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With the general election due in 15 months and complaints over rising costs getting louder, the enforcement by the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition is timely. Worryingly for BN, which has ruled South-east Asia’s third
While top policymakers step up efforts to deleverage the economy and deflate asset bubbles, capital-thirsty local governments are embarking more on off-budget borrowing to continue their debt-fueled binge, undermining China’s years-long battle to contain the
The World Bank kept its outlook for the global economy unchanged, forecasting a modest pickup in growth despite uncertainty about monetary policy and the risk of a surge in protectionism. The development lender projects the
The government has filed an appeal against the decision of the Sessions Court in giving an outright acquittal to former Umno leader Khairuddin Abu Hassan and lawyer Matthias Chang for allegedly sabotaging the nation’s banking
Hong Kong has been crowned the world’s most competitive economy for the second year running, ahead of Switzerland and Singapore, in an annual report from the International Institute for Management Development. The Swiss business school