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Business 18 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Helping businesses to flourish in Malaysia

The private sector needs to be given every opportunity to thrive

Economy 04 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Budget 2014 is what M'sia needed to go on consolidation and growth mode

THE recent budget revealed by the Prime Minister has all the ingredients necessary to continue on the path of growth with financial stability to achieve our aims of achieving developed-country status by 2020 – a per capita income of US$15,000.

Economy 21 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Why goods and services tax is vital

THERE are many more myths than facts about the goods and services tax or GST which the government plans to introduce not long from now. I will attempt to dispel some of the myths associated with this tax and put the GST in perspective.

Business 30 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Agriculture is a sector that is still important to Malaysia's economy

THERE’S a prominent gynaecologist I know who’s now taken to delivering kids – as in baby goats. No, he has not changed professions and become a veterinarian instead, he does it for leisure – he has a goat farm where he spends his weekends.

Business 16 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

The truth about subsidies

IF subsidies to independent power producers and oil companies are removed, then we don’t need to increase petrol and diesel prices. Right? No, wrong - simply because we don’t give subsidies to them.

Business 04 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

With the right measures M'sia need not revise long-term targets

AS American folk singer Bob Dylan sang: “For the times they are a-changin’.”

Business 19 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Innovation is not dead in Malaysia

While innovation happens, we need it to happen much more often

Business 05 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

A fair trade agreement among Pacific rim economies can be enormously beneficial

THERE is one simple, straightforward principle in any form of negotiation – there must be compromise. For what is there to negotiate if there is none. If someone gets everything they want or if someone gets nothing of what they want, the negotiations have failed – utterly.

Business 08 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

Time and tide waits for no man, important to meet targets once set

TIME never stands still: its passage is unmercifully relentless. It’s hard to believe that already half the year is gone and before we know it, it will be December, the festive season and yet another year would have passed.

Business 29 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Highlighting the rich and evasive

When the wealthy dodge taxes, it's time to name and shame.