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Reclusive Kiwi tycoon unwraps packaging ambitions with US deal

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: The reclusive New Zealand billionaire buying the U.S. maker of Hefty brand trash bags to create the world's second-biggest packaging business started out as a tow truck driver and bounced back from the brink of bankruptcy more than a decade ago to become his country's richest person.


Will brain drain lead to a drought in FDIs?

A RECENT article in a local newspaper entitled: 'Why we are losing our top students to Singapore,' bemoaned the fact that Singapore is increasingly successful at wooing Malaysian Chinese independent school leavers with scholarships, university entrance examination waivers, permanent residency or even citizenship.


What’s the next big thing for KL?

Prashant Kumar feels that KL needs to reinvigorate itself.


Boosting brand equity through CR

WHEN the global economic crisis hit last year, one of the first few activities that got slashed from the budget was corporate responsibility (CR).


The push and pull factors

THERE are reasons why people leave the country of their birth. Usually, it is for the sake of their children's education and future. Or it could be their own personal professional advancement. Or it could be a slew of reasons to do with the socio-economic and political factors.


Every Malaysian counts

WHEN Malaysians voted for a change in the 2008 elections, they did not realise the impact their voting would have on the nation. Many changes have since occurred - some welcomed, some certainly not.


London mayor warns of exodus of top bankers

LONDON: London Mayor Boris Johnson has warned that thousands of high earning bankers will flee London because of the government's tougher taxes on bonuses.


Strategy for sustainability

The Star will be featuring a series of articles in conjunction with the StarBiz-ICR Malaysia Corporate Responsibility Awards 2009. The programme is a partnership between The Star and Institute of Corporate Responsibility Malaysia, and is supported by the Securities Commission and Bursa Malaysia Bhd. The working partners are the association of Chartered CertifiedAccountants, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Securities Industry Development Corp while the official sponsors are HSBC Bank ( M) Bhd and Canon Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd.





Up Close and Personal

Booz Co chairman Joe Saddi shares his excitement over Malaysia's potential.