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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.

Business 21 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Vietnam most successful in attracting investors

WHILE companies in developed markets buckle under the pressure of the global mortgage crisis and watch their margins suffer, some investors have begun shifting their focus towards the 'frontier markets' of Indochina.

Business 15 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Inflation rather than rate hike worries bond market

Bond market analysts do not expect Bank Negara to raise interest rates at its July 25 monetary policy meeting and see the lacklustre bond market as affected more by the topical issues of inflation and windfall tax.

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.

Business 25 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Bank Negara maintains OPR at 3.5%

Bank Negara Malaysia has decided to maintain the overnight policy rate (OPR) at 3.50%, as its priority is to avoid a fundamental downturn in economic activity.

Business 08 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

MARC sees CPI at 5.8% this year

Malaysian Rating Corporation Bhd (MARC) sees higher inflation ahead, fuelled by rising costs of food and fuel, and has raised its forecast for the average inflation rate of 5.8% for this year from the previous estimate of 5%.

Business 20 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

China's Sept. inflation 4.6 pct, 15-month low

SHANGHAI, China (AP) - China's statistical bureau says the country's inflation rate fell to 4.6 percent in September, its lowest level in 15 months.

Business 28 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Japan economic stimulus package seen ineffective

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese officials are finalizing details of an emergency economic stimulus package this week, stressing the need to bolster the country by helping citizens cope with high fuel and food prices.

Business 21 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

S’pore economy seen weak for several quarters

The city-state's economy, which fell into a recession in the third quarter, will see growth remaining weak for 'several quarters' though inflationary pressures will take time to ease, the country's trade minister said yesterday.

Nation 14 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Workers receive more in pay and bonuses this year

Company bosses paid out higher salaries and more bonuses to their workers this year compared to previous years.