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IT goes without saying that the pressure is on for ex-banker and now Finance Minister (FM) Tengku Datuk Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (pic), who on his first day of office said that the focus is “on the immediate challenges ahead economically”.
KUALA LUMPUR: The high-income economy status is something that is within reach for Malaysia.But beyond all that, what is of fundamental importance is the distribution of income, the standards of living and the extent of prosperity that is shared among the people.
FROM turning organic waste into fertiliser to sharing farm equipment, new businesses seeking to address social problems in Pakistan have made the South Asian nation one of the best performers in the second global poll on social entrepreneurs.
There are two great ironies coming out of the current protests in Hong Kong.
SINGAPORE: Social media giant Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had implemented new rules for political advertisements in Singapore ahead of an election in the city-state expected within months.
SHANGHAI: China stocks retreated on Tuesday, snapping their week-long winning streak, after data showed country's factory-gate prices had shrunk at the sharpest pace in three years in August, reinforcing the urgency for Beijing to step up stimulus.
HONG KONG: The ongoing protests in Hong Kong, now in their 15th week, have delivered a blow to the city’s tourism industry not seen since the 2003 SARS epidemic.
PETALING JAYA: Beijing’s master plan to develop Shenzhen into a world-class model city in six to 15 years is an answer to the US trade aggression on China and Hong Kong’s current political crisis, according to an analysis by state-owned Global Times.