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Match courses with jobs to reduce jobless grads, says TalentCorp

TalentCorp manager of industry partnerships Noor Asmaliza Romlee says these shortages are being filled by foreign experts.

Malaysia’s rubber gloves in demand, but not enough people make them

Manpower shortage has been a problem since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad cut reliance on cheap foreign labour.

There’s shortage of polling centres in Sabah, Sarawak, says ERC head

Abdul Rashid Rahman says people from rural areas fail to come out to vote due to transportation problems.

Food and fuel dominate imports in Zimbabwe’s efforts to keep economy...

Zimbabwe imported almost US$80 million’s worth of diesel last month, 30% less than in June

Doing away with highly-skilled expats will hit us badly, say employers

They point out that out of the half million unemployed locals, 200,000 of them graduates, most don’t have the required technical skills.

Sabah opposition fears typhoid cases linked to bad water after contracts...

Richard Yong accuses the Warisan-led government of ignoring consumers in terminating the contracts of water treatment concessionaires.

Shortage of medicines at hospitals due to e-procurement problems

As a result, some hospitals have to limit medicines to patients from one month to a week or two.

Israel’s tech sector faces challenge from shortage of workers

The sector accounts for about 45% of Israel's exports but about 15,300 positions remain open.

Aid pours into Indonesian city stricken by quake-tsunami

Planeloads of food, clean water and other essentials were landing with increasing frequency at Palu on Sulawesi island.

Germany to ease immigration rules to tackle worker shortage

With unemployment at a record low since reunification, companies in Europe's biggest economy have been complaining that a chronic shortage in workers is threatening growth.

Malaysia Airlines records stable Q2 performance

Airline is facing escalating fuel prices, industry-wide overcapacity and pilot shortages.

World’s priciest precious metal set to blossom as shortage looms

The silver-white element, named after the Greek word for rose, could go even higher as output is squeezed by the woes facing South Africa’s platinum industry.

China braces for a summer power crunch

Parts of China are at risk of electricity shortages as the nation’s distribution networks struggle to cope with soaring temperatures and the fastest power consumption growth since 2011.

CO2 shortage puts beer supplies in danger until September

The gas, which gives soda its fizz and is used to package food, and even stun pigs before slaughter, is in short supply due to a high number of closures at ammonia plants that produce CO2.

Iran calls for calm after water protests, clashes

The protests regarding water shortages took place in Khorramshahr.

Shortage of women at BOE may lead lawmakers to reject future...

That means the Treasury Committee could decide not to approve an appointment to any of the BOE’s policy boards if it felt insufficient effort had been made to find a more diverse candidate.

Sweltering Europe loses its fizz as CO2 shortage hits drinkers

Europe is currently experiencing a shortage of industrial carbon dioxide.

Etihad tells pilots they can join rival Emirates on secondment

The agreement is also likely to help Emirates, where a pilot shortage forced it to cancel some flights this summer. Management had said the shortage was a short-term issue.

Tempers fray, fists fly in India’s daily battle for water

Studies by the United Nations and other groups have warned that the country's water crisis will worsen unless action is taken.

Brazil cuts fuel prices after strike leaves food, fuel scarce

The cut was valued at 0.46 reais a litre.

US power grid ready for summer, but California and Texas are...

California and Texas could face power and natural gas shortages in the coming months.

Côte d’Ivoire city feels effects of drought

A water shortage caused by a drought has struck the city of Bouaké.

Canada seeks US help to solve EpiPen shortage

EpiPens deliver a potentially life-saving dose of the generic drug epinephrine via an automatic injector. They are all made at a single Pfizer Inc facility near St Louis, Missouri.

World needs ‘greener’ water policies as demand rises, UN says

Approximately 3.6 billion people live in areas prone to water shortages.