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Business 04 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Reactor restarts, but Japan's energy policy in flux

TOKYO: Buffeted by industry worries about high electricity costs on one side and public safety fears about nuclear power on the other, Japan's leaders are still struggling to craft a coherent energy policy more than a year after the Fukushima disaster.

World 02 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Italy union ready for general strike against spending cuts

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's second biggest labour union Cisl said on Monday that it was ready to hold a nationwide general strike if a planned government spending review produces indiscriminate cuts to the public administration.

World 18 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Nuclear issue puts increasing pressure on Japan government

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government came under fire on Tuesday over its handling of public hearings on nuclear energy policy, threatening to dent already sagging support for the ruling party ahead of an election many expect to be this year.

World 18 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Romania president likely to be impeached - poll

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian president Traian Basescu is likely to be impeached by voters in a referendum on July 29, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday, providing turnout is high enough to make the vote valid.

World 17 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Nuclear issue puts increasing pressure on Japan government

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government came under fire on Tuesday over its handling of public hearings on nuclear energy policy, threatening to dent already sagging support for the ruling party ahead of an election many expect to be this year.

World 16 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

More than 100,000 protest nuclear power in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - More than 100,000 anti-nuclear protesters marched through central Tokyo on Monday to voice their opposition to atomic power, racheting up the pressure on under fire Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.

Nation 08 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Ismail Sabri refutes claims over RON 97 price

KUALA LUMPUR: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry has refuted allegations that the original price of RON 97 petrol is cheaper than RON 95.

Business 14 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Spotlight on US fiscal policy

It was largely a positive week for the local stock market, with the benchmark FBM Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) gaining throughout the week until a reversal on Friday.

Economy 11 Sep 2013 | 12:31 PM

Japan exports must rise to sustain recovery

Japan's exports must strengthen more to maintain an economic recovery that is now driven mostly by domestic demand, a Bank of Japan policymaker said, signalling that global uncertainties remain a threat to the plan to escape deflation in two years.

Business 04 Sep 2013 | 11:27 AM

Asian stocks snap 4-day rally on Syria concerns, dollar gains

HONG KONG: Asian stocks snapped a four-day winning streak on Wednesday and safe assets like gold consolidated chunky overnight gains after President Barack Obama clinched the backing of two key figures in Congress in his drive for limited U.S. strikes on Syria.