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First social stock exchange in Asia to be set up by early next year

PETALING JAYA: Asia#8217;s first social stock exchange - Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), which is a social enterprise (SE), is expected to be set up and operational by early next year.


Spectre of inflation

UNDENIABLY inflation is rearing its ugly head again. Food prices have gone up. If we may recollect, the situation now is about the same with 2008 when world oil prices surpassed US$100 per barrel and reaching its highest at about US$148 in July 2008, and this contributed much to inflation then. This is still fresh in our mind.


Up close and personal with Manish Tripathi

Manish Tripathi The Dabbawala Foundation hairman and patron says if you do not aspire for more, then you are not growing.


Up Close and Personal with Oussama Kabbani

The Millennium Development chairman says he is banking on his experience in building and regenerating cities around the world in his task in developing a city in Iskandar Malaysia.


Push needed for social entrepreneurship

The Star will be featuring a series of articles in conjunction with the StarBiz-ICRMCorporate Responsibility Awards. The awards is the result of a partnership betweenThe Star and Institute of Corporate Responsibility Malaysia, supported by theSecurities Commission and Bursa Malaysia Bhd. Its working partners arePricewaterhouseCoopers and Securities Industry Development Corp, while theofficial sponsor is Canon Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd.


Up Close and Personal with Mary Buffett

AUTHOR and speaker Mary Buffett would like to be known for herself. But that's not a privilege the former daughter-in-law of Warren Buffet often has, for obvious reasons.


Solving unemployment issues a must to end global economic crisis

THE financial services industry has imposed more rules on capital as part of its efforts to avert a future crisis.


Target Corp says no donations planned for gay groups

MINNEAPOLIS: Target Corp. said Monday it won't give money to gay-friendly causes to quiet the uproar over a US$150,000 donation that helped support a Minnesota governor candidate who opposes gay marriage.


Some Internet porn sites in China now accessible

BEIJING: Word leaked out slowly, spread by Web-savvy folks on Twitter: Internet porn that once was blocked by Chinese government censors was now openly available.