Articles by Dirk Beveridge



Pension Funds Prop Up Korean Stocks

  • 16 March 04
  • The Associated Press
Stocks posted modest gains Monday in a market propped up -- at least for now -- by public pension funds that have been buying and are ready to buy more to cushion any shocks from President Roh Moo-hyun's impeachment.

World Bank Ridicules Rich Nations on Arms

  • 24 September 03
  • The Associated Press
The World Bank opened its annual meeting Tuesday with a blistering attack on rich countries for spending hundreds of billions more on their militaries and their farmers than they do on helping the poor.

Bill Delay May Sink Hong Kong Leader

  • 08 July 03
  • The Associated Press
Hong Kong's leader agreed early Monday to delay an anti-subversion bill that drew a half-million protesters into the streets and threw his government into its biggest crisis since the former British colony was returned to China.

Korea Tops ASEAN Agenda

  • 19 June 03
  • The Associated Press
Asia-Pacific foreign ministers urged a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear crisis on Wednesday, but the North accused Washington of warmongering and threatened to build up its ""nuclear deterrent.""

Bali Blast Still Rocking Asian Tourism

  • 05 November 02
  • The Associated Press
A tropical beach with nobody on it may be the stuff of travelers' dreams, but it's a nightmare for many Asian nations after the Bali bombings stirred fears of more terrorist attacks in paradise.

Musharraf Pins Hopes on Putin

  • 03 June 02
  • The Associated Press
President Vladimir Putin hopes a summit opening Monday in Almaty, Kazakhstan, could coax India and Pakistan off of their war footing.

APEC Leaders Back New WTO Talks

  • 22 October 01
  • The Associated Press
The terrorism crisis largely obscured APEC's main business of trade, but leaders called Sunday for a new round of WTO talks that seem even more important as the fallout from the attacks on America hits economies hard.

Bid Upstages Telecoms Merger

World Bank Pursues Greater Poor-Country Input

Asian Telecoms Pursue Merger

Asia Bounces Back But Troubles Persist

APEC: Ban Food Export Subsidies

Aftershocks Jolt World Markets

U.S. Stock Rebound Spreads to World Markets

U.S., European Stocks Rally After Asia Sinks

BT Restructures Offer on MCI

British Airways Loses Millions Due to Strike

Flight Attendant Strike Grounds British Airways

Workers Call in Sick As Air Strike Nears

News Of BA Profit Jump Offset by Labor Dispute

Lockheed Martin, Intersputnik Join in Satellite Telecom Deal

Report: Fire Shows Risk To Safety In Chunnel

U.K. Business Leaders Brace for Shift to Left

British, U.S. Telecom Titans to Merge

Eurotunnel Not Out of Dark Yet

Lloyd's Investors Accept Plan

Lloyd's Appeals Restructuring Ruling

London's Luster Dimmed by Scandals

Oil Hits Target Price No Thanks to OPEC

Di Could Keep Charles Waiting for 2 Years