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Business 22 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Renewed interest in dividends

STOCK returns have two parts - dividends and capital gains. Most investors are familiar with capital gains i.e. the rise in stock prices.

World 24 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

North Korea weapons tests reduce food aid, U.N. says

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea's tests of unconventional weapons have contributed to a reduction of badly needed food aid, with international donors thinking twice about supplying goods, a U.N. envoy said on Monday.

World 21 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

North Korea nuclear row sharpens humanitarian fears

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An already dire humanitarian situation in North Korea looks set to worsen this winter after the impoverished country's nuclear brinkmanship resulted in sanctions and intensified scrutiny, aid workers and experts said on Friday.

World 11 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. humanitarian chief says N.Korea aid must go on

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations chief of humanitarian operations said on Wednesday that any international sanctions imposed on North Korea over nuclear testing should not hit food aid to the impoverished country.

Business 05 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Tax incentives for financial services sector

This is the final of a three-part series by PricewaterhouseCoopers on various aspects of Budget 2007.

Nation 30 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Audit panel to probe abuses under e-diesel scheme

Subsidies given under the e-diesel scheme to fishermen, have been abused, according to Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Business 24 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Corporate wish list

AS the unveiling of Budget 2007 draws closer, we look at some of the measures corporate taxpayers want introduced and the likelihood of them being included. Every year corporate taxpayers wish for their tax burden to be made lighter by the government through a reduction in income tax rates.

Business 16 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Improving the corporate tax system

Malaysia's imputation system of taxation has served the country well over many years. Under this system, tax paid by companies on profits is imputed to shareholders when dividends are paid.

Business 05 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

News in brief

News briefs on Boustead, Mobif, ECM Libra, SBB Mutual, Public Mutual, MAAKL, Maybank, EBWORK, Amway and RHB Capital

Business 29 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sitt Tatt sells stake in Air Products STB

Sitt Tatt Bhd has disposed of its 30% stake in associate company Air Products STB Sdn Bhd (APSTB) for RM70mil to Prodair Corp of the United States.