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Economy 26 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Growing pains, bubbly worries of world economy

TWO recent reports offered sombre, certainly sober reading: World Bank’s June 2014 update – “Global Economic Prospects – Shifting priorities, building for the future” and the Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) 84th Annual Report, 2013-2014 released at end-June (BIS in Basel acts as the central banks’ banker).

Malaysia 25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM

Making Penang more liveable

Penang is set for a progressive, creative, sustainable, prosperous and empowered society. But a seamless and accessible public transport system is crucial.

Business 25 Jul 2014 | 8:56 AM

Asian shares inch down in early trade Friday from recent highs

TOKYO: An index of Asian shares pulled away from a three-year high on Friday after a mostly flat day on Wall Street, though a fresh S&P closing record and upbeat U.S. employment data underpinned sentiment.

World 25 Jul 2014 | 4:20 AM

Italy PM Renzi's reform plans hit resistance in Senate

ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to slash the powers of Italy's Senate, a key element of his reform agenda, have run into trouble, with opposition politicians submitting nearly 8,000 amendments to delay its approval.

Letters 25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Authorities must act swiftly against errant agencies

From SENIOR CITIZEN of Mentakab.

Letters 25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Help the daily commuters to Singapore

From M SINGH of Johor Baru.

Nation 25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Teen has 232 teeth removed in record op

DOCTORS at the JJ Hospital in Mumbai created a record of sorts by removing 232 teeth from a teenager, according to Malaysia Nanban.

World 24 Jul 2014 | 3:26 PM

U.N. urges sustained effort to improve flagging development

TOKYO (Reuters) - Governments must act together to lift more people out of poverty and reduce inequality, a United Nations agency said on Thursday, warning that global improvement in life expectancy, education and other measures of development is flagging.

Economy 24 Jul 2014 | 10:16 AM

China July HSBC flash PMI at 18-month high of 52

BEIJING: China's factory activity expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months in July as new orders surged, a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Thursday, the latest indication that the economy is picking up as government stimulus measures kick in.

Nation 24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Ex-TM sales director's conspiracy claim struck out

KUALA LUMPUR: A former sales director of Telekom Malaysia (TM) failed to convince the High Court that a domestic inquiry by the company into his alleged abuse of power was a conspiracy to sack him.