Economic Development

Former director of Saudi energy firm linked to 1MDB joint venture met PM Mahathir

PETALING JAYA: Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo, a former director at Petrosaudi International official met Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on …

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s Mahathir: good news for China, not so much for the US | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

It’s been a week since Mahathir Mohamad took office as Prime Minister of Malaysia, for the second time.<p>And the 92-year-old has already moved with the …

Asia

1MDB investigation committee scrutinises terms and conditions

KUALA LUMPUR: The newly-formed 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) investigation committee is in the midst of scrutinising terms and conditions of …

Kuala Lumpur

Missing data on jobs may play key role in 2019 elections

<b>Though the EPFO database may have its own limitations, the estimate obtained from it can be used as a safe and consistent approximation.</b><p>As Prime …

Self-employment

Bumi, not booming

THE United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) is the dominant party in the coalition that has ruled Malaysia since independence in 1957. Only now, …

Kuala Lumpur

InfoGuide: Child Marriage

Child marriage remains widespread in developing countries, disproportionately affecting girls and endangering their lives and livelihoods. Rooted in …

Human Rights

Cyril Ramaphosa applauds employment initiative in Durban

President Cyril Ramaphosa has praised Volvo Group South Africa for its continuing investment in the country’s economy and commitment to the …

Business (South Africa)

Should Africa let Silicon Valley in?

African countries should be nervous about the big technology companies sweeping through their economies, knocking out established businesses and crushing startups before they have had a chance to blossom.<p>That’s the message from the anti-poverty charity Global Justice Now in a report that warns of …

Business

IFC seeks to help Azerbaijan boost competitiveness of agribusiness sector

May 20, 2018 (TREND News Agency via COMTEX) -- Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20<p>By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:<p>The International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to …

Azerbaijan

Why the Japanese are keen on SA

Executives from three hundred of Japan’s top companies landed in South Africa two weeks ago in an effort to explore investment opportunities here …

South Africa

1MDB: The fund that may have led to a Malaysia government's fall

May 20, 2018 5:00 AM<br>After sweeping into power in a shock victory on May 9, Malaysia's new government has swiftly set its sights on cleaning up the …

Asia

The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015 - Reports - World Economic Forum

EducationEmploymentAsset BuildingCorruption / RentsFinancialIntermediationBasic ServicesFiscal Transfers<p>Pillar 1 Education and Skills Development<p>To …

World Economy

Indonesia, South Africa organize forum to boost economic ties

The Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) Johannesburg, in cooperation with the Indonesian Consulate General in Cape Town, has organized the …

Indonesia

Consultation launched on transport plan to boost economy in Cheshire and Warrington

BUSINESSES and residents across Cheshire and Warrington are being urged to have their say on a new transport strategy for the region designed to …

Chester, UK

Economic diversification for just transition underway - CTU

Thursday’s budget shows that the economic diversification needed for a just transition for workers affected by climate change is under way, and the …

Fossil Fuels

Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2016 - Reports - World Economic Forum

Loading Economy…<p>Key Indicators:<p><b>Population</b> (millions)<p>Year<p>Source<p>Note<p><b>GDP</b> (US$ billions)<p>Year<p>Source<p>Note<p><b>GDP per capita</b> (US$)<p>Year<p>Source<p>Note<p><b>GDP (PPP) per</b> …

World Economic Forum

1MDB Bonds Soar After Mahathir Vows Full Probe of Embattled Fund

Bonds sold by Malaysia’s scandal-scarred state fund 1MDB jumped about 17 percent this week, more than any other quasi-sovereign dollar bond in the …

Kuala Lumpur

Africa Strategic Infrastructure Initiative - Reports - World Economic Forum

<b>In collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group</b><p>Preparing infrastructure programmes to attract private investment can be a complex and demanding …

World Economic Forum

Building sustainable financing and resilient systems for health security in East Asia and the Pacific

The East Asia and Pacific region is vital to global pandemic preparedness. The region has been the epicenter of emerging and re-emerging infectious …

Public Health

Malaysia anti-graft body summons ex-PM Najib for questioning

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A Malaysian official says former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been summoned for questioning in a money-laundering …

Money Laundering

Global Tampa Bay initiative seeks to grow direct foreign investment through expanded regional teamwork

TAMPA — A decade ago, the Great Recession put Hillsborough and Pinellas counties’ efforts to grow their foreign exports on hold.<p>But since then those …

Tampa Bay

Southern California’s foreign-owned businesses jump above 10,000, employ 428,000

Southern California is home to 10,378 foreign-owned businesses that employ 427,954 workers and generate nearly $27 billion in annual wages, according …

Southern California

Liberalising the African air traffic market will benefit the continent

In November 1988, the Ministers responsible for civil aviation in 40 African countries agreed a declaration on a new African air transport policy. …

Flying

Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017 - Reports - World Economic Forum

The Global Energy Architecture Performance index, prepared in collaboration with Accenture, is part of the World Economic Forum’s System initiative …

World Economic Forum

Malaysia’s Investment Path: Bumpy

Investors don’t know what to think about the political earthquake in Malaysia, which saw Prime Minister Najib Razak and the Barisan Nasional party, …

Stock Markets

UN and World Bank ink pact to spur cooperation on Global Goals

The agreement, known as the Strategic Partnership Framework (SPF), includes four key areas of cooperation.<p>The two institutions will cooperate in …

World Bank

The China-Japan Infrastructure Nexus: Competition or Collaboration?

China and Japan are fueling intensified efforts to build infrastructure in Southeast Asia. Both countries have placed infrastructure at the heart of …

China

Africa Competitiveness Report 2015 - Reports - World Economic Forum

The Africa Competitiveness Report was first published in 1998 and has, since 2007, been a biennial project highlighting areas that require policy …

World Economic Forum

Jewelry, cash filled designer bags seized from home of Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak

Malaysian police have seized a major haul of luxury goods from properties linked to ex-Premier Najib Razak. The raids are part of a corruption probe …

Economic Development

Dragnet Widens Around Ousted Malaysian Leader Najib Razak

On top of the 1MDB probe, investigations to include a 12-year-old murder case and abuse of power allegations<p>KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysia’s new government is taking an aggressive stance with its criminal investigation of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his family, broadening its probes beyond a …

Kuala Lumpur