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Business 24 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM


Compiled by THEAN LEE CHENG.

Business 25 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

Living through your midlife

MANY times our wake-up call comes at midlife in the form of a meltdown. It is at midlife that we are brought to a situation where we need to change our behaviour, attitude, beliefs or even lifestyle.

Business 19 May 2012 | 12:00 AM



Business 23 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Are you really in control of your credit card?

CREDIT cards have become an essential part of our lives. They give us a sense of security and convenience. We use them as often as possible and some people even use them instead of cash. Truth is, we can’t leave home without them.

Business 26 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Can financial education help a person to make better decisions?

“WELL-INFORMED, well-educated consumers can create economic ripples” according to Jeanne M. Hogarth of the US Federal Reserve Board in her paper, Financial Education and Economic Development presented at the 2006 Financial Literacy International Conference.

Business 14 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM


Compiled by THEAN LEE CHENG.

Business 21 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

New initiatives to save for old age

MALAYSIANS may soon have two initiatives that will heighten their opportunities to make and save more money for retirement and old age – the new minimum retirement age for private sector employees at 60 years old and a Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) is expected in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Business 16 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

Rising revenues to shrink US deficit rapidly through 2015

WASHINGTON: The US deficit is shrinking considerably more quickly than previously thought, the congressional budget office said in a report that could sap congress’ sense of urgency to find further budget savings.

Business 09 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Wall St ends best week of year as aid for Spain's banks seen near

NEW YORK: Spain blinked. And Wall Street jumped. The U.S. stock market ended Friday's session with its best weekly gains of the year in a rally late in the day after sources told Reuters that Spain was expected to ask the euro zone on Saturday for money to bail out its troubled banks.

Business 04 Oct 2013 | 6:56 AM

Little-known Hollywood investor to score with Twitter IPO

LOS ANGELES/ SAN FRANCISCO: When Twitter goes public in coming weeks, one of the biggest winners will be a 47-year-old financier who guards his secrecy so zealously that he employs a person to take down his Wikipedia entry and scrub his picture from the Internet.