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Economy 28 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

US annual budget deficit nears US$1 trillion

WASHINGTON: The US budget deficit widened to almost US$1 trillion in the latest fiscal year, surging to the highest level since 2012 as President Donald Trump cut taxes and boosted spending.

Nation 30 Jun 2019 | 8:03 AM

Customs: Two-month transition period as sugar tax comes into effect

PETALING JAYA: The "sugar tax" for the import and manufacturing of ready-to-drink packaged sweetened beverages starts on Monday (July 1), and the business community will be given a two-month transition period for its implementation.

Business 30 Jun 2019 | 7:57 AM

Shale fight forces Opec to accept lowest market share since 1991

LONDON: For almost three decades, Opec has always pumped at least 30% of the world’s crude oil, creating an informal floor for Saudi Arabia and its allies in the cartel. The level has survived everything from wars and economic crisis to terrorist attacks and diplomatic spats.

Education 30 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

More funds for new varsities

THE Education Ministry needs to have a new approach, especially when channelling annual allocations to all universities and institutions of higher learning in the country. For the past few years, financial allocations have been given to well-established and top-scoring universities.

Education 30 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Getting back on track

AFTER 37 years, Shahinuddin Shariff traded his lawyer robes to spearhead Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS), a wholly-owned company of the Education Ministry that operates a one-stop-centre for international student services together with the Immigration Department.

Nation 30 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Focused on getting things done

TOURISM, Art and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi is very relaxed, as he sits surrounded by his officers.

AseanPlus News 30 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

HK politics and the digital echo chamber

THE young in Hong Kong are celebrating what they think is a victory in their search for democracy and a voice. Those who are older think that while the protests show what Hong Kong does not want (exactly like how the British voted for Brexit), no one now knows what the future will hold. Indeed, there are those who think the protests would or should invoke another round of tougher actions.