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Business 16 Dec 2014 | 6:21 PM

Gamuda Q1 earnings up 12% to RM185.8mil

KUALA LUMPUR: Gamuda Bhd’s earnings in the first quarter ended Oct 31, 2014 rose 12.3% year-on-year to RM185.8mil from RM165.5mil, as its revenue improved 17.2% to RM569.6mil from RM486mil.

Business 15 Dec 2014 | 12:28 PM

BoJ survey shows Japan business mood fragile, highlights Abe's challenges

TOKYO: Japanese business confidence barely improved in the fourth quarter and is seen worsening, giving premier Shinzo Abe a grim reminder of the challenges he faces in reviving a recession-hit economy a day after his big win in Sunday's vote.

Letters 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Low oil prices could revive world economy

From V. THOMAS of Sungai Buloh

Community 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Label for youths

TRYING to secure funds to run a business for something that can’t be explained is a daunting task. However, that does not mean it is not a viable business proposition.

Business 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Boon from low coal prices for TNB and others

PETALING JAYA: Power-generation companies, including Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), are expected to enjoy an improved cost structure as coal prices have been down some 20% year-to-date, according to analysts.

People 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

One man’s fight against Africa’s ivory poachers

Conservationist Richard Bonham’s 40-year campaign to protect Africa’s wildlife has led him from Kenya’s savannah to trinket shops in Hong Kong. To stop the slaughter, he says, action must be taken at both ends of the supply chain.

Business 13 Dec 2014 | 10:29 PM

Bundesbank chief critical of EU stance on French budget

PARIS: Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said the European Commission's decision to give France longer to prove it is serious about economic reform and fixing its excessive public deficit risks damaging the credibility of the bloc's budget rules.

Nation 13 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

MTUC: Employees expectations are justified

PETALING JAYA: Employees expectations of bonuses and salary increments are justified in view of the “skyrocketing” cost of living, said the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).

Business 13 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Prasarana to roll out LRT 3 projects by second half of 2015

PRASARANA Malaysia Bhd will start dishing out major work packages of the RM9bil light rail transit line three (LRT 3), most probably from the beginning of the second half of next year, following the appointment of the project delivery partner (PDP) for the development.

Community 12 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

A good life after tough past

SIMPANG Tiga new village residents were all excited when they were told that their new villlage would be turned into a town in the early 1950s.