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Business 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Favourable OECD report boosts Aussie to 3-year high

The Australian dollar powered through 61 US cents to a three-year high yesterday after the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) praised Canberra for its sound management that made Australia one of the world#039;s best performing economies.

Nation 06 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Delegates: Political will lacking

The lack of political will to eradicate corruption remains a major stumbling block to development in the region, delegates at the Fourth Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Asian and Pacific Countries concluded.

Business 12 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bright prospects for local ports

Today's CEO Outlook series features the country's four major port operators. They are Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam of Westport Malaysia, Basheer Hassan Abdul Kader of Northport (M) Bhd, Datuk Mohd Sidik Shaik Osman of Pelabuhan Tanjong Pelepas, and Datuk Ahmad Ibnihajar of Penang Port Sdn Bhd.

Letters 02 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Making global governance more democratic

A new initiative has been launched by the Finland and Tanzanian governments to promote changes in global governance and a better partnership between the North and the South.

Business 11 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Misuse of corporate entities for illicit aims

MAICSA Perspective with Cheah Foo Seong

Letters 24 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

‘Harmonious’ but differences remain

Last week, the World Trade Organisation held its latest General Council meeting, with many officials and diplomats expressing optimism that this phase of the talks can meet its new July deadline. It will however be an uphill battle, since many differences remain among governments on key subjects.

Lifestyle 02 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Preparing for old age

Working folk all over the world worry about having enough for a decent lifestyle after retirement. LOH FOON FONG looks at private pension schemes as supplements.

Lifestyle 03 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Climate change policy needed

Padi fields, dumpsites, cement plants, livestock and vehicles are among the myriad sources of greenhouse gases which cause climate change. As an industry-intensive developing country, what is Malaysia doing to cut down its emission of such gases?

Business 06 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Concern over profits of airlines in longer term

TURBULENCE is forecast for the profits of the airline sector despite higher passenger numbers as rising costs from higher fuel prices are matched against the pressure of lower air fares with the swarm of new budget carriers taking off all around Asia.

AseanPlus News 08 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

South Korea, Japan shine in education poll

Two Asian countries made it to the top five places of a survey measuring teenagers' educational skills in which Finland retained its the number one spot.