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Business 11 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Export growth likely to remain lethargic this quarter

While bare figures show exports to the US making up about 15% of the total for the year so far, the actual figure could be as high as 30% if products that were re-exported to the US were taken into account.

Nation 23 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Ali: We have to sign up more Umno members

Just over half of the 202,500 Malay voters in the Malacca state are Umno members, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam says.

Lifestyle 20 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

Coal headache

DESPITE all the talk about climate change, the world's love affair with fossil fuels continues, with the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicting that oil, coal and gas will still dominate energy supply up to 2030.

World 23 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Stubbornly high food prices threaten worse hunger

ROME/PARIS (Reuters) - High food prices are here to stay for the foreseeable future, potentially forcing millions more people into hunger, two reports from the United Nations and the OECD showed on Thursday.

World 13 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Bush urges unity on Iran after meeting pope

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush urged European allies on Friday to unite with Washington to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

Education 05 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Pumping in oil money for education

BRAZIL wants to create an education system comparable to that of Spain or the United States within the next 13 years by using revenues from massive new oil discoveries, the country's education minister said last week.

World 21 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Inequalities rise, society not breaking down - OECD

PARIS (Reuters) - The gap between the rich and poor has grown in most wealthy nations, but not as quickly as many people believe and not enough to raise fears of social upheaval, the OECD said in a report released on Tuesday.

Business 10 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Equities remain attractive

FOR the first time since Second World War, the International Monetary Fund is now expecting growth in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to turn negative in 2009.

Business 31 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Banking authorities reject idea of raising capital requirements

RAISING capital requirements for banks in the midst of the financial crisis would make matters worse and banking authorities oppose the idea, European Central Bank (ECB) president Jean-Claude Trichet said on Thursday.

World 06 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Obama urges action on stimulus as job losses mount

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged action on a $900 billion stimulus bill before Congress to stave off