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Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cheer up with financial planning

AS people around the world pray for a quick resolution to the American-led invasion of Iraq, one thing is evident: The affluent among us are growing convinced we live in an increasingly unpredictable era.

Business 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bigger role for private firms in city renewal programmes

PRIVATE companies have been asked to play a bigger role in helping the government to undertake urban renewal projects within Kuala Lumpur.

Business 03 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rafidah: Revive trade talks

Diverging agendas between the developed and developing nations resulted in the failure of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Cancun, Mexico, two months ago. But, writes International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz, the outcome of the meeting should not be cause for despair. She explains why the trade talks collapsed and calls on the WTO to focus on areas where convergance of views exists.

Business 16 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Mimos unit gets Cuban PCs deal

Mimos Smart Computing Sdn Bhd has secured a deal worth US$10mil to supply 30,000 personal computers (PCs) to Cuba's Electronics Group for the computerisation programme in this Caribbean island nation.

Business 27 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Europe trade deal could hit Indian generic drugs

MUMBAI, India: It took two years of secret suffering and gut-wrenching diarrhea to make Lumkile Sizila face the fact that he had HIV

Business 06 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Donors pledge US$11.7 billion to fight AIDS, TB

UNITED NATIONS: Donors committed US$11.7 billion on Tuesday to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria for the next three years, far below the $17 billion needed to meet U.N. goals to slow and beat the killer diseases.

Business 04 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Indian business world fears cloud from charges

NEW YORK: The latest issue of Desi Talk was about to be printed when news broke that Rajat Gupta, a former board member at Goldman Sachs, had been charged with insider trading.

Business 18 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

IMF chief under suicide watch at NYC jail

NEW YORK: IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was placed under a suicide watch in jail, while pressure mounted on him to resign Tuesday and the hotel maid who accused him of attempted rape said through her lawyer that she had no idea who he was when she reported him to the police.

Business 26 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Geithner: US World Bank pick to win broad support

WASHINGTON: Jim Yong Kim, the US nominee to lead the World Bank, will win broad international support despite an unprecedented challenge by candidates from emerging economies, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in an interview.

Business 11 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

World Bank contest a test for industrial nations - Ocampo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The unprecedented challenge posed by developing countries to the U.S. grip on the World Bank presidency will test industrial nations' commitment to an open selection process, former Colombian finance minister and nominee Jose Antonio Ocampo said on Tuesday.