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Nation 14 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ong: Plug abuse in registration

All states have been given three months from Thursday to clear their low-cost housing register and device ways to plug abuse in the registration system.

Nation 02 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Concern over food price rise

Compiled by K.S. USHA DEVI (April 26 - May 1)

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.

Letters 25 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Incidence of poverty a hard problem to tackle

STUDENTS learning the economic geography of Malaysia should be very familiar with the phrase 'eradication of poverty'. That was one of the three objectives of the New Economic Policy (NEP), which had been drafted in 1970 and continued to be the standard policy for economic development until 1990. The New Development Policy (NDP) replaced the NEP in 1991.

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.

Business 24 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

China to lift ceiling on lending rates

B>BEIJING:/BChina plans to remove ceilings on bank lending rates to help curb investment and make interest rates more market-driven, state media said yesterday, quoting a senior central bank official.

Business 22 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

China dashes hopes for currency revaluation

Higher consumer prices and a growing trade deficit have eased upward pressure on China's yuan currency, the government said Thursday, citing an unnamed official who ruled out any near-term revaluation of the currency.

Business 21 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Singapore’s MAS sees inflation rising

Singapore's central bank said yesterday the robust pace of economic expansion enjoyed by the trade reliant city-state over the past nine months is expected to slow down in the coming quarters while inflation will pick up.

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 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.