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Business 16 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Impressive jury line-up for Cannes Lions

THE 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will have a stellar line-up of jury presidents as it marks 60 years of celebrating creativity.

Business 07 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Portrait fetches US$42mil, high sales underlines strength of high-end art market

LONDON: A portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne painted by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani a year before his death in 1920 sold on Wednesday for 26.9 million pounds, above the high estimate set by Christie's auctioneers.

Business 06 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Picasso's portrait of his mistress fetches US$45mil, leads patchy Sotheby's sale

LONDON: A Pablo Picasso portrait of his mistress and "golden muse" Marie-Therese Walter sold for 28.6 million pounds on Tuesday, leading a patchy Sotheby's auction of impressionist, modern and surrealist art where some lots disappointed.

Business 22 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

The thrill of trance music

Often misunderstood by many, trance music is not only good for partygoers.

Business 01 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

The under-developed asset: women

Unlocking the potential of female workforce is an important key to drive the economy, and could substantially advance Malaysia to a high-income status

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 30 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

World's highest paid musician earns US$100mil a year

LOS ANGELES: You may be singing Call Me Maybe or dancing Gangnam Style to this year's music, but it was veteran hip-hop artist Dr. Dre who topped Forbes' list of the 25 highest-paid musicians in 2012, released on Thursday.

Business 23 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Pavilion REIT Chairman Lim reported to be worth RM3bil

KUALA LUMPUR: Desmond Lim Siew Choon became a billionaire developing a high-end retail mall and an office tower in Kuala Lumpur, wooing Middle Eastern investors and listing the properties as a real estate investment trust.

Business 13 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Someone in Asia bought a wrist watch for US$3.6mil, an American bought one for even more to set a record

GENEVA: An Asian collector bought a platinum chronograph Patek Philippe wristwatch owned by British rock guitarist Eric Clapton for 3.44 million Swiss francs at auction on Monday, Christie's said.

Business 03 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

What you did not know about the ad industry

IN the early years of independence, there were only a few professional advertising agencies operating in Kuala Lumpur. Among them were Cathay (later Ted Bates), Grant (later Bozell), Masters, Millington, Benson, Young, Fortune, MarkLin, Clover (Kenneth Ang) Concorde and Progress. Of course, the one local hero is Union 45.