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Business 12 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

China, India to overtake Japan by 2020

China and India will be the world#8217;s second and third largest economies by 2020, pushing Japan into fourth place, according to research by Deutsche Bank.

Business 30 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Positive market outlook for 2005

With 2004 coming to a close, StarBiz organised a roundtable discussion on the outlook for the stock market next year. Reports:

Education 12 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

US students in math doldrums?

Fifteen-year-olds in the United States don't have the math skills to match up to peers in many other industrialised nations, test scores released recently show.

Business 04 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Human capital vital to economic growth

TODAY'S workplace, with its focus on managerial skills and technological innovation, imposes higher educational demands on the labour force of developing nations, including Malaysia.

Business 29 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Report: Malaysia business friendly

Malaysia is among six East Asian economies ranked in the top quartile of 145 countries on the ease of doing business, according to a World Bank Group report. The others are Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan.

Business 25 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Short-term jobs have higher risks

When the movie reviews recently surfaced in Madrid for I>Spider-Man 2/I>, the young superhero's mundane day job in a pizza joint was dismissively defined with Spain's harsh local slang for temporary work, 'contrato basura'.

Nation 08 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

ADB praise for anti-graft fight

Malaysia#8217;s fight against corruption is heading in the right direction under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, said Jak Jabes, the Asian Development Bank#8217;s (ADB) governance and regional co-operation director.

Business 30 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

OECD: China tops US in foreign direct investment

China has passed the United States as the recipient of the most foreign direct investment, luring US$53bil from developed countries in 2003, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Business 16 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

US budget deficit threatens recovery, say IMF and OECD

The US government's budget deficit came under fire on Wednesday from two global institutions saying a plan to halve the record gap by 2009 may not be enough to stop long-term damage to the world economy.

Business 03 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asian stock markets to remain buoyant, says JP Morgan

HIGH liquidity, stronger currencies and robust domestic growth will keep Asian stock markets buoyant next year notwithstanding anticipated interest rate hikes and political concerns in certain parts of the region. Investor interest will also be shifting from cyclical I>beta/Istocks to those with long-term growth potential.