of American respondents said China is the world's ...

  6. Mega risks of doing business online with US companies

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Taken. But it's the long arm of US law that should concern Chinese citizens and expats. As of this moment, Dotcom's business is shuttered, his ability to finance a defence for himself ... on Megaupload's handful of garden-variety contacts with US companies. The lesson is clear: avoid dealing with American businesses. Even governments which are friendly with Washington have taken the hint. ...

  7. Business - Money

    ING sells HK Macau,Thailand insurance businesses to Richard Li for US$2.14 billion

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 02:00pm by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen ING Group said it has agreed to sell its Hong Kong, Macau and Thailand insurance businesses to Richard Li Tzar-kai’s Pacific Century Group for US$2.14 billion (HK$16.59 billion ...

  8. Business - Companies - SMARTPHONES

    BlackBerry chief punts on faithful

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... "We expect the new OS to be met with a lukewarm response at best and ultimately likely to fail," Some of RIM's earliest and most loyal customers have been US government agencies, ... he's determined to keep their business. RIM may need to sell more than 400,000 new phones in the government market if it wants to make an impact, said Sameet Kanade, an analyst in Toronto. ...

  9. Business - Money - TALKING POINTS

    US Elections and Financial Implications

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by HARTMUT ISSEL

    ... it will likely lead to a change in policy direction- and economic fate. Obama and his opponent, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, have different visions on the role of government in business and society. Polls indicate a tight race on November 6. So what's in store for the US under either candidate? Neither is likely to risk trade relations with China. US exports to China rose 13 per ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japanese exports to China drop 14.5pc in November

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Chinese demand sags in November amid row over islands while shipments to the US rise Japanese exports to China decline Japan's exports to the United ... dropped 14.5 per cent last month as demand for everything from cars to construction equipment contracted, while an improving US economy helped boost the flow of Japanese goods 5.3 per cent from ...




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