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Business 15 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Jega, the globe-trotting economist

IMAGINE a Malaysian briefing parliaments in Africa and Pacific Island nations and advising presidents, prime ministers and their cabinet members on strategies for economic development.

Lifestyle 18 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Towering in his field

Prof Mart Saarma is a giant of a man both physically and in his field of study. Standing well over six feet tall, he towered over us as he pointed out the buildings of the Institute of Biotechnology in Viikinkaari, Helsinki.

Business 15 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Need to promote financial education

Financial institutions should play an important role in promoting financial education, Citigroup country manager for Singapore and Asean head, Catherine Weir said.

Health 30 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Open to all

The Budapest Open Access Initiative arose from a meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on December 1-2, 2001.

Business 31 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Macquarie to buy toll-road operator for US$533mil

Macquarie Infrastructure Group (MIG), which has interests in 12 motorways worldwide, plans to acquire the operator of the 10-year-old Dulles Greenway toll road in the United States for US$533mil to boost revenues.

Business 03 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

S’pore firms keen on RD with Malaysian companies

SINGAPOREAN companies have indicated interest to work with their Malaysian counterparts in research and development with regards to biotechnology, agriculture, and information and communications technology (ICT), said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Jamaludin Jarjis.

Letters 21 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Drive to lure Kiwi expats home

With a booming economy spluttering over a serious shortage of skilled workers, New Zealand is planning an emotionally-charged campaign to lure Kiwi expatriates home.

Education 13 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

German education due for make over

TEN-YEAR-old Germans chatter and fidget like children in any classroom, seemingly unaware that they will soon be segregated by an education system with profound implications on their lives.

Business 05 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shipping industry still riding high

THE Malaysian shipping industry, which saw unprecedented growth in revenue and profits last year, looks set to continue riding on the crest of the wave generated by China's seemingly insatiable demand for coal and steel to fuel its booming economy.

AseanPlus News 08 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

South Korea, Japan shine in education poll

Two Asian countries made it to the top five places of a survey measuring teenagers' educational skills in which Finland retained its the number one spot.