Author Archives: Reuters

WHO challenged to eradicate malaria

LONDON: Malaria can be eradicated within a generation and the World Health Organisation (WHO) should not shy away from this “goal of epic proportions”, global health experts said on Sunday….

Singapore leader in waiting seen

SINGAPORE: Mild-mannered, studious and seen as “cut from the same cloth” as his predecessors, Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will face the daunting task of reshaping a struggling economy…

‘Palm-oil-free’ items removed by Mydin

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s biggest supermarket chain Mydin has removed products labelled palm-oil-free from its stores, its top executive said yesterday, as part of a campaign by the world’s second-largest producer…

US factory activity shrinks

WASHINGTON: US manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in three years in August, with new orders and hiring declining sharply as trade tensions weighed on business confidence, raising financial…

Australia’s economy hits decade low

SYDNEY: Australia’s much-vaunted economy grew at its slowest pace in a decade last quarter as cash-strapped consumers went on strike, an urgent argument for more monetary and fiscal stimulus as…

Marvel superheroes power up Lego’s sales

COPENHAGEN: Models of superheroes and villains from Marvel’s ‘Avengers’ movies helped lift first-half sales at Lego, as the Danish toymaker continued its turnaround drive with investments in China, India, the…

Indonesia eyes VAT for tech firms

JAKARTA: Indonesia is preparing a bill that will make tech firms such as Alphabet Inc’s Google and Amazon pay value added tax (VAT), Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said. Such…