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Nation 22 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

PLI to be updated annually

THE poverty line index (PLI) will be updated annually in view of the changes in the spending habits of consumers affected by rising prices of consumer goods and inflation.

Nation 21 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Poverty line index to be updated annually

The poverty line index (PLI) will be updated annually instead of every five years in view of the changes in the spending habits of consumers affected by the rise in consumer goods prices and inflation.

Nation 15 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Getting the true picture on CPI

The Government is reviewing the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which has been criticised as not reflecting the true situation.

Nation 14 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Govt is reviewing CPI, says PM

The Government is reviewing the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which has been criticised as not reflecting the reality of existing economic conditions

AseanPlus News 29 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Woes that bind

Many Vietnamese have changed their lifestyles to cope with the almost daily increases in the cost of living.

Nation 22 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Consumer prices on the rise

The consumer price index (CPI) for May rose to a 22-month high of 3.8% year-on-year and economists expect the CPI for June to almost double.

Nation 20 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Milk price may be controlled

The Government is considering whether to include powdered milk for children on the list of price controlled items.

Nation 07 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Umno Youth: It’s time to cut toll rates

Umno Youth has urged the Government to initiate talks with highway concessionaires so that toll rates can be reduced, perhaps even abolished.

Nation 22 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Windfall tax to return?

The Government may reintroduce a windfall tax as a means to increase its revenue, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad.

Nation 14 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Call to redefine poverty

THE Economic Planning Unit (EPU) must revise the guidelines defining poverty and hardcore poverty to better reflect current realities, said a first-term backbencher.