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Business 15 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Defining role of governance


Business 28 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Find out what works best and pitfalls to avoid in franchising

In this final article in a three part series FranNet Asia president Lim Soo Kong discusses things to avoid after buying a franchise business.

Business 20 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Do fathers spend quality time with their children?

YESTERDAY was Father's Day. Those seduced by the advertising promotions in the past two weeks would probably have coughed up a tidy sum for a nice present for dad.

Business 25 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

A Cuban housing market? Gov't is lifting a taboo

HAVANA (AP) - Each morning before the sun rises too high, Cubans gather at a shaded corner in central Havana, mingling as though at a cocktail party. The icebreaker is always the same: What are you offering?

Business 25 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Skills and expertise needed when marketing foreign property

Thean Lee Cheng relates why marketing a property, especially one that is in a foreign land, requires the know-how of laws concerning home ownership.

Business 10 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Rental eases in London market

A residental lettings agency urges Malaysian investors in London properties to be “realistic about rentals” as the market has shown signs of easing in some locations since the second half of last year.

Business 30 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Hurricane Sandy strengthens as storm barrels toward coast

NEW YORK BOSTON: Hurricane Sandy, the Atlantic's largest-ever tropical storm, will strike the East Coast today with a life-threatening surge, emptying the streets of the nation's largest cities and lashing a region of 60 million with gales, rain and even snow.

Business 01 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Art auctions appear to be a bankable and profitable platform for investors

With many investment opportunities present in the market, investors across the nation may be figuring out where best to park their cash.

Business 01 Nov 2013 | 9:53 AM

Double whammy for buyers

THE recent budget dropped a double whammy for property buyers — an increase in real property gains tax (RPGT), ranging from 30% to 15% within five years, and the prohibition of Developer Interest Bearing Schemes (DIBS) where developers pay for interest on buyers’ loans during construction.

Business 04 Jan 2014 | 8:13 PM

Boeing machinists approve contract securing 777X jet

SEATTLE/NEW YORK: Boeing's machinists on Friday narrowly approved a crucial labor contract that secured thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of economic activity for Washington state but will cost workers their pensions.