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Business 09 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ministry plans to inject RM30bil under 9MP

The Ministry of Works plans to inject an estimated RM30bil under the 9th Malaysian Plan (9MP) between 2006 and 2010, to enhance the growth of the construction sector.

Business 26 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Mixed views on Malaysia's proposal for fund

MALAYSIA'S proposal for the setting up of an Asian Infrastructure Development Initiative (AIDI) could be a long-term solution to funding difficulties for some of the major infrastructure projects in Asia.

Business 15 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Labouring over foreign labour

Today, Malaysia is one of Asia's largest importers of foreign labour (I>>, April 10 2005). According to I>>, out of a workforce of 10.5 million, foreign workers total 2.6 million.

Business 28 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Importance of good corporate governance

THERE has been much talk about corporate governance in East Asia, including Malaysia, following the 1997/98 economic crisis.

Business 02 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

MBAM: Decline in construction projects a cause for concern

MASTER Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) has expressed concern that the construction sector continued to decline in the fourth quarter of 2004, due to a decline in the number of Government jobs and infrastructure projects.

Business 28 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Towards clearer procurement policy

There is big business in government procurement. Governments purchase goods and services for their ministries and agencies, and they construct infrastructural projects that run into billions of dollars.

Business 04 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

More syariah products needed to meet demand

ISLAMIC banking practitioners and scholars should be able to foresee the needs of the market and roll out I>syariah/Iproducts and services in advance of conventional products to ensure continuous growth of Islamic banking globally, International Islamic University Malaysia deputy rector and I>syariah/Iadvisory council member of Bank Negara, Associate Professor Dr Mohd Daud Bakar, said.

Business 18 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bank consolidation progressing well

The banking sector has come a long way since the launch of the Financial Sector Master Plan that envisaged the formation of banking groups of a certain size and strength. In her interview of the sector's performance and prospects, Bank Negara Governor TAN SRI ZETI AKHTAR AZIZ looks at the progress charted: new trends and growth areas. She sees that regional expansion is encouraged for the larger banks and shares further details on the liberalisation of the islamic sector.

Business 24 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Challenges facing the music industry

Music is a dominant commercial art form, involving a wide network of people and industries. In the age of globalisation, music is a universal tool for communication that transcends age and generation gaps, doubling as a lucrative export commodity.

Business 22 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Zeti: Step up efforts for progressive Islamic financial system

SEVERAL strategies need to be considered to accelerate the integration of the Islamic financial system with the international financial system, Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said.