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The risky spell of alphabet soup

The world bank includes Malaysia in MIMT, a group of tier-2 emerging economies.... Is that a good thing?


Peculiar stories for a peculiar year

Optimistically Cautious - By Errol Oh
Corporate Malaysia continues to produce baffling episodes and painful lessons.


War against insider trading goes to court

HAS the war against insider trading escalated to a new level? The enforcement numbers over the last five years (see table) suggest that the Securities Commission is hardening its approach to dealing with those who profit illegally by using privileged information.


Seeking trust in new agreement

GUESS what this is. To the Japanese, it’s a key pillar of the national growth strategy. Canberra believes it has great potential to drive job-creating growth across the Australian economy.


What makes a good chairman?

If an organisation is poorly chaired, its governance will suffer as well.


A way to weed out the undesirables

If FIFA does integrity checks on candidates for key posts, shouldn’t listed companies do the same for directors and top managers?


Let’s look beyond the ranking

World Bank’s Doing Business report is equally useful as a guide for regulatory improvements

Business News

A new class of saboteurs?

Optimistically Cautious - By ERROL OH
The Penal Code provides for financial sector sabotage. Let’s see how it works.


Caring about the right agenda

IT’S hard for most of us to relate well to what goes on at the United Nations (UN). The 70-year-old organisation with 193 member states no doubt has a huge role – the first purpose listed in the UN Charter is “to maintain international peace and security” – and wields considerable influence.

Business News

18 is not the magic number

Optimistically Cautious - By Errol Oh
We should know more about the Global Competitiveness Report than Malaysia’s rank