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Redefining service concepts and ideas

SERVICES have long been part of the world economy. In the most advanced service economies such as Japan, services create up to three-quarters of the wealth and more than 80% of employment.

Looking ahead

Moving forward, what can be done so that the days ahead can promise more security for all These and much more were discussed at the recent EPF-The Star Roundtable organised in conjunction with EPF’s International Social Security 2018 conference themed, “A Better Tomorrow” held earlier this month.

ValueCAP unit inks deal to promote sustainable investing

PETALING JAYA: VCAP Asset Managers Sdn Bhd (VCAM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ValueCAP Sdn Bhd (ValueCAP), has become a signatory of the Malaysian Code for Institutional Investors (MCII), to promote sustainable and responsible investing.

Genting S’pore likely to win gaming licence in Japan

PETALING JAYA: Genting Singapore stands a good chance of winning a gaming licence in Japan following the legalisation of casino gambling in the country last week, says Maybank Kim Eng Research.

Don: Politicians should not be appointed as GLC directors

KUALA LUMPUR: Politicians should not be directors of government-linked companies (GLCs), said political analyst Professor Edmund Terence Gomez.

Malaysia must brace for short-term pain

However fund managers say new Pakatan govt will bring about long-term gain for the markets

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Howard Schultz to step down as Starbucks chairman

Former CEO to write book on coffee chain’s social-impact work; Myron Ullman to become next chairman

Order or disorder under heaven

AT a time when the world is wondering how to make sense of sharp swings in foreign policy, the two Koreas’ historic rapprochement must mean a great sense of relief for anyone who cares about peace.

Why are we blind to inequality?

Think Asian by Andrew Sheng
THE concept that human beings should be equal is very old. It was the fight against injustice and inequality between the French royalty and the citizens that drove the 18th century intellectual Jean-Jacques Rousseau to write “Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.”

FGV gets RSPO certification for eight mill complexes

PETALING JAYA: Felda Global Ventures Bhd (FGV) is expected to earn premiums for its certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) products from the first quarter of 2018, following the Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification for its eight mill complexes at the end of last year.