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  1. News - World

    Orders for US durable goods rose 4.2 percent in June, lifted by aircraft and business spending

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 08:32pm by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for US durable goods rose 4.2 percent in June, lifted by aircraft and business spending. ...

  2. US software firm denies claim it bribed bank officials to win business

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu FIS executive says lawsuit by Beijing IT consultancy is filled with untruths Fidelity Information Services (FIS), a US banking software supplier, has denied bribing officials at Bank of China (BOC) and China Construction Bank (CCB) to gain business. FIS this month filed a motion with a US district court in Florida to dismiss a suit lodged by Beijing information ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - World

    US orders for durable goods up 3.3 percent in April, helped by gain in business investment

    Posted May 24th 2013, 08:41pm by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — US orders for durable goods up 3.3 percent in April, helped by gain in business investment. ...

  5. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    American business attacks generous hand that feeds it

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... backwards," he said. Such complaints, echoed by corporate executives throughout President Barack Obama's first term, obscure one fact: American business has never had it so good. US firms' ... "We're in the curious position where businesses are net savers," said Paul Ashworth, chief US economist at Capital Economics. It is a problem "because businesses are too cautious", ...

  6. Fed's free-candy policy doesn't treat the disease

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The financial turmoil sparked by the subprime crisis in the US has claimed its biggest scalp yet- the 85-year-old Wall Street icon Bear Stearns. The news that Bear had been sold to Wall Street competitor JPMorgan Chase for a bargain basement price after a bailout from the US Federal Reserve sent markets around the region into free fall yesterday. The slump in markets came ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. One Media looks north for growth

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Magazine group plans to launch two new titles in mainland Listing candidate One Media Group is banking on revenue growth from its mainland magazine business by launching ... vice-president Alex Lau said. One Media will use 40 per cent of the proceeds for acquisitions and strategic alliances in its mainland magazine businesses, while $20 million will be used for marketing ...

  9. Rising Fed rates may rein in HK real estate

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Kong's housing recovery, as local banks raise short-term interest rates in line with a newly vigilant US central bank. Several US Federal Reserve officials last week voiced support for continued ... for Hong Kong interest rates in view of the growing US inflation problem. He now expects a three-quarter percentage point rise in the prime rate before a gradual reduction in rates in the middle ...




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