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Business 20 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

British air show kicks off with small flurry of orders

FARNBOROUGH, England: Boeing Co. and European archrival Airbus racked up billions of dollars worth of aircraft sales at the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday, raising hopes that the aviation industry has touched the bottom of a deep two-year downturn.

Business 08 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Selangor deadlock threatens leak in federal water reform plan

PETALING JAYA: What started out as a grand plan to restructure the country's water sector, an idea that was mooted back in 2006, is currently being rattled by the choppy reform efforts in one state - Selangor.

Business 05 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Investing choices are aplenty these days. But, so are the risks

IN the modern world of investing, super computers and super secretive algorithms are employed to determine investment choices. Hedge funds have employed such machines and maths, along with eminently qualified staff a lot of universities would yearn for, to get an edge in today's world.

Business 08 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tackling the problem of high household debt

THERE has been some trepidation over just what Bank Negara has up its sleeve in trying to tackle rising household indebtedness in the country.

Business 12 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Family businesses only grow or die, they don’t stand still

PETALING JAYA: Family businesses are the cornerstone of many countries in Asia. Either started from migrant workers or the indigenous population of countries, many of such businesses have grown and flourished over the past century and into the current millennium.

Business 30 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

World Bank: Food prices easing but remain sky-high

WASHINGTONL Global food prices have eased from their July records but remain very high, putting more people in danger of hunger and malnutrition-related disease, the World Bank said Thursday.

Business 07 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bleak Q4 outlook for plantations

THE sector posted substandard results for the third consecutive quarter. While earlier quarters disappointed on steep fresh fruit bunch (FFB) production declines due to tree stress, third quarter of 2012 results were primarily impacted by a plunge in crude palm oil (CPO) average selling price (ASP) and higher costs, which offset a rebound in production.

Business 25 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

No rosy Chinese forecasts

BEIJING: As evidence mounts that China’s economy is losing momentum, economists are fast abandoning their rosy recovery forecasts and bracing for what could be the country’s slowest growth rate in 23 years.

Business 26 Oct 2013 | 11:07 AM

Budget 2014: Budget reaction & impact

What some Malaysians say about Budget 2014.

Economy 13 May 2014 | 6:32 PM

China April economic data paints downbeat picture

BEIJING: China's economic activity showed across-the-board weakness in April, with data from output to investment and consumption all missing market expectations, sparking new calls for Beijing to ease policies to shore up growth.