Business

Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

DETROIT (AP) - Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches...

Asian markets edge up as investor sentiment calms

TOKYO (AFP) - Asian stock markets mostly edged up in thin holiday trade yesterday, with Tokyo’s benchmark index surging nearly two per cent as...

Malaysian inflation to remain at 2.5pc

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - RAM Rating Services Bhd (RAM Ratings) forecasts Malaysia’s headline inflation to remain at 2.5 per cent this year - the...

Japan logs trade deficit in January, as imports jump 8pc

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s trade sector started out the year on a strong note though it slipped into deficit for the first time in...

Q&A: Ken Chenault, former CEO of AmEx

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenneth Chenault was chief executive officer and chairman of American Express (AmEx) until January 31. He had a 37-year career...

EU single currency reform won’t be ‘perfect’: Moscovici

PARIS (AFP) - EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Sunday he does not expect a "perfect" accord on reforming the single currency at...

S Korea’s Moon urges ‘stern’ response to new US tariffs

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in called yesterday for a "stern" response to new US tariffs on the South’s exports as concern...

Singapore to continue help companies in economic transformation

SINGAPORE (Xinhua) - Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said Sunday that the government would continue to help companies and trade unions in...

China the biggest trade partner for all Australian states

CANBERRA (Xinhua) - China remains the largest trading partner for all six Australian states, a report said yesterday. The ‘Australia’s Trade by State and Territory...

Siemens plans to float Healthineers in first half of 2018

FRANKFURT AM MAIN (AFP) - Industrial giant Siemens yesterday said it plans to list its Healthineers medical unit in the first half of 2018,...

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