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Business 22 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Balkanising the World Wide Web

IT is a cliché to say that we live in a digital age, with many countries upgrading to become Knowledge Economies. There is supposedly a digital divide, between those who have access to digital knowledge and skills, and those who don’t.

Business 22 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Why CVs don’t matter when it comes to success in life

FROM my experience as a CEO, I can tell you that CVs are poor predictors of success in life. I don’t believe in fancy degrees or paper credentials. Over the course of my career, I have met many people (with the most outstanding degrees and/or world-class Fortune 500 experience) who are idiots in life.

Business 24 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Outgoing InvestKL CEO: ‘Give us a bigger challenge’

PETALING JAYA: Having pioneered InvestKL over the past eight years, outgoing chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Amanshah has paved the way for the agency’s next growth phase.

Business 24 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

IMF: Vital for Malaysia to boost policy buffers

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia must continue to build its policy buffers, given the possibility of escalating global trade tensions, to ensure that it has room to manoeuver in the event of a downturn, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Business 24 Jun 2019 | 7:22 AM

Malaysia must raise productivity to achieve high-income status

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to increase its productivity if it is to achieve its goal to become a high-income nation in the next decade, said International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde.

Business 24 Jun 2019 | 8:18 AM

Lagarde sees 0.5% reduction in global growth due to trade wars

KUALA LUMPUR: Trade wars will not benefit any country in the long term, says International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde.

Business 25 Jun 2019 | 6:06 AM

Trump and Xi to seal a deal? Traders aren't holding their breath

SHANGHAI: Fund managers are sticking to their positions ahead of this week’s meeting between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, saying they don’t expect much progress to be made.

Business 26 Jun 2019 | 4:46 AM

Malaysia's CPI grows 0.2% in May

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 0.2% in May over the same month last year, underperforming the median forecast of a Reuters poll for the index to rise 0.3% year-on-year.

Business 29 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Charmed life of a young tiger cub with a US$4.6bil fortune

IF Chase Coleman didn’t exist, Hollywood would surely invent him.

Business 01 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

The world needs shock therapy

WHILE any global meeting that involves Donald Trump has the capacity to surprise, one thing is virtually certain about this weekend’s G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan: The gathered leaders will issue a pious call to work together to shore up growth, trade and the global financial system.