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Business 13 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

E&E industry – the golden goose of Malaysia

IT is not business as usual in the electrical and electronics (E&E) industry in Malaysia.

Business 14 Jul 2019 | 12:51 PM

China drafts plan to make it easier to do business

BEIJING: China has come up with measures to make it easier to do business in the world's second largest economy, from nurturing private enterprises to widening market access, as economic growth slows amid a protracted trade war with the United States.

Business 20 Jul 2019 | 3:08 PM

Rating agencies knew of stress at India's IL&FS, but gave good ratings

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Credit rating agencies for years assigned high ratings to India's Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) and its group companies despite its deteriorating financial health, according to a special audit conducted by Grant Thornton India.

Business 22 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Draghi prepares his legacy for Lagarde as ECB meets

FRANKFURT: Mario Draghi (pic) is entering the final three months of his European Central Bank presidency with a plan that will see his influence linger well after he’s replaced by Christine Lagarde.

Business 25 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Genting Malaysia share price continues to rise

PETALING JAYA: The steady rise in Genting Malaysia Bhd’s share price in recent weeks is linked to market speculation that its outdoor theme park will be opening its doors to visitors sooner than expected, analysts say.

Making Progress 25 Jul 2019 | 1:11 AM

Game of thrones a la Malaysia

As I write this column, I am travelling on a train from Paris to Amsterdam. One of the things I enjoy the most in my post-political life is being to travel freely without having to worry about a phone call with a complaint that a house has burnt down or there is a flood somewhere.

#Abidinideas 26 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Lessons from abroad

VISITING a new country brings a degree of caution: regardless of how much research you do beforehand, nothing really prepares you for the actual sounds, sights and smells that await, ready to overturn assumptions. It’s particularly disorienting if a youthful imagination has taken hold before arriving: when I first visited London as a child, I was expecting to see streets paved with gold, so taken was I by the story of Dick Whittington and his cat.

Business 26 Jul 2019 | 8:42 AM

Merging the best of both worlds

ONE of the main businesses concerns today is the issue of sustainability. For that, many companies attempt to lessen their carbon footprint while maintaining, or attempting to increase, productivity.

Business 27 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Guidelines on Adequate Procedures

ON Dec 10, 2018, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched the “Guidelines on Adequate Procedures”, which seek to provide further clarity on the soon-to-be-enforced Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act.

Business 27 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Europe’s privacy rules hurt small firms, not tech giants

THE European Commission is largely happy with the first year of its sweeping digital privacy rules. Evidence mounts, however, that the General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) hurts smaller firms and has no effect on tech giants, which are the least interested in preserving user privacy.