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Don: Politicians should not be appointed as GLC directors

KUALA LUMPUR: Politicians should not be directors of government-linked companies (GLCs), said political analyst Professor Edmund Terence Gomez.


Malaysia must brace for short-term pain

However fund managers say new Pakatan govt will bring about long-term gain for the markets


FGV gets RSPO certification for eight mill complexes

PETALING JAYA: Felda Global Ventures Bhd (FGV) is expected to earn premiums for its certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) products from the first quarter of 2018, following the Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification for its eight mill complexes at the end of last year.


Royal boost for Berjaya Assets

THE increased presence of Johor royalty in Berjaya Assets Bhd (BAssets) seems to have enhanced the appeal of the company’s stock to some investors.

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How fair is our food? Big companies take reins on sourcing schemes

LONDON: From cocoa to tea, food and drink giants are setting their own standards for ethical sourcing of raw materials, moving away from third-party labels such as Fairtrade.


How we are faring 20 years after the financial crisis

In the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997/98, Caely Lee (not her real name) and her family went from a life of comfort and security to one plagued with hardships and anxiety for the next 10 years.


May to seek hard Brexit by leaving EU market

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Theresa May will signal plans for a “hard Brexit” by saying she’s willing to quit the European Union’s (EU) single market for goods and services to regain control of Britain’s borders and laws, the Sunday Times reported.


Safe meets sexy: American Apparel bid spices up Canadian brand

MONTREAL: Gildan Activewear Inc is spicing up its image with a bid for American Apparel Inc, the racy and embattled purveyor of jerseys and tights. If the tie-up succeeds, they’d be fashion’s new odd couple.


House buyers still being hoodwinked?

FOR many years, the National House Buyers Association (HBA) has been sounding alarm bells that prices of houses are getting more and more unaffordable for the average rakyat, especially the lower and middle income segment.


Taiwan's Ma calls for democratic China as poll looms

TAIPEI, Oct 10 (Reuters) Taiwan President Ma Yingjeou called on Monday on China's leaders to embrace a centuryold call for democracy and freedom and to face the existence of Taiwan, a day after Chinese President Hu Jintao called for the two sides to reunite.