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Business 19 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Attack the unknown enemy with every means available

JUST this Thursday morning, I had a review with my oncologist regarding a CT scan which was done on Monday. Somehow our conversation veered towards the attitude of cancer patients under her care. She was surprised that from experience, her jovial patients with a relaxed cheerful attitude somehow on average survived longer than her patients who moan and groan all the time. Her senior nurse, Rahimah who is ever present beside her nodded in agreement.

Business 15 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

The good, bad and ugly handphone

IF any friends or business associates had seen me recently in Bangsar, Midvalley and KLCC shopping malls walking around aimlessly with eyes fixated to my phone, please understand that I was not avoiding you. I was just trying to catch-up with my family playing Pokémon Go.

Economy 17 Sep 2016 | 1:42 PM

How big brands get your ‘Likes’

WE EACH hold a set of beliefs, values, and morals that make up who we are and dictates how we behave in society.

Banking 08 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Microsoft offers cloud services from UK data centres

LONDON: Microsoft Corp is introducing a complete set of cloud services from data centres in Britain, its second biggest market for cloud-based software after the United States, as demand for data localisation spreads around the world.

Economy 31 Aug 2016 | 4:35 AM

Not so scarce after all

RECIPROCITY is only one of the many ways that we, as consumers, are being influenced to buy, buy, buy.

Corporate News 25 Aug 2016 | 6:16 AM

Honda looks to revamped Acura NSX to fire up brand

TOKYO: With its aggressive design and six-figure price tag, Honda Motor Co's revamped NSX is a far cry from its "cheap and cheerful" Civic sedans, but the automaker is betting the sportscar launched in Japan on Thursday will turbo-charge its brand image.

Business 16 Jul 2016 | 1:15 PM

How placebos trick your brain

FEW psychological influencers are more well-known than the placebo effect: the mere thought of receiving a helpful pill, actually helps, even if there are no active substances in the pill at all. Most placebo medicines are made up of sugar and have the curing power equivalent to a peppermint.

Advertising & Media 23 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Redstone removes Viacom chief from trust

NEW YORK: Media mogul Sumner Redstone has ousted the head of Viacom from a trust with the power to take over his business interests, putting his daughter in position to control his US$40bil empire, a source close to the matter told AFP.

Analyst Reports 30 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

A life well lived

By the time the service began at 11 on the morning of April 27 in the cathedral splendour of Saint Mary’s along Jalan Raja, the car parks in the Royal Selangor Club, across the road, were full and the church itself was packed.

Economy 08 Feb 2016 | 10:51 AM

Will mental accounting help or hurt you?

Everybody knows about accounting: recording and structuring your financial transactions to help you get an overview of how much money is coming in, and how much money is going out. But what is mental accounting?