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Business 26 May 2014 | 8:14 AM

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ESPN is considering selling online access to live Major League Soccer games to consumers without pay TV subscriptions, an experiment that could help the sports network find ways to generate revenue outside the traditional pay television system.

Business 13 May 2014 | 8:51 AM

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For Harlequin Enterprises Ltd, the romance novel publisher that News Corp agreed to buy for $415 million, the title of one of its latest offerings, "My Fair Billionaire," could well refer to Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch's News Corp said on Friday it would purchase Harlequin from Torstar Corp, owner of the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper by circulation.

Business 06 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

China tycoon sets sight on Norway, plans to invest US$111mil

SHANGHAI: A Chinese property tycoon shut out by Iceland after he sought to buy a vast tract of the country is turning his attention to Norway, he told AFP.

Business 02 May 2014 | 8:13 AM


WASHINGTON: After weeks of public outcry, Netflix Inc brought its concerns about Internet neutrality directly to U.S. regulators this week in meetings with Federal Communications Commission staff, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Business 31 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

China seizes US$14.5bil assets from Zhou's family, associates

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least 90 billion yuan (US$14.5bil) from family members and associates of retired domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China’s biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades, two sources said.

Business 29 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

ASA Malaysia to be more proactive and boost public awareness

BY the time Michael Tang retired in 2011 after nearly five decades in the advertising industry, he was glad to be out of it.

Business 21 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM

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NEW YORK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Manchester United won some much needed breathing space with its comeback in the Champions League on Wednesday after a series of losses on the pitch put pressure on the business model of one of the richest clubs in Europe.

Business 18 Mar 2014 | 8:12 PM

High Court dismisses duo’s appeal over Suremax shares manipulation

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur High Court has dismissed the appeal by Datuk Phillip Wong Chee Kheong and Francis Bun Lit Chun over their involvement in manipulating Suremax Group Bhd shares.

Business 12 Feb 2014 | 11:16 AM

China's Premier cements ban on new buildings in cost-saving drive

SHANGHAI: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for a complete halt to construction of new government buildings, training centers and hotels, throwing his weight behind a standing order that the authorities have had difficulty enforcing in recent months.

Business 14 Jan 2014 | 7:03 AM

Imelda Marcos' ex-secretary jailed 6 years for selling her painting for US$32mil

NEW YORK: Imelda Marcos' former secretary was sentenced on Monday to up to six years in a New York prison for a scheme to sell art that once belonged to the former Philippine first lady, including a Claude Monet water-lily painting that netted $32 million.