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March CPI up 3.5%

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 3.5 per cent to 109.9 in March 2014 against 106.2 recorded in the same month last year, the Statistics Department said today.

China's economy grows 7.4% in first quarter: govt

China's gross domestic product grew 7.4 percent in the first three months of the year, official data showed Wednesday, increasing the chances Beijing will move to stanch a slowdown in the world's number two economy.

MAS privatization to cost Khazanah RM1.18bn

The possible privatisation of Malaysia Airlines would cost its principal shareholder, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, RM1.18 billion, assuming a 10 per cent premium on its current share price, said Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB).

Watch out for the economic slide

Thanks to MH370, the arrival of a pair of giant pandas from China has been slightly delayed, and this could also signal possible changes to the close relationship between our two countries.

Chinese gold demand may rise 20% by 2017

China's annual demand for gold could jump around 20 percent by 2017 as more of its increasingly wealthy population seek new ways to make money, the World Gold Council predicted on Tuesday.

59% businesses think flexible working is key: survey

The latest research from the flexible work space provider, Regus, found that 59 per cent of business people in Malaysia think flexible working was key to inspiring innovation among employees.

China Q1 growth slows to 7.3%: AFP survey

China's economic expansion slowed in the first three months of this year, according to an AFP survey, and remains on track for its worst annual performance in nearly a quarter-century as reform priorities trump growth concerns.

Structural reforms key to sustained growth: IMF deputy chief

The global recovery is on better footing but still fragile, highlighting the importance to carry out key structural reforms that will boost growth in the longer run, a senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said here on Sunday.

Singapore says economy slowed sharply in January-March

Singapore's economic growth slowed sharply in the first three months of the year, data showed Monday, but the central bank stood pat on monetary policy saying it would be lifted by a pick-up in global growth.

Singapore's Q1 GDP grows 5.1%

Based on advance estimates, the Singapore economy grew by 5.1 per cent year-on-year (Y-O-Y) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2014, lower than the 5.5 per cent growth in the previous quarter.