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Business 31 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Lifestyle concept for Putrajaya

THE fast-track development of the Putrajaya federal administrative capital is sprucing up the once-quiet capital into a viable residential and business address.

Business 29 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

RCE plans up to RM1.5bil note issue

RCE Capital Bhd intends to issue an additional RM1bil to RM1.5bil fixed-rate medium-term notes (MTNs) this current financial year ending March 31, 2007.

Business 31 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Malaysians look forward to relief after recent petrol price hike

FOR the past few months, many Malaysians have been casting an interested, if nervous, eye on both interest rates and inflation levels as they face the prospect of re-prioritising how they spend their money.

Business 02 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Tax cut a pleasant surprise

In a roundtable discussion Deputy news editor Jagdev Singh Sidhu spoke with tax experts from three firms on the 2007 budget. Excerpts.

Business 03 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Osman sets an exemplary example

While most civil servants today only make it to the pinnacle of their careers just before retirement, Tan Sri Osman Samsuddin Cassim was given great responsibility much earlier. In 1966, the current Malaysian Institute of Management's vice president was appointed Secretary-General for the then Labour Ministry at the age of 36.

Business 03 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Management lessons for the civil service

Good management is something that Tan Sri Osman Cassim never takes for granted. He concedes that in government there is limited room to implement actual management concepts such as motivating staff or increasing efficiency.

Business 09 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

RAM: 6% GDP growth next year possible

RAM Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd believes the Finance Ministry's (MoF) gross domestic product (GDP) growth projection of 6% for 2007 is 'highly achievable'.

Business 11 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

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.

Business 22 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Five areas to enhance competitiveness

Five key areas are critical to improve Malaysia's competitiveness and to achieve the goals and objectives of Vision 2020, said Economic Planning Unit director-general Datuk Halipah Esa.

Business 21 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Rules on foreign property buy eased

Foreigners can buy properties above RM250,000 without seeking approval from the Foreign Investment Committee and there will be no conditions regarding usage or limit to the number of units purchased.