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Business 22 Jul 2019 | 10:57 PM

Thai farmers asked to delay rice planting as drought bites

BANGKOK: The Thai government has asked farmers to delay planting rice because of drought and the pumping of water from reservoirs for irrigation threatens household supplies, an agriculture ministry official said on Monday.

Business 28 May 2018 | 8:29 AM

Aviation industry to grow 6.5-7% in 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) is optimistic of continued positive industry performance in 2018 and expects a growth of 6.5 to seven per cent, which will see Malaysia surpassing the 100 million passenger mark for the first time.

Business 27 May 2014 | 8:44 AM

Asia readies food security defences against El Nino threat

JAKARTA/MANILA: Asia's governments are scrambling to head off the potential impact of a weather phenomenon that in the past has driven food prices to levels that sparked social unrest.

Business 21 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

Govt yet to decide on any power tariff hike

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has yet to decide on any electricity tariff hike, and the remarks made by the Prime Minister was in reference to the tariff hike in January this year, according to Energy, Green Technology and Water Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

Business 25 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Helping to clear the haze Eight Malaysian-owned firms under Indonesian probe

THIS week all eyes will be on how Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s top two largest crude palm oil (CPO) producers, deftly tackle the issue on haze currently polluting the air over Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Business 10 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Venezuela faces risk of devastating power collapse

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP): Venezuela is at risk of a devastating power collapse as drought pushes water levels precariously low in the country's biggest hydroelectric dam, posing a serious political threat for President Hugo Chavez.

Business 14 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Cloud seeding for rain is proving to be costly for Sarawak

Cloud seeding operations, to induce rain to clear the transboundary haze from Kalimantan, has burnt a hole in the Sarawak state government's pocket.