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Putting the best route forward

Since the Government's announcement of a RM10bil allocation to upgrade the Klang Valley transport system, various 'experts'have offered unsolicited advice. But according to the man in charge, the final route will be well plotted, writes Suhaini Aznam.


Towering over Taipei

The world's tallest building, Taipei 101, is built to sway. It will sway in strong wind, it will sway in a typhoon and it will sway in an earthquake, but it's designed not to topple over.


Taliban tougher than expected, U.K. general says

LONDON (Reuters) - The Taliban is proving to be a more difficult adversary for British troops in Afghanistan than they expected, the head of Britain's army told the BBC on Saturday.


Commodity prices to remain resilient

Prices of local commodities like tin, crude palm oil (CPO), rubber and timber are expected to remain resilient until the end of the year.


Singapore Q2 employment expands by 36,400

Singapore created 36,400 new jobs in the second quarter, bringing the total number of jobs created in the first half to a record high, the Manpower Ministry said in a report yesterday.

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Adapting to slowing US growth a key issue

The chief of the International Monetary Fund said yesterday that a key topic for the global economy is how it will adapt to slowing growth in the US, although so far the world has proved resilient in the face of higher interest rates and surging oil prices.


Builders with creativity, quality and good record will win

The roundtable discussion panel comprised S.P. Setia Bhd general manager (property division) S. Sundarajoo, HSBC area manager Rosli Rahmat, state Rehda chairman Datuk Jerry Chan, Star Lights Access Sdn Bhd brand co-ordinator Imeda Ng, Sunway City (Penang) Sdn Bhd general manager Yong Leng Kee and Arkitek Permata principal Datin Teng Chiu Chew Ying. The discussions were moderated by Henry Butcher Malaysia (Penang) Sdn Bhd director Dr Teoh Poh Huat and Star Publications (M) Bhd regional associate editor K.Y. Pung.


No pain, some gain Budget

THE 2007 Budget was drafted against the background of an increasingly uncertain macro-economic environment. Acknowledging that, the Government has revised its 2006 estimates for real gross domestic product (GDP) growth down a tad to 5.8% from 6.0% previously.


His pillar of strength

Karpal Singh's devoted wife, Gurmit Kaur, candidly shares her shock and grief at seeing her once strong and active husband become physically dependent on others and reveals tender insights into their relationship that began when they were children.


No let-up in terrorist risk 5 years after Sept 11

LONDON (Reuters) - Is the world any safer?