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Business 30 Jun 2019 | 8:18 AM

China warns of long road ahead for deal with US after ice-breaking talks

BEIJING/OSAKA: China and the United States will face a long road before they can reach a deal to end their bitter trade war, with more fights ahead likely, Chinese state media said after the two countries' presidents held ice-breaking talks in Japan.

Business 27 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Alibaba aims to double global brands with new English portal

HONG KONG: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has set up a new website to double the number of global brands on its flagship online mall, taking an important step toward fulfilling its global ambitions.

Business 27 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

In business or politics, opportunities arise out of every crisis

Last Sunday, I dragged my wife to Old Town, Petaling Jaya to buy water containers due to the severe warnings by Public Waterworks Department of a water supply interruption for up to three days.

Business 07 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Hello Kitty heads for Hollywood

LONDON: One of Japan’s most beloved cat cartoon characters is headed for Hollywood.

Economy 05 Mar 2019 | 8:17 AM

China to slash taxes, boost lending to prop up slowing economy

BEIJING: China sought to shore up its slowing economy through billions of dollars in planned tax cuts and infrastructure spending, with economic growth at its weakest in almost 30 years due to weaker domestic demand and a trade war with the United States.

Business 11 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

China’s new tech soft power

Foreigners are tapping Chinese innovation to network and build businesses

Commodities 02 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rebuilding palm oil’s image

PRIMARY Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim proves me pleasantly wrong during a two-hour exclusive interview at her office in Putrajaya this week.

Business 29 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

A wishlist to the Education Minister

On your own by Tan Thiam Hock
AFTER my last article, Jacqueline from one of my active chat groups asked that I write a wish list to our Education Minister. Instead of talking about the IIUM president’s job that he insist on keeping, I challenged the group members to focus on our primary and secondary national schools by asking them to give me their personal top three wishes for the wish list that I can compile and message to Dr Maszlee Malik via this column.

Markets 15 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Expats in no rush to buy Chinese stocks

BEIJING: Amado Trejo, a business consultant from Mexico who’s worked in Shanghai for a decade, says he’s in no rush to buy Chinese stocks once a ban on trading by expatriates ends this week.

Corporate News 30 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAE to train 400 pilots for AirAsia

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Group Bhd wants CAE to train about 400 cadet pilots to support its growth in the various markets it operates over the next five years.