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AseanPlus News 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Jobless rate expected to peak at 5.5%

IT#8217;S going to get worse before it gets better for job-seekers.

Nation 22 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Security firms must be more professional when hiring

IT WAS not long ago that I>The Star/Iwent 'undercover' to expose how anyone could walk into a security firm and get a job instantly.

Nation 11 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Asian markets fall on fears of higher US interest rates

Stock markets in Asia took a beating that has not been seen since the Sept 11 attacks in 2001 as investors sold off equities on worries that interest rates in the United States will be raised faster than expected, and hurt corporate profits and economic growth.

World 26 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japan PM says to enact postal reform by Nov 1

TOKYO (Reuters) - Backed by a landslide election victory, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi told parliament on Monday he was determined to push ahead with privatising Japan's postal system and other reforms.

World 26 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japan PM says to enact postal reform by Nov 1

TOKYO (Reuters) - Backed by a landslide election victory, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi told parliament on Monday he is determined to push ahead with privatising Japan's postal system and other reforms.

World 05 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

New Orleans to lay off 3,000 city workers

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said on Tuesday the city will lay off 3,000 employees, or about 40 percent of its payroll, and warned of further belt-tightening as it rebuilds after two devastating hurricanes.

AseanPlus News 04 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Not in the mood to celebrate

May Day came and went, but there was nothing much to celebrate this time. In the backs of their minds, workers knew that with the economy entering a slump, so is the job market.

World 07 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Obama, McCain set to duel over economy

PHOENIX (Reuters) - The U.S. presidential candidates will duel over the economy this week, with Republican Sen. John McCain touting proposals he says will stimulate job growth and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama discussing economic security for families.

World 07 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Obama, McCain set to duel over economy

PHOENIX (Reuters) - The U.S. presidential candidates will duel over the economy this week, with Republican Sen. John McCain touting proposals he says will stimulate job growth and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama discussing economic security for families.

World 11 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Alaska ethics probe says Palin abused her power

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Reuters) - An Alaska ethics inquiry found on Friday that U.S. Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin abused her power as the state's governor, casting a cloud over John McCain's controversial choice of running mate for the Nov. 4 election.