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Millions 'unfriend' Facebook in largest markets

Millions 'unfriend' Facebook in largest markets

Facebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests, as alternative social networks draw the attention of those seeking fresh online playgrounds. As Facebook prepares to update investors on its performance in the first three months of the year, with analysts forecasting a revenue rise of 36 per cent from last year, studies suggest that its expansion in the United States, Britain and other major European countries has peaked.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013, 2:42am

Beijing has the power to soften the next crash

For several years, analysts have been warning that the US economy might implode because of a widening trade deficit and Americans spending more than they earn. But a reversal of fortune has not materialised, with the world's largest economy continuing to hum along.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Five key steps to surviving a crisis

Remember not to panic in the face of adversity

I began this column many months ago by noting that I am an optimist, which must not be confused with 'happy'. If you have ever seen me on a Monday morning before my first cup of coffee, you will understand the difference.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Dangers of boom and bust now in focus

Just three years ago, a downward spiral in the mainland's stock exchanges caused widespread public discontent and became the subject of intense debate among delegates attending the annual session of the national legislature at Beijing's Great Hall of the People.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Strong rebound predicted but medium term uncertain

The recession-hit city-state can expect a strong rebound in growth this year but faces an uncertain medium-term future as its services sector continues to lag, according to one of Singapore's most respected forecasting units.

26 Jan 2002 - 12:00am