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Business 11 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

MARC: GST more efficient than sales tax

KUALA LUMPUR: The goods and services tax (GST) will be more efficient and cause less economic distortions than the sales tax it will replace, said an economist.

Business 19 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

The money market alternative for investors

The money market offers 'shelter' in the current volatile environment, says Yvonne Phe Kheng Peng, of AmInvestment Bank Group.

Business 19 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

FM 2: Ringgit not strong enough for peg review

THE ringgit, which is fixed against the US dollar, hasn#039;t fallen enough versus other currencies in Asia to warrant changing the pegged exchange rate, Second Finance Minister Datuk Nor Mohamed Yakcop said in an interview.

Letters 18 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Working out a decent pension

On Jan 29, Cuepacs rejected the new retirement fund proposed by the Government, which said it would be more financially sustainable. What are the factors that make a pension plan sustainable?

Business 25 May 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

TNB will talk to IPPs on capacity payments

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) got the tariff hike it was asking for but not the quantum, and the company is now looking at negotiations with independent power producers (IPPs) to cap its capacity payments as a further boost to the utility company's cashflow and profit.

Business 19 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mier: 5.7% growth for 2005

Malaysia's economy is expected to grow 5.7%B/B>this year, down from an estimated 7.2% last year, the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) said.

Business 20 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Malaysia has right approach in economic development

Malaysia has the right approach to sustainable economic development by adopting growth with equity, economics Noble Prize winner Dr Joseph E. Stiglitz said.

Business 20 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mahathir: Time to review ringgit peg

Malaysia's currency peg, which has been in place for more than six years, should be reviewed as the weak US dollar has caused the ringgit to depreciate against major currencies, says former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Business 31 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Japan's central bank keeps monetary policy unchanged

TOKYO: Japan's central bank kept its easy monetary policy unchanged Monday despite multiple signs of economic recovery that have fanned speculation that the Bank of Japan will soon change its strategy.

Business 19 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

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