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Business 14 Mar 2014 | 8:03 AM

China PM warns on economic slowdown as data fans stimulus talk

BEIJING: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warned on Thursday that the economy faces "severe challenges" in 2014 - comments that came as weak data fanned speculation the central bank would relax monetary policy to support stuttering growth.

Business 18 Apr 2014 | 8:47 AM

In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults

NEW YORK: Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.

Business 22 Apr 2014 | 8:02 AM

US top court asks if Coca-Cola juice label is misleading

WASHINGTON: US Supreme Court justices grilled a lawyer for Coca-Cola Co on Monday, asking why a juice label touting the presence of pomegranates and blueberries should not be considered misleading if the drink contained just a trace of the fruits.

Business 16 Apr 2014 | 8:06 AM

Intel's CEO talks up tablets

SAN FRANCISCO: Intel Corp's first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street's estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track.

Business 08 Apr 2014 | 3:21 PM

Is the Boy back? El Nino could appear this year

SINGAPORE: The chance of an El Nino weather event developing in 2014 now exceeds 70%, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday, raising the prospect of damaging floods and droughts across the globe.

Business 15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Leading the way in landscaping

The Garden of Eden may have been an earthly paradise inhabited by the first man and woman, but generally in today’s highly urbanisedworld, a garden is a planned space to grow, cultivate and enjoy plants and other forms of nature, including artificial water features.

Economy 15 Apr 2014 | 9:57 AM

China to prioritise environment over growth

BEIJING: Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation said

Business 13 Apr 2014 | 4:24 PM

Wall St Week Ahead-Stocks face earnings blues after tech selloff

NEW YORK: The wrenching selloff in US high-growth technology and biotech shares could leave investors braced for more than a minor pullback when earnings pick up speed next week.

SME 21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Pulling a rabbit from the hat

Warrant Officer 1 Temenggong Datuk Kanang anak Langkau is famous for being among Malaysia’s most valiant soldiers during the communist insurgency.

Business 22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

Company set up to armour ordinary cars

A series of high-profile gun crimes rocked the nation last year, with the most shocking one involving a senior government officer.