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Corporate News 22 Feb 2019 | 6:00 AM

Agribusiness is the problem, not the solution

KUALA LUMPUR: For two centuries, all too many discussions about hunger and resource scarcity has been haunted by the ghost of Parson Thomas Malthus. Malthus warned that rising populations would exhaust resources, especially those needed for food production. Exponential population growth would outstrip food output.

Plantations 10 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Planters all set for MSPO certification

PETALING JAYA: Oil palm planters are all set for the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification by the end of the year, but concerns lie with the independent smallholders, who make up about 12% of estate owners in the country.

Insurance 18 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Trends in and outlook for the Malaysian assurance industry

GAN Leong Hin (pic) assumed the position of Prudential Assurance Malaysia Bhd (PAMB) chief executive officer (CEO) in November 2015. He joined PAMB in 2013 as chief financial officer and had led initiatives including the formulation and execution of PAMB’s strategic vision to drive growth and strengthen its capabilities as a leading life insurer.

Commodities 04 May 2018 | 10:42 PM

Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease says WHO

GENEVA: Adults and children should consume a maximum of 10 percent of their daily calories in the form of saturated fat such as meat and butter and one percent from trans fats to reduce the risk of heart disease, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Corporate News 15 Nov 2017 | 6:54 AM

Pharmaniaga Q3 earnings decline on lower production

KUALA LUMPUR: Pharmaniaga Bhd reported significantly lower net profit of RM3.58mil in its third quarter compared to RM13.06mil posted in the year-ago quarter owing to the temporary closure of certain production lines in its manufacturing division.

Business 08 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

How’s your appetite for taxes?

It takes fairness and transparency to sell the sugar tax as a weapon against obesity

Business 27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM

WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

GENEVA/LONDON: The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market.

Business 04 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Reforms in Malaysia's healthcare funding vital

FROM the year 2000 to 2010, healthcare expenditure in most developed and developing countries has more than doubled. However, there is more room for growth in developing countries as average spending per capita is only a fraction of that in developed nations.