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Business 28 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Eco World records RM1.03bil sales

KUALA LUMPUR: Like other developers in Malaysia, Eco World Development Group Bhd has found solace in the government-initiated Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) which ends on June 30.

Economy 12 Dec 2018 | 11:05 AM

KRI calls for govt review of wages as levels too low

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s low-wage environment has forced young job seekers to be willing to work for as low as RM1,715 on average, or about 40% lower than 2017’s national mean monthly wage.

Business 03 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cash ban may have driven Indians away from banks

THE Indian central bank’s final tally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2016 demonetisation drive, intended to take money derived from tax evasion out of circulation, showed that 99.3% of outlawed high-value banknotes had been returned. That’s a severe loss of face for officials, who had argued that holders of the cash would rather destroy it than return it to banks, providing a windfall for the government.

Property 26 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

New housing policy 2.0 in Sept likely to focus on reducing prices

KUALA LUMPUR: The new national housing policy 2.0 expected to be announced in September will focus on reducing house prices by lowering the compliance costs.

Corporate News 06 Oct 2017 | 11:22 AM

Viable national policy crucial to resolve property supply, demand: Johari

PETALING JAYA: The oversupply of office and retail mall space and the gross mismatch between housing supply and demand are challenges facing the housing and property sector.

Business 19 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Shades of grey, the new old and the Owls

What are we to do? - By Lin See-Yan
LONGEVITY is mankind’s great accomplishment. In my view, the key to unlocking this longevity dividend (and add to productivity growth) is to turn the 60+ into more active participants of the national labour force.

Business 15 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Pie in the sky and the moon in June

Speakeasy by S. Jayasankaran
DID you know that the triumphant Apollo 11 crew – the ones that first landed on the moon – had to go through Customs before the ticker tape parades and the world tour.

Advertising & Media 10 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Insights into blue collar workers

THE working class group, commonly known as blue collar workers (BCW), has of late grabbed international headlines – from the US presidential election to Brexit. Data have shown that the support of this group has propelled president-elect Donald Trump to victory and which voted for the UK to exit the European Union.

Business 04 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Investing more in the people

Emphasis on human capital development crucialfor the country to boost productivity