LEARNING WHILE HELPING The David family (above) opened EZ “Sari-sari” store with the help of young philanthropists Ethan Qua (lower left) and Zachary Lee. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS During the darkest days of COVID-19 pandemic, one thing that shone through was the Filipinos’ indomitable “bayanihan” spirit. As Charles Dickens wrote, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of … [Read more...] about Teenagers grow micro business amid pandemic
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Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts as she plays against US’ Amanda Anisimova during their women’s singles match on day two of the Roland-Garros Open tennis tournament at the Court Suzanne-Lenglen in Paris on May 23, 2022. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP) Naomi Osaka was knocked out of the French Open in the first round on Monday, 12 months after controversially quitting the … [Read more...] about Naomi Osaka’s French Open return ends in first round
Brunei is heavily dependent on its hydrocarbon resource wealth, which provides more than half of the nation’s income. The government has highlighted its concerns about the nation’s oil dependence, which leaves it vulnerable to economic shocks. Brunei sees diversification as integral to its economic development and has outlined plans to reduce oil dependency and develop other … [Read more...] about Moving Away from Oil: How Can Brunei Diversify its Economy?
KUALA LUMPUR: Boustead Plantations Bhd ’s net profit surged to RM435.16mil in the first quarter ended March 31, against RM12.22mil a year ago on disposal gain and higher palm product price. The planter recorded a pretax and zakat of RM509.5mil. This includes a gain on disposal of Kulai Young land of RM364.1mil. “Excluding the gain, the operational unaudited profit … [Read more...] about Boustead Plantations’ net profit surges to RM435mil in 1Q
Inflationary pressure INFLATION data for April 2022, which will be the key focus this week, is expected to remain at around 2%. Malaysia’s consumer price index (CPI) in March 2022 rose 2.2% to 125.6 against 122.9 in March 2021, surpassing the average inflation for the January 2011 to March 2022 period which stood at 1.9%. Bloomberg estimates a 2.2% growth year-on-year … [Read more...] about The week ahead – Inflationary pressure, Singapore CPI, GDP, Monetary policy decisions