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SE Asia looks to Taiwan as recycling pioneer

Reducing waste is becoming a global priority amid growing calls for more aggressive action on climate change and plastic pollution.

Yi Gang: China has lots of policy room if trade war...

People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang says the nation has “tremendous” room to adjust monetary policy if the trade war with the US deepens.

National Education Policy Review Committee submits report

The 13-member committee was appointed on Oct 18 last year and given until April 30 to prepare a full report on proposed changes.

Macron to unveil new measures on Monday to allay ‘yellow vest’...

Emmanuel Macron launched his 'Grand National Debate' on Jan 15 to try end the biggest crisis of his presidency.

The move from STEM to STREAM will boost employment

With the shift from STEM to STREAM, as well as the introduction of 'streamless' schools, our education system will help develop the soft skills that employers want.

Understanding what Insurance Assignment is all about

An Insurance Assignment is the transfer of ownership from the Policy Owner to another person.

Forget manufacturing, go for agriculture, activist tells Sabah govt

Local activist Zainnal Ajamain says Sabah should make use of its vast tracts of land and strategic position to become the food basket of the region.

US, China trade deal leaves currencies as fighting ground

For China, a weaker dollar will lead to a stronger yuan, pressuring officials to halt its appreciation as the economy slows.

Everything you should know about your first insurance policy

Read on for the most common yet important questions you should ask when buying your first insurance policy for yourself or your children.

Singapore dollar bulls look to CPI to keep MAS on hawkish...

A gauge of the country’s nominal effective exchange rate is showing signs of weakness amid continued global trade tensions and a slowdown in China.

Singapore plans cautious budget with an eye on election

While not expected to be as headline-grabbing as last year, the 2019 budget will cover a range of familiar policy priorities.

US Senate passes pro-Israel bill

The Senate backed the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act on Tuesday, before Trump's annual State of Union speech.

How govt policies can determine home prices

Government policy can help turn the direction of the property market to something more preferable or desirable.

Thai policy interest rate won’t keep rising, says central bank chief

Veerathai Santiprabhob says unlike in the past, any policy tightening will not be continuous and will be data-dependent.

DAP’s Stephen Wong unapologetic about accepting Datukship

Sabah DAP chairman says previously there were no clear instructions from the party and it would be disrespectful to the governor to reject the award.

BNM Governor: Effective policy-making needs global perspective

Shamsiah Mohd Yunus says central banks cannot function in isolation and must cooperate with each other at the national, regional and international levels.

Automakers lose policy clout in EU as tougher emission caps loom

The bloc will likely ignore pleas regarding the next set of proposed reduction targets.

Will your car insurer pay for damage from floods?

Time to check whether your car insurance policy covers vehicle damage due to floods and fallen trees during a heavy downpour.

MEF regrets Putrajaya’s flip-flop on foreign workers levy

Its executive director Shamsuddin Bardan says there will be a meeting with other industry players where they hope to reach a consensus on the issue.

Britain outlines post-Brexit farm policy in bill

Under the devolution of agricultural policy in the United Kingdom, Scotland will not take powers from the bill.

PM says will cancel contracts, licences of Bumiputeras who don’t deliver

Saying it is no use talking about ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ if they remain ‘coolies’, Mahathir Mohamad reminds Bumiputeras not to sell licences and contracts given to them to non-Bumiputeras.

Mexico says US trade deal will send a ‘signal’ on currency...

Guajardo suggested that disputes over currency transparency could play out under Nafta’s Chapter 20 state-to-state settlement process.

Mattis says US won’t suspend more South Korea military drills

Mattis said he’s working in coordination with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s diplomatic efforts, but he also signalled that smaller-scale exercises are going ahead.

Tesla, Apple should disclose labour policies

CtW Investment Group is sending letters seeking disclosure on their policies that it says can set workers up for reduced mobility, lower pay or inability to escape workplace harassment.