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Business 26 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM


Analyst and author Michael G. Pento examines how policies by the public and private sectors have led to the present debt crisis and suggests solutions to mitigate the disaster. He delves into history, compares the state of the United States, European Union and Japanese economies and speculates on the sustainability of the fiat currency model.

Business 18 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Even the largest of companies often started small

GREAT companies always draw the interest of potential investors, suppliers, shareholders and yes, their customers! It should be noted that great businesses were small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) or startups once upon a time. It is the persistence, innovation and entrepreneurship that drives a company towards success through various business cycles.

Business 05 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Nestle reinforces strategic direction to be the leader in nutrition, health and wellness

NESTLE SA, the world’s largest food company, is looking at sustaining its growth in the various food categories globally this year despite the softening in demand triggered by the slow recovery in the world economy.

SME 02 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Learning to truly see

Life can sometimes be filled with hurt and frustration. It is due to the fact that we live half-heartedly and not a total life.

Business 10 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

Be savvy about savvy investors

PSSST! Are you looking for an easy way to make money in the stock market? Of course you are! Well, here’s a three-step plan that can’t go wrong.

SME 24 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Overcoming challenging times

Every one is fighting a battle every day. Sometimes, the battles are small while at times, they seem insurmountable and make us want to throw in the towel.

Business 14 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Stress of car ownership

FOLLOWING my article on cooling off measures for car purchases published last month, I received quite a fair bit of feedback from friends and readers. One of the readers commented that “owning a car is a very expensive hobby.” This made me ponder on the subject.

Business 09 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Soy sauce is sexy

CHINA’S biggest soy sauce maker gained 30% on its first day of trading. Foshan Haitian Flavouring &Food. Not a very sexy name if you ask me!

Business 29 Jul 2014 | 7:48 AM

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

SAN FRANCISCO: OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on Monday, weeks after Facebook Inc admitted to misleading users in a psychological study.

Business 27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Dung is good… pain is better!

A FEW months ago, I read one of Ajahn Brahm’s short stories from his book Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? and it got me thinking about “pain”. Ajahn Brahmavamso Mahathera (also known as Ajahn Brahm or Peter Betts), studied at Cambridge and later became a Buddhist monk. He believes that the difference between a happy person and a depressed one is how we respond to difficulties and disasters in our life.