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Business 13 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

China May inflation falls to 7.7%

China's annual inflation fell in May to 7.7%, bucking a global trend, as a year-long surge in food prices ebbed and producers held back from passing on sharply higher energy and raw material costs.

AseanPlus News 29 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Virus that can heal patients

News in brief.

Business 20 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

News in brief

News briefs on: Sime UEP, Puncak Niaga, Symphony House, Heitech, Hytex, Jerneh, IJM Corp, Paccific Mutual and Magnum 4D.

Business 21 May 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

BoJ: No plans to alter credit policy

B>TOKYO:/BBank of Japan governor Toshihiko Fukui said yesterday the central bank is not even discussing at this point altering its current credit policy framework.

Business 06 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Aussie dollar to boost country’s 2004 growth

The surging Australian dollar has lifted the growth outlook for the country's economy this year, but the gains could dampen economic prospects for 2005, private forecaster Access Economics said yesterday.

Letters 25 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

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 Premium

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.

Nation 14 May 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

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 Premium

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 Premium

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.