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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.

Business 28 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Japan prices rise in Oct. for first time in five years

A key indicator of Japanese prices rose in October for the first time in more than five years, the government said Friday, but experts warn that the country has yet to fully overcome its headache of deflation that has been stunting the nation's recovery.

Business 13 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

CPI rises 1.2% led by transport, medical and food

INCREASES in food, gross rent, fuel and power, and transport and communication pushed the consumer price index (CPI) 1.2% higher to 104.3 for the January-October period.

Nation 08 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia records improvement in transparency

Malaysia has recorded an improvement in the latest results of the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2003 (CPI), scoring 5.2 points out of 10 compared to 4.8 points three years ago.

Letters 28 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Criminals in politics, Tripathi the archetype

Amarmani Tripathi, the Uttar Pradesh MLA (member of legislative assembly), arrested for the murder of young, single, poet Madhumita Shukla after DNA tests proved that he was the father of her unborn child, is a perfect example of the current levels of criminality in Indian politics.

Business 14 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

July CPI up 1% year-on-year

THE consumer price index (CPI) for July rose by 1% to 104.4 from 103.4 year-on-year and by 0.2% from the month before.

Business 18 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street surge lifts Asian markets

STOCK markets in Asia got a lift yesterday from the strong gains seen overnight on Wall Street after an economic report showed strength was returning to the US economy.

Business 22 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rate cut to spur consumption

BANK Negara yesterday cut the three-month intervention rate by 50 basis points (0.5%) to 4.5% to spur domestic consumption.

Business 17 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

CPI for January to March 2003 up 1.4%

THE Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January to March 2003 increased by 1.4% to 104.1 compared with 102.7 in the same period last year, the Department of Statistics said yesterday.

Business 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Week of gains as war goes on

Stocks rallied strongly on Friday, lifting the blue-chip Dow to its best week in more than 20 years as investors found hope for a swift end to the Iraq war in a firestorm of missiles and bombs raining on Baghdad.