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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.

World 22 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Bitter winter puts Mongolia in bind over mining

ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - As Mongolia cowers under the brutal thrall of its worst winter in decades, questions are being asked as to whether the country should end its reliance on nomadic herders and dig deeper into its mineral reserves instead.

Business 01 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Windfall tax: Small and mid-sized planters feel it is unfair to them

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Estate Owners Association (MEOA) is seriously considering challenging the legality of the palm oil windfall profit tax based on crude palm oil (CPO) prices imposed by the Government on oil palm planters, said president Boon Weng Siew.

Business 25 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Planters ask for realistic taxes

PETALING JAYA: Oil palm planters in Sarawak want a more 'realistic' tax regime for the palm oil industry.

Business 11 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Planters seek review of tax, cess and levy

KUALA LUMPUR: Oil palm plantation players hope the Government will review and restructure the tax, cess and levy imposed on palm oil, said Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) chief executive officer Datuk Mamat Salleh.

Business 23 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Oil palm planters may have to pay windfall tax again

PETALING JAYA: Oil palm companies in Peninsular Malaysia may start paying windfall tax again should the price of crude palm oil (CPO) continue to stay above RM2,500 per tonne.

Business 10 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Britain slaps super tax on bank bonuses

LONDON: British Finance Minister Alistair Darling set the stage for the coming election, announcing yesterday a one-off super tax on bank bonuses and other higher taxes on the rich.

Business 07 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

UK Treasury chief says economy faces tough choices

LONDON: Britain's Treasury chief said Sunday that the government must make difficult choices on spending cuts as it seeks to slash the country's growing deficit.

Business 09 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Promising outlook for IPP bonds, says AmResearch

PETALING JAYA: As the bonds of independent power producers (IPPs) are more resilient than toll-road bonds, the power sector may witness some rating upgrades in the near future.