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Mida chairman Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob fields the 10 questions posed by our readers.
THE Equator Principles (EPs) is growing in importance in the global banking arena as financiers realise that minimising environmental and social risks will contribute towards business sustainability.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara is looking at the enhancement of social and environmental standards in lending practices of banking institutions, some of which already have in place fairly rigorous internal best practices.
BEIJING (AP): A world without Google? They can imagine it just fine in China. After all, it's not like losing World of Warcraft.
IN this age of high-tech computer games that require the latest soundcards and faster computers, it is refreshing to go back to games that force one to think rather than just pound away at the keyboard. And I am not talking about chess.
BANGKOK (AP): The global financial crisis has highlighted a curious success story: A bank that doles out loans to some of the world's poorest, least-creditworthy people continues to have a payback rate of nearly 100 percent.
Foreign banks in Malaysia are developing innovative products and services to tap the growing market.
KUALA LUMPUR:b/b>With the current global economic downturn, there is a greater importance for good corporate governance, according to Securities Commission (SC) chairman Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar.
THERE are more than enough jokes and gibes about the civil service. Says Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan: 'Yes, I know there is this perception of us, that we're all lazy and that the public sector is bloated, rightly or wrongly - wrongly, I think.'