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Your 10 Questions

Mida chairman Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob fields the 10 questions posed by our readers.

Importance of Equator Principles in banking

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.

Enhancing social, environmental standards in lending practices

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.

Many wired Chinese unfazed at possible Google exit

BEIJING (AP): A world without Google? They can imagine it just fine in China. After all, it's not like losing World of Warcraft.

A game that teaches how a good city can be developed

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.

Grameen shows poorest of poor can be creditworthy

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.

Appeal of Islamic banking

Foreign banks in Malaysia are developing innovative products and services to tap the growing market.

Downturn calls for greater governance

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.

Stability in public sector jobs

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.'