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Corporate News 18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Retiring into poverty

SOME time back, a white-collar foreign worker told me he wished he had worked in Malaysia earlier. The reason for his frank opinion is his retirement savings. He calculated that he would have had a tidy nest egg that would have been enough for him to retire with despite having worked in Malaysia for far less a time than most Malaysians would have.

Logistics 18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

The transporting landscape is quietly transforming

THE supposedly boring landscape of logistics has been quietly transforming. For the longest time, logistics was seen as something old – think lorry trucks, low wages, intensity of labour, and the loading and unloading of goods.

Business 29 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

The perils of cheaper oil

COME Dec 1, Malaysia will enter a new era long desired by the advocates of free market.

Corporate News 07 Sep 2014 | 8:50 PM

Bangladesh exports bounce back

DHAKA: Bangladesh exports in August rose 7.25 percent from a year ago to $2.16 billion, government data showed on Sunday, driven by an increase in readymade garment exports and ending a brief slowdown in July.

Business 19 Jun 2014 | 7:59 AM

M'sia other Asian countries growing exports to China more than to US

Exports to China from the likes of South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam all grew between the pre-global-crisis year of 2007 and 2013, while their percentage share of exports to the United States declined over the same period.

Economy 29 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Fund manager says country's progress to advanced status hindered

KUALA LUMPUR: The decline in manufacturing activities is hindering Malaysia’s progress in becoming a developed nation, says a well-known fund manager.

Business 04 May 2013 | 4:11 PM

Bangladesh urges no harsh EU measures over factory deaths

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Saturday urged the European Union not to take tough measures against its economically crucial textile industry in response to the collapse of a garment factory that killed nearly 550 people.

Business 01 May 2013 | 8:05 AM

Canada retailers plan new Bangladesh trade guidelines

TORONTO: The Retail Council of Canada said on Tuesday it will develop a new set of trade guidelines in response to last week's deadly collapse of a Bangladesh garment factory complex that manufactured apparel for western retailers including Loblaw Cos Ltd.

Business 29 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bolton Bhd believes in a solid financial war chest and quick decisions in getting ahead

As lands are getting scarce, developershave to form strategies to secure theland that they are keen on. For Bolt onBhd executive director Chan WingKwong, speed is of the essence indeciding whether to purchase a piece ofland.

Business 21 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Analysis: Investors make $100bil bet on China's drive up value chain

BEIJING: China's soaring wages and strengthening currency might blunt the competitive edge of exporters that have seen average pay double since 2007, but it won't stop firms worldwide making a collective $100 billion bet on setting up shop here this year.