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AseanPlus News 16 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Surge of support for Sonia as PM

Sonia Gandhi looked certain yesterday to become the next Indian prime minister following a surge of support for her from her Congress party and its key allies.

Nation 26 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Consumers concerned over increase in cost of provisions

Prices of many essential foodstuff have gone up gradually over the last few months, causing concern among consumers that the cost of living may shoot up if the authorities do not act to stop the trend.

Nation 25 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

MEF against increasing contributors’ salary ceiling

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) disagrees with Socso's plan to increase the salary ceiling for contributors, saying there is no basis for doing so.

Nation 25 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Focus on transparency and integrity, says Lam Thye

Transparency and integrity need to be focussed on to achieve the core objectives of the National Integrity Plan (NIP), the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation said.

Business 20 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Global commodity prices go up but inflation kept in check

Rising prices of steel and such commodities as crude oil and edible oils globally have resulted in higher raw materials cost to manufacturers.

Business 20 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fitch raises forecast for global growth

Fitch Ratings has raised its forecast for global economic growth this year to 3.6% from 2.8%, but has cut its projection for euro area growth to 1.6% from 1.8%.

Business 08 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

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Business 02 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

South Korea unveils record trade data, prices a worry

Booming sales to China and rising capital investment drove South Korea's exports and imports to record highs in March, the government said yesterday, but separate data showed inflation remained a worry for the economy.

Business 18 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

News in brief

Business 29 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

More evidence of Japan recovery in latest data

Japanese consumer prices rose for the first time in 51/2 years in October and industrial production went up for a second month, bolstering optimism that a recovery in the country's deflation-plagued economy is taking root.