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Economy 05 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

World Bank comments on demographics, climate change and debt

IN the years to come, aging populations and changing weather patterns will place further pressure on governments in managing their deficits and national debt, made worse by the global financial crisis of 2008/2009.

Business 15 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong's financial future hangs on getting the right mix

Hong Kong’s financial future hangs on getting the right mix

Business 30 Jan 2014 | 5:07 PM

Indonesia to face opportunity, risk as population grows by a third

JAKARTA: Family planning efforts have stagnated in Indonesia over a decade of democratic rule and the world's fourth most populous country risks squandering a so-called demographic dividend that a youthful, productive population should deliver.

Business 18 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Kretam gets it right

In the past, low profile Kretam Holdings Bhd might had been dogged by many legacy issues, partly due to the highly diversified nature of its businesses then, which ranged from stockbroking and property right down to manufacturing and plantation.

Business 14 Jan 2014 | 12:07 PM

Is life better with kids? Not always, says study

WASHINGTON: Are people with kids happier than people without? In the United States, those with and without kids rate their lives about the same, but globally children tend to diminish well-being, said a study Monday.

Business 26 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Healthcare network sets sights on expansion

HEALTHCARE group Qualitas Healthcare Holdings Ltd is eyeing rapid expansion into health centres to add to its growing network of general practitioner (GP) clinics.

Business 24 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

New global population trends are worrisome

Demography matters. But it’s not destiny as the French philosopher, Auguste Comte, would have us believe. Other things also matter. Certainly its impact endures far longer and has far wide-ranging effects. Nevertheless, even demographic trends do change.

Business 29 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

The major players in the Hong Leong Cap saga

The Hong Leong Capital buyout saga has thrust certain individuals into the limelight. While those from the Hong Leong Group are well-known in corporate circles, the one low-profile individual Datuk Dr Yu Kuan Chon has this saga to thank for him becoming a big corporate name today. Here are the profiles of the key players:

Business 28 Jun 2013 | 4:11 PM

Britain plans world's first go-ahead for "3-parent" IVF babies

LONDON: Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial "three-parent" fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.

Business 08 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Small listed firms catch tycoons’ eye

Stocks on Bursa Malaysia are on an upward trajectory.