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Business 07 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

French court: Continental guilty in Concorde crash

PONTOISE, France: A French court convicted Continental Airlines and one of its mechanics in Texas of manslaughter for setting off a chain of events that sent a supersonic Concorde crashing into a hotel outside Paris a decade ago, killing 113 people and marking the beginning of the sleek jet's demise.

Business 04 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Extending the borders of taxation

MODERN-DAY tax systems have moved a long way from those of medieval states where state assets had long been a source of government revenue. Rome had a sixth of its income from state-owned land while Athens and Renaissance Genoa had their own silver and alum mines respectively.

Business 10 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Apple publishes guidelines for app approval

NEW YORK: Apple Inc. on Thursday gave software developers the guidelines it uses to determine which programs can be sold in its App Store, yet it reserved for itself broad leeway in deciding what makes the cut.

Business 03 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

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.

Business 17 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

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.

Business 07 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

What’s the next big thing for KL?

Prashant Kumar feels that KL needs to reinvigorate itself.

Business 17 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

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).

Business 06 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

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.

Business 04 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

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.

Business 16 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

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.