The death toll from tropical storm Mirinae rose to 99 in Vietnam yesterday and authorities estimated damage from the storm at $60 million. In the hardest hit province, Phu Yen, three districts, home to 300,000 people, remain inundated, as are villages in the central province of Bin Dinh, above. About..read more
GLOBAL stockmarkets have surged after the world's biggest economy posted its first quarter of growth in a year, raising hopes that the worst US recession in 70 years is nearing an end.
TOYOTA, the world's second biggest car maker, is bracing itself for its first operating loss in 70 years because of plunging sales globally and a surging yen.
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THE Australian dollar mounted a recovery yesterday as a surge in investor confidence triggered record gains against the yen.