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Budget measures seen as boosting property sales

PETALING JAYA: Several measures from Budget 2018 are expected to boost the property sector, which has seen slow sales in the last few years.

Royal boost for Berjaya Assets

THE increased presence of Johor royalty in Berjaya Assets Bhd (BAssets) seems to have enhanced the appeal of the company’s stock to some investors.

How fair is our food? Big companies take reins on sourcing schemes

LONDON: From cocoa to tea, food and drink giants are setting their own standards for ethical sourcing of raw materials, moving away from third-party labels such as Fairtrade.

How we are faring 20 years after the financial crisis

In the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997/98, Caely Lee (not her real name) and her family went from a life of comfort and security to one plagued with hardships and anxiety for the next 10 years.

China tightens rules for online news providers

Beijing: China has issued new internet regulations increasing Communist party control over online news providers, the latest step in the country’s push to tighten its policing of the Web.

Keeping our faces to the sunshine

WHEN Pemandu started work on the National Transformation Programme (NTP) in 2009, we had two general sentiments beating down our front door – measured optimism and pure cynicism.

May to seek hard Brexit by leaving EU market

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Theresa May will signal plans for a “hard Brexit” by saying she’s willing to quit the European Union’s (EU) single market for goods and services to regain control of Britain’s borders and laws, the Sunday Times reported.

Facebook and Twitter's real sin goes beyond spreading fake news

SOCIAL media companies are taking heat for influencing the outcomes of the U.S. presidential election and Brexit referendum by allowing fake news, misinformation campaigns and hate speech to spread.

Safe meets sexy: American Apparel bid spices up Canadian brand

MONTREAL: Gildan Activewear Inc is spicing up its image with a bid for American Apparel Inc, the racy and embattled purveyor of jerseys and tights. If the tie-up succeeds, they’d be fashion’s new odd couple.

Starting a national conversation

LAST month I raised the analogy of national stability as a three-legged stool – the economic, political and social. Those who are focused on the economics – mostly businessmen and economists – concentrate on raising GDP numbers. But politics is all about trade-offs between different demands from different quarters. Politics involves the power to tackle social demands on imbalances, inequalities and on how the country should be run.