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AseanPlus News 11 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

China keeping inflation in check

China's inflation rate rose at its slowest pace in nine months in November, kept in check by lower price rises for food and easing the pressure for further interest rate hikes, data showed yesterday.

Business 12 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

October CPI up 2.1% year-on-year

Malaysian prices rose at their fastest pace in two years in October because of higher costs of cigarettes, alcohol and gasoline.

Business 01 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Specialty and lifestyle stores making a mark

SPECIALITY and lifestyle retail stores are beginning to make a mark in the local retail scene, catering to varied lifestyle needs of Malaysians.

Nation 28 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Government to improve system

The Government will improve its public procurement system, which was a factor that caused Malaysia's slide in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI).

Nation 22 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Act on slip in graft rating, PM urged

The Prime Minister should take seriously the country's slip in the recent Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) rated by Transparency International, said Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang.

Nation 21 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Graft index ranks Malaysia among ‘cleanest’ in Asia

Malaysia's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) rated by Transparency International (TI) for this year has slipped 0.2 points, but is still among the top five in Asia.

Business 15 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

New Zealand inflation rises

New Zealand's inflation rate hit 2.5 percent in the year ended Sept. 30, fueled by rising house prices, new figures showed Friday.

Business 05 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Funds drawn to China Power IPO

Institutional investors have so far bid for two to three times the US$330mil in shares being sold by China Power International Development, a unit of the mainland's largest power generation group China Power Investment Corp (CPI Group), the I>Standard /I>said quoting sources.

Business 28 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

BOJ committed to 'quantitative easing'

Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui said yesterday that the central bank remains committed to its policy of #8220;quantitative easing#8221; until deflation ends.

Business 04 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Call for national code of business practice

The private sector should go beyond compliance with the existing statutory structure to adopt a greater level of transparency and accountability in business transactions, said Transparency International Malaysia president Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim.