You have searched for "debate"
Showing 2441-2450 of 2528
THE spectre of inflation is again haunting the economy. Malaysia's consumer inflation has risen to a six-year high of 3.1% in May, up from a benign 1% a year ago. The anxiety is also reflected in the MIER Consumer Sentiment Index (CSI), with about 80% of the households surveyed expecting further rise in future inflation.
The economy in Malaysia may slow slightly in the second half of the year, but there are sectors that will continue to do well, or even excite. This is the view of fund managers at the roundtable discussion on theeconomy and stock market hosted by StarBiz.
Samsung Malaysia plans to aggressively promote digital convergence devices among Malaysian consumers in view of the growing demand for such devices in the exciting digital economy. Managing director Won Jong Duk sees that although a relative newcomer, Samsung has become a household name in Malaysia.
The new leader of a junior governing coalition party said Friday he would only support the 30 billion Australian dollar (US$23 billion; euro19.06 billion) sell-off of the government's stake in Australia's former telecom monopoly if services for rural areas are improved.
Barely a week after several bank chief executives came out strongly to allay fears that they were not pulling the plug on share margin financing, Hong Leong Bank Bhd has come under fire for continuing to maintain a very long list of so-called 'non-marginable'' stocks.
THE government will wait for the results of a consultative forum before allowing an increase in electricity tariffs, said Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik.
THE Government's recent proposal to allow foreign workers, currently restricted to sectors such as palm oil plantations, construction, restaurants and domestic help, to work on farms and in small- and medium-scale industries, has contributed further to the controversial debate over the large presence of migrant workers in the country.