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Business 06 Sep 2014 | 6:40 AM

U.S. job growth brakes to eight-month low, labor force shrinks

WASHINGTON: U.S. employers hired the fewest number of workers in eight months in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for jobs, providing a cautious Federal Reserve with more reasons to wait longer before raising interest rates.

Economy 15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Happy Malaysia Day

IN the cacophony assailing many parts of the world today, and where ills, tensions, warring and strife dictate much of daily life, we are living a life of plenty.

Economy 10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM

Economic Report 2014-15: Greater, equitable wealth for rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who unveiled the RM271.94bil Federal Budget on Friday, emphasised the strategic initiatives will include the capital economy and the people’s economy.

Business 01 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

The procurement goldmine

GOLD is rare. More than 99.9% of the Earth’s crust is composed of oxides of silicon, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, potassium, titanium and phosphorus.

Business 06 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

Misplaced beliefs in achieving work-life balance

AS I write this column, my thoughts go out to a former colleague who has suffered from a stroke. A diligent financial journalist who picked up the nose for news in corporate developments when he was hardly 18 year of age, he had worked his way to a senior position in a publication even before he was 40 years old.

Business 27 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

Mass varsity education – is it worth it?

THE US business model for higher education is spreading. It gave the world the modern research university – a blend of the 17th century Oxbridge college system with the German research university developed in the early 19th century.

Business 20 Jul 2019 | 3:59 AM

GFL Environmental files for US$1.5b IPO

CALGARY: GFL Environmental Inc., North America’s fourth-biggest waste hauler, filed for an initial public offering that would be the largest in Canada in about five years.

Making Progress 08 Jul 2019 | 12:14 AM

M'sia needs to adopt a fact-based approach in the palm oil battle

I AM not exaggerating when I say we have a palm oil problem.

Business 04 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Centurium Capital raises US$2bil from Singapore's Temasek and others

HONG KONG: China’s Centurium Capital, a big backer of domestic startup Luckin Coffee, said it has raised more than US$2bil in its debut fund, giving the private equity firm more firepower to cut deals involving the world’s second largest economy.