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World 04 Dec 2015 | 10:34 PM

Denmark's 'No' holds a lesson for Cameron - Beware complacency

LONDON (Reuters) - If there is a lesson for Prime Minister David Cameron from Denmark's 'No' vote, it may be that complacency could allow Britain to drop out of the European Union when voters decide on membership in a referendum likely next year.

Business 18 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian banks fight for deposits with rates as high as 4.5%

PETALING JAYA: Banks are chasing after cheap deposits to balance out the loan-deposit ratio (LDR), with some offering fixed deposit rates as high as 4.5% per annum for a 12-month tenure on a promotional basis.

World 14 Nov 2015 | 12:25 AM

France faces mounting pressure to loosen labour laws

PARIS (Reuters) - Pressure is mounting on the French government to reform strict labour laws as evidence suggests they are deterring companies from hiring full-time staff and could act as a brake on the country's sluggish economic recovery.

Business 10 Nov 2015 | 7:15 AM

Fitch says Asean banks enter tough environment from strong position

SINGAPORE: A tougher operating environment amid sluggish economic growth, depreciating currencies and softer commodity prices will continue to challenge banks in many parts of the ASEAN region, says Fitch Ratings.

Business 21 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

Budget 2016: A sustainable future for all

IT has been a challenging year for Malaysia, with the depreciation of the ringgit, decline in oil prices, rising costs and weak market sentiment plaguing the overall Malaysian economy.

AseanPlus News 09 Oct 2015 | 4:42 PM

Indonesia loses up to US$9 billion from timber clearing: Anti-graft body

JAKARTA - Unreported forest clearing cost Indonesia up to US$9 billion (S$13 billion) between 2003 and 2014 in lost timber royalties - about three times the royalties it actually received, an investigation by the country's main anti-graft agency showed on Friday (Oct 9).

Business 25 Sep 2015 | 1:29 PM

Japan consumer prices fall in blow for Tokyo’s deflation war

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s faltering bid to conquer years of deflation received a fresh blow on Friday as official data showed consumer prices fell for the first time in more than two years.

World 21 Sep 2015 | 11:25 AM

Mexico leftist party to consider tie-ups to challenge Pena Nieto

(Reuters) - Mexican's main leftist opposition party on Sunday agreed to consider political tie-ups with conservative rivals as it gears up to take on President Enrique Pena Nieto´s Institutional Revolutionary Party in state elections due next year.

People 14 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Hedge and diversify

PKT’s Michael Tio tells JOY LEE businesses must be creative in the current economic climate by hedging against the dollar, localising products and diversifying their target markets.

Advertising & Media 12 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Leo Burnett spreading wings

AFTER carving a significant presence in the Malaysian advertising market, Leo Burnett Malaysia is looking to expand its work in Asean and Europe to meet the growing needs of its international clients for creative and effective campaigns.