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Business 25 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Short-term jobs have higher risks

When the movie reviews recently surfaced in Madrid for I>Spider-Man 2/I>, the young superhero's mundane day job in a pizza joint was dismissively defined with Spain's harsh local slang for temporary work, 'contrato basura'.

Letters 11 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fears of hunger during the summer holidays

SEOUL: Summer vacation is approaching with fears of hunger, not joyful expectation, for hundreds of thousands of children in this country. This is because they will not be going to school, so they will not be served lunch.

Nation 08 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

ADB praise for anti-graft fight

Malaysia#8217;s fight against corruption is heading in the right direction under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, said Jak Jabes, the Asian Development Bank#8217;s (ADB) governance and regional co-operation director.

Business 30 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

OECD: China tops US in foreign direct investment

China has passed the United States as the recipient of the most foreign direct investment, luring US$53bil from developed countries in 2003, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Business 03 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia’s growth could be affected if prices stay above US$40

SUSTAINED crude oil prices of more than US$40 per barrel could hurt Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth by 1.2 percentage point next year, and cut it by another 1.7 percentage point the following year, a study has found.

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.

Business 12 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

News in brief

Business 11 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Misuse of corporate entities for illicit aims

MAICSA Perspective with Cheah Foo Seong

Business 16 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

US budget deficit threatens recovery, say IMF and OECD

The US government's budget deficit came under fire on Wednesday from two global institutions saying a plan to halve the record gap by 2009 may not be enough to stop long-term damage to the world economy.

Business 13 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

US economy seen slowing in H2

THE US economy will run out of steam by the second half this year, and that could result in slower economic growth globally, an investment bank said.