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Business 08 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

CNMC awards contract to Sinomine

PETALING JAYA: CNMC Goldmine Holdings Ltd is engaging Sinomine Resource (M) Sdn Bhd for diamond core drilling services valued at US$9.4mil (RM29mil) in Sokor, Kelantan.

Business 17 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Christie's posts record US$3.5bil first-half art sales

LONDON: Christie's announced record first-half art sales of 2.2 billion pounds ($3.5 billion) on Tuesday, a rise of 13 percent over the same period of 2011 and further evidence of the strength of the high end of the market.

Business 23 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Painting by Chile's Matta tops Latin American art sale at US$5mil

NEW YORK, May 22 (Reuters) - Chilean artist Roberto Matta's "La revolte des contraires" led Christie's Latin American art auction on Tuesday, selling for $5 million and setting a record for the artist viewed as a seminal figure bridging surrealism and abstract expressionism.

Business 16 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Richter helps Sotheby's contemporary sale hit target

LONDON (Reuters) - All six works by German artist Gerhard Richter on offer found buyers at Sotheby's London sale of contemporary art on Wednesday, helping to lift the auction total to the upper end of expectations.

Business 15 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bacon portrait fetches $34 million in London sale

LONDON (Reuters) - A portrait of a female nude by Francis Bacon sold for 21.3 million pounds at Christie's on Tuesday, helping bring the total for the post-war and contemporary evening sale in London to 80.6 million pounds.

Business 06 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

It’s not just about pay cheque but also passion

AMONG the many stories that have emerged in the global excitement over the Facebook initial public offering (IPO), I find the one about David Choe to be most interesting.

Business 24 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Megaupload shutdown unlikely to deter piracy

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The crackdown on file-sharing site Megaupload is expected to do little to reduce overall piracy of music, software and Hollywood movies, while potentially stifling emerging means of distributing content online.

Business 14 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Home online business as an alternative source of income

AS far as employment options go, the Internet has opened up a host of opportunities for people looking to make money outside their daily nine-to-five jobs. In fact, there have been many online ventures that started off at home and went on to find global success.

Business 30 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

HK plans to get tough with errant developers

HONG KONG: Hong Kong has proposed a new law that will slap fines and jail terms on developers that mislead buyers of new homes.

Business 16 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Countdown to barrier-free HDB estates

SINGAPORE: Retired teacher Alex Wong, 81, need not fear steps any more when he goes out to buy lunch or do grocery shopping.