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Business 27 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Aventis takes sweetened takeover bid from Sanofi

Franco-German Aventis has accepted an improved 53.7 billion euros (US$63.81bil) takeover bid from Sanofi-Synthelabo in a move creating the world's third largest drug company, people familiar with the situation said.

Business 17 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Martha Stewart resigns from her firm’s board

Martha Stewart has resigned as a board member and officer of her namesake company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc, which is reeling from the home decorating expert's conviction on charges of lying about a suspicious stock sale.

Health 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Generic vs branded drugs

AseanPlus News 01 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Drug firms woo doctors with freebies

SINGAPORE: One general practitioner (GP) bought US$10,000 (RM38,000) worth of medicine for his clinic and the drug company was so grateful it gave him a new refrigerator.

Business 23 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tech stocks up, blue chips falter in US

Technology stocks rose on Friday as investors stepped cautiously back into the market following declines earlier this week. But Merck Co Inc kept blue chips close to unchanged after the giant drug company scrapped its second experimental medicine in 10 days.

Health 02 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

A fishy tale


AseanPlus News 30 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Herbal therapy instead of HRT

RESEARCHERS at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found a Chinese herbal alternative for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that alleviates fears of possible harmful effects such as stroke and breast cancer, scientists said yesterday.

Business 01 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Creditors of failed Aussie drug company meet

Creditors met Monday to decide the future of Australia's largest nonprescription drug company, which declared bankruptcy after a massive recall of its products.

Nation 23 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Merdeka quest to reach Uhuru

Twenty Malaysians, led by a 70-year-old Tan Sri, will take the meaning of Merdeka to new heights on National Day when they attempt to plant the Jalur Gemilang on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

Business 18 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street surge lifts Asian markets

STOCK markets in Asia got a lift yesterday from the strong gains seen overnight on Wall Street after an economic report showed strength was returning to the US economy.