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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.

Letters 21 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Debate over teenage abortion sparks furore

DOWN UNDER BY JEFFREY FRANCIS

Business 13 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Temasek to raise exposure to Asia

Temasek Holdings, the investment arm of the Singapore government, plans to reduce its operating asset exposure at home to just one third over the next decade, while steadily increasing its exposure to Asia and other developed economies.

Business 04 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Human capital vital to economic growth

TODAY'S workplace, with its focus on managerial skills and technological innovation, imposes higher educational demands on the labour force of developing nations, including Malaysia.

Education 19 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

UM honours its dons

For the first time in its history, Universiti Malaya awarded 12 of its former academics the coveted Emeritus Professor award #8211; an honour bestowed on academics who have retired as professors and have served the university for at least seven years and who have made outstanding contributions to the nation and university.

Letters 05 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Saving a burdened town

From The Korea Herald

Business 26 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hoarding cause of high oil prices

THE current spike in oil prices is due to hoarding by India and China and this has created a shortage in the market, a senior energy market specialist said, writes The Star's Johan Fernandez from New York.

Business 08 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Poll shows fastest industrial output in five months

Malaysian industrial output probably grew at the quickest pace in five months in the year through June, a Reuters poll showed, as production kept pace with booming electronics exports.

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.

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.