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World 06 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Left-winger Humala claims victory in Peru election

LIMA (Reuters) - Former army commander Ollanta Humala claimed victory in Peru's presidential election on Sunday as investors worried that his left-wing policies could ruin a long economic boom.

World 06 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Left-winger Humala claims victory in Peru election

LIMA (Reuters) - Former army commander Ollanta Humala claimed victory in Peru's presidential election on Sunday as investors worried that his left-wing policies could ruin a long economic boom.

Business 25 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

‘Abolish windfall tax’ call

PETALING JAYA: The plantation sector, one of the most heavily-taxed sectors in the country, is urging the Government to seriously re-consider abolishing or reviewing the imposed crude palm oil (CPO) windfall profit tax (WPT) for the sector.

Business 11 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Planters appeal to abolish windfall profit levy

KUCHING: Malaysian oil palm planters will appeal collectively to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to abolish the windfall profit levy on crude palm oil (CPO) after their requests were turned down by the Finance Ministry recently.

Business 13 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Robin Hood effect

THE Robin Hood concept has always delighted me since the days of Errol Flynn in the 1938 i>The Adventures of Robin Hood/i>. With his band of Merry Men, he robs from the rich, gives to the poor and still has time to woo the lovely maid Marian, and foil the cruel Sir Guy of Gisbourne, and keep the nefarious Prince John off the throne. Or so as the story goes. The adventures were narrated most notably in Howard Pyle's - i>The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood/i>.

Business 27 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

East M’sian firms expected to pay windfall tax soon

PETALING JAYA: With the price of crude palm oil (CPO) trading above RM3,000 per tonne, plantation companies in Peninsular Malaysia have started paying the palm oil windfall profit tax (WPT) while their peers in Sabah and Sarawak are expected to follow suit.

Business 14 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some sectors hoping for for tax incentives, subsidies in Friday's budget

PETALING JAYA: Hopes are riding high among the palm oil and agriculture-related industry players to see the upcoming Budget 2011 allocate more tax incentives and subsidies in ensuring the two sectors are able to meet particularly the targets set under the Government's Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) by 2020.

Business 22 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

New power talks likely to be neutral for TNB

PETALING JAYA: The renegotiations of first generation power purchase agreements (PPAs) are expected to be neutral for Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB).

Business 18 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

The dilemma of a compromise

Anita Gabriel says a negotiated end to the Govt-IPP concession dispute brings about its own problems.

Business 06 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Your 10 Questions

Plantation expert and author MahbobAbdullah fields the 10 questions posedto him by our readers.