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Business 16 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

New body to oversee issuance and structure of government debt

PETALING JAYA: The debt management office (DMO) has been set up to review and reduce hidden government debt and liabilities, strengthening the fiscal position of Malaysia.

Corporate News 27 Jan 2019 | 11:00 PM

As US government reopens, lawmakers say shutdowns don't work

WASHINGTON: As the U.S. government moved to reopen after a 35-day partial shutdown, some lawmakers on Sunday criticized using the closure of federal agencies as a tool in policy disputes, which President Donald Trump has threatened to do again.

Markets 28 Jan 2019 | 12:49 AM

Stocks rise after US government reopens for now

TOKYO: Asian stocks advanced on Monday as Wall Street rallied after a deal was announced to reopen the U.S. government following a prolonged shutdown that had shaken investor sentiment.

Markets 25 Jan 2019 | 10:34 PM

Stocks, yields rise after deal announced to end US government shutdown

NEW YORK: Wall Street indexes rose and bond yields followed stocks higher on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump announced an agreement to end the longest ever U.S. government shutdown and as investors reacted to corporate earnings reports.

Corporate News 14 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

‘Government doesn’t control the stock market’

KUALA LUMPUR: The government does not control the movements in the stock market, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

World 26 Apr 2019 | 10:31 PM

Exclusive - Libya's U.N.-backed government readies new war funding but hopes vital business to continue

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's U.N.-recognised government has budgeted up to 2 billion dinars (£1.1 billion) to cover costs of a three-week-old war for control of the capital, such as treatment for the wounded, to be funded without new borrowing, the economy minister said.

Markets 22 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Government bond value hit RM727bil at end-2018

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s total government bond value hit US$179bil (RM727bil) as at end-2018 and rose by nearly 10% year-on-year, despite the government’s earlier pledge to slash the ballooning federal government debt.

TECH 28 Dec 2018 | 5:23 AM

Watch that Tweet! China cracks whip on government social media image

China's cabinet has warned government departments to clean up their social media image amid a drive to bolster the government's online presence to help reach tech-savvy young people who get their information from smartphones.

World 28 Dec 2018 | 12:46 PM

Watch that Tweet! China cracks whip on government social media image

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's cabinet has warned government departments to clean up their social media image amid a drive to bolster the government's online presence to help reach tech-savvy young people who get their information from smartphones.

TECH 27 Dec 2018 | 2:00 AM

Estonians are moving towards creating a completely digital government

The Baltic nation of Estonia is engaged in the most ambitious project in governance in today’s world, creating a totally digital government designed to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and boost economic growth.