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Reversing the brain drain

Unless Malaysia succeeds in developing, retaining and attracting talent, its cherished dream of attaining high income by 2020 may be dashed to bits.

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Economist: Investors expected Mubarak's ouster

CAIRO: President Hosni Mubarak's decision to transfer power to his deputy and not step down will likely fuel the fears of international investors who had sought a clear end to the more than two weeks of protests that have plunged Egypt into uncertainty.

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Sarawak timber players bullish on strong prices

PROLONGED shortages in log supply will be a boon for Sarawak timber players, which are expecting higher prices this year.

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Apple under fire from Chinese environmental groups

BEIJING: Chinese environmental groups accused Apple Inc. on Thursday of ignoring their concerns about health and safety problems at factories that supply it with components.

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Bridging the income gap

The gap between the rich and poor inMalaysia remains wide, even though theoverall poverty rates have been reducedsignificantly over the years.

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China's PM says Japanese companies' wages too low

BEIJING: Premier Wen Jiabao told a visiting Japanese delegation Sunday that Japanese companies operating in China should address workers' unhappiness over low wages that he says led to labor disputes this year.

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The Indian story

INDIA, in many ways is a land of dichotomies. Be it in the social sphere - the ridiculously rich to the heart-tugging poor; or the business sphere - the sophistication of world-class Indian behemoths to the humble cottage and rural-based industries; a bursting trillion-dollar IT story staged against a backdrop of bustling chaos, power blackouts and long-ignored infrastructure and road systems.

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Toyota is latest car maker hit by strike in China

SHANGHAI: Strikes have hit two of Toyota's China-based parts suppliers in another sign of growing unrest among the migrant workers who are the backbone of the country's industrial sector.

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Budget for higher cost of living

It's going to happen whether we like it ornot. So, best to prepare ourselves mentallyand financially to face higher prices ofgoods and services when subsidies aregradually cut.

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Looking for growth

Fresh after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had revealed on Tuesday the key thrusts of the NEM that will transform the country into a high income economy, i>StarBizWeek/ihosted a roundtable with four key industry leaders - Maybank president/CEO b>Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar/b>, YTL Corp Bhd managing director b>Tan Sri Francis Yeoh/b>, Axiata Group Bhd president/group CEO b>Datuk Seri Jamaludin Ibrahim/band Genting Bhd head of strategic investments and corporate affairs b>Datuk Justin Leong/b>.