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World 24 Mar 2014 | 8:25 PM Premium

Asylum seekers in Europe reach two-decade high

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Nearly half a million people sought asylum in Europe last year, the most in two decades, with the largest number coming from Syrians fleeing civil war, the European Union said on Monday.

Plantations 12 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

January palm oil stocks ease from highest on record

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s palm oil inventories in January eased back from a near two-decade high at end-December as demand increased amid falling production, official data showed, although the stocks still hovered just above three million tonnes.

World 25 Mar 2014 | 8:25 PM Premium

Sweden demands EU shares out asylum seekers burden

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - With numbers of asylum seekers in Europe reaching a two-decade high, Sweden's immigration minister said many member states were sitting on the sidelines and warned the EU needed to share out the burden of immigrants, especially from Syria.

World 15 Aug 2018 | 1:36 PM Premium

Turnout in Minnesota, Wisconsin primaries surges to two-decade highs

(Reuters) - Voter engagement in the 2018 midterm races remains feverish, primaries in notable swing states Wisconsin and Minnesota showed on Tuesday.

Business 06 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Robots help tackle Japan’s labour shortage

Firms ramp up spending on robotics and automation

Business 12 May 2014 | 9:05 AM Premium

India's new Govt set to inherit wobbly economy

NEW DELHI: India is on the cusp of political change that is widely expected to infuse a new life into an economy that is struggling to break away from a tale of weak growth and high inflation.

Business 03 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

May global production up despite high energy costs

Manufacturers around the world stepped up production again in May, unfazed by the hit to profit margins from surging energy costs.

Business 10 May 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Daiman, former Sunrise owners plan RM1.4bil Publika-style project in Johor

DATUK Tong Kooi Ong and his partner from the days of Sunrise Bhd, Datuk Allan Lim Kim Huat, are planning a yet-unnamed RM1.4bil integrated project in Plentong, Johor, that mirrors the trendy Publika in Mont’Kiara with Johor-based Daiman Development Bhd.

World 29 May 2014 | 8:00 PM Premium

Modi win engenders hopes for India's sluggish economy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's economy probably showed few signs of recovery in the March quarter, but Narendra Modi's thumping victory in the recent general election has raised hopes of an investment-led turnaround in the coming quarters.