• Economy & World Biz  |  MAY 27, 2015 9:01 AM

    Fed rate hikes may trigger global volatility, says Fischer

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    When the Federal Reserve raises US interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, it should weigh the effects on global economies and can expect some bouts of financial market volatility, a top Fed official said on Tuesday. …

  • Economy  |  MAY 26, 2015 11:01 PM

    MPs call for review of poverty definition

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    Two members of parliament today called on the government to review the definition of poverty and poverty line in view of the current economic situation. Ahmad Hamzah (BN-Jasin) said although the country is seen as successful in reducing hardcore poverty to zero, the …

  • Economy  |  MAY 26, 2015 8:33 PM

    Japan tells workers to take holidays on rising death

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    Japan wants its workers to take more holidays and work fewer hours to cut down the number of people pushing themselves into an early grave. Decades after “karoshi” — death from overwork — entered the Japanese lexicon, the government is …

  • Economy & Featured and Exclusive  |  MAY 26, 2015 7:00 PM

    Sustainable growth crucial to 11MP success

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    The much-awaited 11th Malaysia Plan had been announced and it brought little in way of surprises and excitement. Nonetheless, the government has set targets and plans which experts say are achievable, but will need effective execution.

  • Economy & Singapore  |  MAY 26, 2015 8:37 AM

    S’pore’s 1Q economy expands more than expected

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    Singapore’s economy grew more than initially estimated last quarter as demand for the island’s exports improved amid a recovery in the US. Gross domestic product rose an annualized 3.2% in the three months through March from the previous quarter, the …