Northern corridor to a better life

What is the Northern Corridor Economic Region project that covers Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak all about? In a nutshell, to eradicate hardcore poverty and to give the rural and farming folk a higher standard of living. THE masterplan for the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), to be launched at the end of this month, […]

Get involved in growth corridors

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government wants co-operatives to get involved in the country’s new growth corridors.  They should not be left out in these corridors, whether they are developed in Peninsular Malaysia or in Sabah and Sarawak, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.  The Prime Minister said this in a speech read out by Entrepreneur Development […]

IDR good for Johor, says envoy

JOHOR BARU: Johor’s position in the region will be elevated through the Iskandar Development Region (IDR), said Indian   High Commissioner to Malaysia Ashok K. Kantha.  “We believe IDR will provide an excellent platform for the upgrading of economic investment in the country.  “We would also like to see more Indian companies here,” he said […]

Settlements for foreign workers being studied

JOHOR BARU: The Government is studying the possibility of opening up settlements for the 2.1 million foreign workers to live in and to better monitor them.  Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad said such a system had been implemented in Dubai.  “I was supposed to have gone there (Dubai) but my trip […]

Four groups to work on IDR

JOHOR BARU: Four working groups have been formed to identify and prioritise specific projects between Malaysia and Singapore for the Iskandar Development Region.  They are expected to work on immigration matters, enhance transportation links and boost tourism co-operation and environmental collaboration.   Speaking at a Joint Ministerial Committee meeting, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department […]

Promising Economies and ETFs

Carl T. Delfeld submits: There is more than meets the eye to the outstanding performance of the Malaysian (EWM) and Singaporean (EWS) stock markets and the exchange-traded funds which track them. Their economies and markets are integrating, reducing the perceived risk of investing in Malaysia which on its own is a solid middle-income country with […]