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No inflation respite for Asia despite price drops

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Anyone hoping that recent falls in commodity prices would provide a boost to powerhouse Asian economies and help lift the developed world out of recessionary danger will be disappointed. The region's focus remains firmly on inflation.

Youths now are into billions, Benz, brains, body and bungalow

KUALA LUMPUR: The five 'Cs' - cash, condominium, car, credit card, country club - are old hat. Malaysian youth today are all about the five 'Bs' - billions, Benz, brains, body and bungalow in a partner.

Animal Welfare Council set up to prevent pet abuse

KUALA LUMPUR: The Animal Welfare Council has been set up by the Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Ministry to work with NGOs to prevent pet abuse, deputy minister Chua Tee Yong said.

A dog’s life

In conjunction with World Animal Day tomorrow, CHIN MUI YOON looks at the rising incidence of animal abuse in the country, and the need to stem the tide.

1AZAM benefits low-income families in Sabah and Sarawak

KUALA LUMPUR: The Govern­ment through its Low-Income Households NKRA has benefited the poor since its introduction under the GTP last year.

Sarkozy election hopes brighter after rival's exit

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy's uncertain reelection prospects gained a small boost on Monday after popular former environment minister Jean-Louis Borloo, a centrist, said he would not run for president next April.

Sarkozy election hopes brighter after rival's exit

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy's uncertain reelection prospects gained a small boost on Monday after popular former environment minister Jean-Louis Borloo, a centrist, said he would not run for president next April.

Company hopes to touch people’s lives positively using alternative medicine

TRUMER International Berhad, a company committed to providing healthcare services, is hoping to touch lives through what it has to offer.

Peru region scraps protest against Southern Copper

LIMA (Reuters) - Authorities in Peru's Tacna region called off plans for a mass protest against Southern Copper on Sunday, saying they would enter talks with the miner and Peru's central government to solve a thorny water dispute.

NAFAS to expand fertiliser plant

SINTOK, Oct 3 (Bernama) The National Farmers Association (NAFAS) plans to implement the second phase of the expansion of its fertiliser plant,Petronas Fertiliser Kedah (PFK) in Gurun, to meet increasing demand.