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Business 30 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Ideas are never weird, just different

SO what will entrepreneur Derek Sivers speak on when he takes to the stage at TEDxKL next month? It is almost impossible to tell just by examining the videos of his past TEDTalks.

Business 13 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Poll: Best country in the world for women is Canada, worst India(update)

LONDON: Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world's biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed on Wednesday.

Business 31 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

General Motors signs US$600mil Man United deal day after marketing executive exit

DETROIT: General Motors Co signed a sponsorship deal with Manchester United on Monday after rewording the terms negotiated with the popular English soccer club by the U.S. automaker's ousted global marketing chief.

Business 31 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Apple, Samsung patent trial starts with jury selection

SAN JOSE, California{ A Google employee, at least five patent owners and plenty of iPhone and iPad consumers were among the potential jurors summoned to court on Monday in a high-stakes U.S. patent battle between Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

Economy 13 Nov 2013 | 12:59 PM

New swaps regulator must prove mettle in Wall St reform

President Barack Obama on Tuesday named Timothy Massad, a lawyer who oversaw the US government's US$700bil bank bailout programme, as the next head of one of Wall Street's most powerful supervisors.

Economy 08 Nov 2013 | 10:34 AM

All that Twitter is gold or tech bubble?

Twitter Inc shares jumped 73% in a frenzied trading debut that drove the seven-year-old company's market value to around US$25bil and evoked the heady days of the dot-com bubble.

Business 20 Dec 2013 | 6:38 AM

Lower-cost surprises drive Hollywood toward record year

LOS ANGELES: As Ron Burgundy returns to the big screen this weekend in the "Anchorman" sequel, it's kind of a big deal, as the fictional newsman would say, for Hollywood's entire year.

Business 10 Jan 2014 | 6:47 AM

Europe's bankers, investors flock to "The Wolf Of Wall Street"

STOCKHOLM: Bankers across Europe are filling cinema seats for a sneak peek at "The Wolf of Wall Street", booking out theatres and rolling out the red carpet for clients eager to see a film about excesses in their own high-flying industry

Business 14 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Gym operators offering new routines for fitness junkies

IN 2013, we were told that Malaysia was the most obese nation in South-East Asia. For many, it was not a surprise.

Business 10 Feb 2014 | 9:57 AM

Chastened HTC turns to cheaper smartphones for profits

TAIPEI/NEW YORK: Smarting from growing losses, Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp says it will expand its range of cheaper products as it fixes off-target marketing for its premium smartphones.