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Business 28 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

An art form for tea lovers

PURPLE Cane is no stranger to Chinese tea lovers. In fact, its very name is synonymous with tea and refined tea-brewing skills such as the so-called Kung Fu tea ceremony.

Business 31 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

All eyes on China’s forex swaps

On the chess board of currency politics, China has disclosed its end game in a striking show of confidence ahead of this week's Group of 20 summit in London.

Business 11 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Definite signs of trade recovery

Tan Sri Gnanalingam is optimistic of economic recovery, given the export opportunities that abound.

Business 01 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Duo show it’s possible to overcome failure

Ex-CAD director Glenn Knight and ex-MCA president share stage at leadership conference.

Business 04 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

We all avoid tax at one time or other; but is it wrong?

THE practice of tax avoidance is not a recent phenomenon. It probably began as much as 6,000 years ago when the local king in a small region of Mesopotamia eventually imposed fines on those who swam across the river to avoid the dues on the local ferry.

Business 29 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Hotel owners, like home owners, behind on payments

MIAMI (AP) - Like many home owners in the U.S., hotels are starting to drown in debt.They have been enticing travelers all year with sweet deals: credits for in-house spas and restaurants, up to 50 percent off five-star rooms, even free nights.

Business 05 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Up Close and Personal with Datuk Seri Panglima Andrew Sheng

DATUK Seri Panglima Andrew Sheng wears many hats. But over and above all the accolades and man-made positions, he is probably first and foremost a teacher. He has a way of making one think. One could sit for hours venturing onto new mental horizons with him.

Business 29 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Insights into inner workings of China

SCHOOL … I always loved school, still do. I was, therefore, overjoyed to receive an invitation from the Overseas Chinese Affair of the Chinese State Council (co-organisers are the Guangdong Province Overseas Chinese Affairs office, Peking University and Jinan University), for an eight-day 'Chinese Economy Senior Training Course for Overseas Chinese Young Entrepreneurs' in mid-November.

Business 20 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Off to the biggest market in the world

Tay Han Chong is optismistic about China and India's growth prospects.

Business 06 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Pangalos: Germany’s hard line on aid based on ‘racial approach’

LISBON: Germany's hard line on aid for Greece has been based on a 'moral, racial approach' and the prejudice that Greeks don't work enough, Greek Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos told a Portuguese newspaper.