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Budget draft to be tabled at Cabinet meeting

IPOH: The draft of Budget 2013 will be tabled at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, said Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.


Your 10 questions for Prof Tan Sri Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin

Featuring Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia vice-chancellor Prof Tan Sri Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin.


The pros and cons of redeveloping used land

SOME call it urban renewal, others prefer to call it regeneration. Yet there are those who prefer a less politically charged term like transformation. By whatever name it is called, each of these involve changes to land use.


Budget 2013 focus group to meet soon

IPOH: The first focus group on the 2013 Budget will meet on Wednesday to discuss 16 topics including macroeconomic, sectoral and social issues, Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said.


What rich Asian women want for their money

Starting today, StarBizWeek features a column on personal finance called Money & You, which will focus on money matters as they relate to YOU. Our two writers will take turns every fortnight to shed light on personal finance matters.


Uphill task for timber producers

KUCHING: Malaysia and other timber producing countries have found it extremely difficult to meet the different measures and requirements imposed by consumer nations to ensure that illegal timber products do not enter their markets.


The rise of social enterprises

Social enterprsies are fledgling businesses in Malaysia where money is made with a conscience. Can they thrive and overcome the obstacles in their way?


When having too much wealth can lead to affluenza

I AM looking forward to the day when I can place the word affluenza on the Scrabble board.


Taiwan's Ma calls for democratic China as poll looms

TAIPEI, Oct 10 (Reuters) Taiwan President Ma Yingjeou called on Monday on China's leaders to embrace a centuryold call for democracy and freedom and to face the existence of Taiwan, a day after Chinese President Hu Jintao called for the two sides to reunite.


Govt’s active role in social housing vital

Thean Lee Cheng discusses the pros and cons of housing controls levied by the Government.