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Business 01 Oct 2013 | 8:32 AM

In historic step Japan PM to hike tax

TOKYO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will take a step on Tuesday that none of his predecessors has tried in more than 15 years - making a dent in the government's runaway debt.

Economy 11 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM

Japanese firms near crisis point as labour shortage deepens

TOKYO: Japan's labour shortage is nearing crisis in some key industries as it spreads from construction to services, curbing companies' operations, pushing up wages and potentially crimping a tentative recovery in the world's third largest economy.

Corporate News 13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

Analysts still positive on Genting despite Genting S’pore downer

PETALING JAYA: Analysts are still upbeat on Genting Bhd’s potential foreign ventures and are maintaining their ratings on the company despite the steeply lower net profit reported by Genting Singapore Plc.

Corporate News 02 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

ETP report’s effects yet to be felt

THE yearly report on the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), with its various initiatives loaded with consultant-speak, is still a handful for some, especially when it comes to quickly summing up how much progress has been charted so far.

SMEBiz 15 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Bend and not break

THERE is always life after the arena, as Sarina Sundara Rajah, 37, has found. The former national rhythmic gymnast was down and out after suffering from a knee injury at her peak. Fortunately for her, she found coaching a good path to fall back on.

Business 23 Jul 2019 | 10:55 PM

Nike shoes race to US$437,500 world record auction price for sneakers

NEW YORK: A pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike Inc, sold for $437,500 on Tuesday, shattering the record for a pair of sneakers at public auction.