NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock markets around the world rose on Wednesday after United States Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke signaled that the US central bank's stimulus programme would remain intact.
PARIS (AFP) - French bank Societe Generale said on Wednesday that it had sacked the head of its Russian unit Rosbank, who was arrested last week in Moscow for accepting a US$1.5 million (S$1.9 million) bribe.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged the risks of the Fed's low interest-rate policy on Wednesday but warned that tightening policy now could stall the US recovery.
LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - A slide in sugar prices driven by excess supplies may be given fresh impetus soon, with China, one of the world's top importers, likely to cut back on purchases after a sharp jump in stocks.
THE GROWTH of the Iskandar development region will not pose a threat to Singapore's manufacturing sector.