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Analyst Reports 25 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

DFTZ – boom or bane for our local SMEs?

I NEVER got to know my grandfather. All I know about him was from stories told by my dad. During the fight between the Communist Party and Kuomintang (KMT) from 1927-1949, many Chinese migrated to South-East Asia in search of a new life.

Business 03 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

New code to clean up India’s debt mess

NEW DELHI: A long-awaited Indian bankruptcy code may soon win parliamentary approval, but struggling creditors – above all state banks trying to recover US$100bil in bad loans – shouldn’t start celebrating just yet.

Economy 02 May 2016 | 5:00 AM

New bankruptcy code may take years to clean up India's debt mess

New Delhi: A long-awaited Indian bankruptcy code may soon win parliamentary approval, but struggling creditors – above all state banks trying to recover US$100 billion in bad loans – shouldn't start celebrating just yet.

Economy 12 Mar 2016 | 11:10 AM

China's labour law under fire as restructuring threatens jobs

BEIJING: China's labour protections are coming under fire from high places as economic restructuring pits officials concerned about social stability against a lobby arguing inflexible policies are stifling job creation and suppressing wages.

Business 14 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

China's Third Plenum reforms are well received

But, the new deal flashes danger signals. Overall, the reform package is robust and substantive. It’s the most ambitious attempt at reform in two decades.

Economy 05 Mar 2014 | 10:44 AM

Highlights: Details from China's policy documents

BEIJING: The following are comments from the policy reports delivered by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the finance ministry and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's top economic planner, at the country's annual parliament session.

Business 09 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Tackling income inequality in Malaysia

CHANDRASEKARAN Ramaiah fell into hardship when he suffered a stroke some years ago. Now partially recovered, he runs a food kiosk in Melaka after having secured help under the Azam Tani programme.

Business 16 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

The importance of being moderate

THE 19th century playwright and wit, Oscar Wilde, who wrote the successful play, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, made his name by playing with words in contradiction and double meaning.

Business 31 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bankers at Davos told more regulation on the way

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP): Regulators from the world's major developed countries have told bankers far and wide in Davos that greater regulation is on the way, a defensive move aimed at avoiding a repeat of last year's financial meltdown that dragged most of the world into recession.

Business 15 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

China and the global economy

Andrew Sheng feels that the issues surrounding the Greek crisis andthe Chinese renminbi deserve a more objective evaluation.