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Corporate News 14 Jul 2017 | 7:05 AM

BlackRock supports effort to boost number of women board members

NEW YORK: BlackRock Inc voted for eight proposals pushing US and Canadian companies to adopt policies boosting their boards’ diversity during the most recent quarter, the world’s largest asset manager said on Thursday.

Business 13 Jul 2017 | 11:32 PM

US asks nations to provide more traveler data or face sanctions

WASHINGTON: The U.S. State Department will require all nations to provide extensive data to help it vet visa applicants and determine whether a traveler poses a terrorist threat, according to a cable obtained by Reuters.

Business 11 May 2017 | 11:03 PM

EU demands urgent talks with Washington over airline laptop ban

BRUSSELS: The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a U.S. ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats faced are common

Business 05 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Trump cracks down on visa programme

NEW YORK: The US administration began to deliver on President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to crack down on a work visa programme that channels thousands of skilled overseas workers to companies across the technology industry

Economy 22 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

CSR activities beneficial to society, study shows

KUALA LUMPUR: Consumers believe that corporate citizenship or corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities are genuinely beneficial and expect corporations to actively contribute to society’s well-being, a recent study showed

Business 03 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Tumultuous times for China’s tycoons – Xiao Jianhua the latest target

CHINA’S economic boom in recent decades has created a group of billionaires who amassed wealth at dazzling speed, but who are finding themselves targets in the country’s opaque political and economic system.

Corporate News 28 Jan 2017 | 10:20 PM

Trump immigration curbs cause worldwide chaos, panic, anger

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's most far reaching action since taking office plunged America's immigration system into chaos on Saturday, not only for refugees but for legal U.S. residents who were turned away at airports and feared being stranded outside the country.

Business 21 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Long-term solution to foreign labour issues

Comment - By Latifah Merican Cheong
COMMENTARIES on a coherent foreign labour policy have again emerged in the last few weeks.

Business 08 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Bank clampdown dims allure of scandal-hit Baltic haven

RIGA (Latvia): Many Latvians got a shock this summer when they were informed their bank accounts risked being blocked if they didn’t hand over details of their citizenship, financial plans and any ties to high-level politics.

Business 11 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Trump-obsessed CEOs ask non-stop: ‘Can he be president?’

STEVE Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone Group LP, who recently returned from South Korea offers a polite answer to the question everyone keeps asking: “It’s very colourful.”