Tag: economic

Will the Thai govt build Kra Canal?

With China’s One Belt One Road initiatives gaining acceptance among the regional economies, there seems to be a new and coordinated drive among Kra Canal proponents for the project’s speedy realisation. BANGKOK: For more than 300 years, the question of whether to build the Kra Canal has been deliberated repeatedly in Thailand without any firm […]

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Drop in students taking Chinese language paper alarming

Decline in number of candidates sitting for the Chinese paper may affect source of qualified Chinese language teachers, thus hindering development of Chinese education. COMMENT By Sin Chew Daily There have been fewer than 300 candidates sitting for the STPM Chinese paper for each of the past three years, sounding an alarm bell for the […]

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PM: Budget 2018 to focus on living cost, housing issues

Najib Razak says government will address not only macro figures, but also focus on people’s economy. KUALA LUMPUR: The government will place more emphasis on the cost of living and housing issues in Budget 2018 in an effort to improve the standard of living and well-being of the people while taking into account favourable macro […]

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ECB to start laying groundwork for stimulus exit

The ECB is widely expected to bump up its 2018 growth forecasts on Thursday in what could be the fourth consecutive quarterly upgrade of the projection. FRANKFURT: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is set to start laying the groundwork for stimulus reduction when policymakers meet on Thursday, giving investors some hints but probably holding […]

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Common ground in short supply as China hosts BRICS

Lumping together far-flung and vastly different political and economic systems, BRICS has long been viewed by many as contrived, its members’ priorities diverging while its list of significant achievements remains modest. XIAMEN: The five BRICS nations hold their annual summit in China on Monday under the shadow of a Sino-Indian border spat and growing questions […]

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Why object to everything govt does, economist asks opposition

Instead, opposition should come up with workable solutions, urges Amir Baharuddin. PETALING JAYA: The ruling government and the opposition need to work together instead of criticising one another, said economist Amir Baharuddin. Amir: Building a nation is a national effort. It involves all the people. There’s a lot of mistrust in Malaysia. Speaking to FMT, […]

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Yudhoyono warns of rising authoritarianism in democratic nations

The former Indonesian president says economic gloom, low confidence in leadership and restlessness are creating doubts about the necessity and merits of democracy. KUALA LUMPUR: Former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) has warned of democratic countries, including in Southeast Asia, witnessing attempts to convert their governments to authoritarianism due to disillusionment with the democratic […]

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Economist defends Najib’s economic policies

Bruce Gale says unpopular decisions such as the removal of subsidies and the implementation of the GST were necessary and urgent. PETALING JAYA: At a time when much of the blame for Malaysia’s economic woes has been laid at the feet of Najib Razak, an economist has spoken in defence of the prime minister’s policies. […]

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