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GENEVA/DUBA: All countries need to prepare to combat the coronavirus, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, as authorities raced to contain the epidemic's rapid global spread and Wall Street looked set for its biggest weekly fall since the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
LONDON: The hedge fund industry’s British billionaire Chris Hohn is bringing his hardball tactics to the fight against global warming.
LONDON: The world’s richest 1% have more than twice the wealth of the rest of humanity combined, according to Oxfam, which called on governments to adopt "inequality-busting policies".
HONG KONG: Wheelock Properties Ltd. announced plans to donate several plots of land to charity for social housing in Hong Kong, following in the footsteps of fellow developers as anti-government protests continue to dog the city
NEW YORK: It’s better to give than to receive, the saying goes. But to give, receive an immediate tax deduction and then dole out charitable dollars at your leisure is even better, judging by a recent report.
KUALA LUMPUR: Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, wraps up its largest 11.11 Big Sale, with 70 million items sold on Nov 11.
AS parents, we want to give our kids better lives and opportunities than we did in our time. But is there such a thing as giving your children too much?
THE question most people ask is what would you do after retirement. different people have different aspirations. Some want to travel and others want to do charity work while there are many others who want to spend time with family and indulge in hobbies. Standard chartered recently commissioned an independent study to find out how ready asians were for retirement and what they would like to do. the sample size was 1,000 affluent consumers aged 35 to 59 across five countries - Malaysia, china, Hong Kong, Singapore and taiwan. In most markets, the study revealed that the affluent associated retirement with freedom but the question was, whether they could afford it. about 67% of them started retirement planning well before retirement. the study also revealed that 78% of affluent Malaysians viewed travel as an ideal retirement lifestyle.
Curtailing powers of IRB’s DG and MoF would help assuage investors.
Malaysia’s Islamic banking industry is not phasing out of the limelight but is very much alive and kicking, gaining maturity and poised for further growth.