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Commodities 02 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Getting to grips with the labour shortage problem

BELOW are excerpts from the exclusive interview with Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok:

Business 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Planters surprised by govt decision to freeze oil palm acreage expansion

LOCAL planters have been taken by surprise by the Government’s latest decision to stop increasing the planted area for oil palm.

Business 02 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Alibaba may be big, but it still bows to Beijing

US tech companies fought for dreamers, but their Chinese counterparts haven’t protested in support of migrants being evicted in Beijing.

Business 04 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Why are young people unemployed?

SINCE 1998 and the end of the Asian financial crisis, the unemployment rate in Malaysia has not risen above 3.7% and the average for the last 18 years has been 3.3%. We have had full employment for so long that we almost take this for granted; anyone who wants a job can get one.

Economy 27 Dec 2013 | 1:20 PM

Food prices: a brick-and-mortar problem for India

Three months since journeying more than 1,130 km from his village in central India to take a job in this bustling city near the capital, New Delhi, Charan is already looking forward to a 10% pay rise.

Business 02 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Workers in demand

Land expansion to meet the high global demand for palm oil creates 1.2 million new jobs

Business 19 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Asians eclipsing Latinos in immigration to US

WASHINGTON: Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the United States' largest group of new immigrants, according to a report on Tuesday that some experts said reflects decreased demand for migrant labour and highlights the impact of state crackdowns on illegals.

Business 03 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Foreign news in brief

News briefs on: CBA forecasts lower profit, IMF: 2% economic growth for S. Korea, Newcrest plans to raise A$500mil, Hitachi shares 14% down, Honda sales in US drop by 35% and 20 million Chinese workers jobless