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Nation 20 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Package to stimulate growth

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad will unveil the Government's long-awaited economic stimulus package tomorrow. WONG SULONG provides a layman's guide to why the government is taking this initiative and the outlook for the Malaysian economy.

Nation 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chinese associations welcome RM8.1bil stimulus

From the Chinese Press.

AseanPlus News 11 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

S. Korea enters recession

Grappling with its first recession since the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis, South Korea cut interest rates to a record low of 3.75% yesterday and slashed its growth forecast for the year.

World 23 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

U.S. presidential rivals tout economic credentials

BOCA RATON, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidates competed on Tuesday to look strong on the economy after an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve and shaky markets worldwide exacerbated fears of a looming U.S. recession.

Nation 25 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

Most Asian bourses extend gains

Malaysian stocks rose after a surprise interest rate cut in the United States helped calm nervous investors. Most Asian bourses extended gains for a second day, except those in Hong Kong, India, Thailand, Pakistan, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

World 26 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

Sarkozy angry with Noyer for SocGen delay - source

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy is angry with Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer for not having informed the government earlier about the losses at Societe Generale, a source close to the matter said on Friday.

World 29 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

Fix the economy, crisis weary Thais tell new govt

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Rampai Krongtong is frustrated.

AseanPlus News 14 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Financial package to cushion impact of rising prices

THE Singapore government is expected to cut personal income taxes and announce a financial package to cushion the impact of rising prices and slowing economic growth in its 2008 budget, analysts said.

World 07 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Thai deputy PM quits after Bangkok clashes

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Deputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh quit on Tuesday after 69 people were injured in street clashes with police as campaigners intensified their four-month old bid to unseat the government.

World 07 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Thai clashes kill 2 in Bangkok, hundreds injured

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades after a day of street battles with anti-government protesters on Tuesday in which two people were killed and nearly 400 were injured.