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‘Balancing of raising rates too much versus not enough’

WASHINGTON: The US central bank is aiming to prolong the economic expansion but must balance the risk of raising interest rates too much or not enough, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said. Amid increasing concerns in financial markets that the Fed will have to become more aggressive to head off inflation, Powell likened the job to […]

UK business breathes sigh of relief at draft Brexit deal

LONDON: British businesses breathed a sigh of relief after the cabinet gave its backing to a draft Brexit deal that still faces numerous hurdles in Brussels and London. The pound rose to around US$1.3016 after Prime Minister Theresa May announced she had received the backing of her ministers, compared to US$1.2977 at close of trading […]

‘Good education starts in primary schools’

MIRI: Without discipline, focus, good character and strong family support, the knowledge that has been imparted to children by teachers and parents during their six years in primary school will be useless when these students enter secondary school. “Students’ excellence does not start in secondary school, it is just a continuation of learning from the […]

Women leadership initiative to boost women’s capabilities in corporate sector — Dr Wan Azizah

SUBANG JAYA: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is in the process of setting up a Women Development Initiative to boost women’s competitiveness in the public and corporate sectors. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said through this initiative, women will be given training, encouragement and leadership skills to hold […]