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Economic gains possible for Malaysia

Is the outbreak of bird flu a disaster or a blessing? With our local poultry operators apparently shielded from the impact of the growing crisis for the time being, prospects are now abound for Malaysia to take advantage of the current situation and gain some economic opportunity out of it.

Yahoo’s fourth-quarter earnings jump 62%

Yahoo! Inc rode a rising wave of online advertising to a 62% increase in its fourth-quarter profit, continuing the Internet powerhouse's robust recovery from the dotcom downturn.

China Inc tip-toes out of dark ages

B>C/B>hina's largest listed bank forgets to calculate net profit. The smaller of the nation's two mobile carriers leaves out last year's earnings.

More toll operators tapping PDS: RAM

THE recent revival of several road projects that had been stalled in the wake of the 1997/98 financial crises is expected to prompt more toll concessionaires to opt for private debt securities (PDS) in the near to intermediate future.

ECM Libra-SPI deal highlights three talented people

THE latest takeover deal involving ECM Libra, a small investment banking outfit, and South Peninsular Industries Bhd (SPI) highlights the strength of the three partners that control ECM Libra.

Dr M: Perwaja failed due to poor management

PERWAJA Steel Sdn Bhd failed because the people who ran it did not fully understand the steel-making process and technology involved, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Motorola to spin off struggling chip business

Motorola Inc is to spin ff its semiconductor unit into a separate firm as it focuses more closely on its battle with Nokia in the mobile phone market. The move by the world's No. 2 mobile phone maker, announced late on Monday, was not a surprise but came sooner than expected.

Philips is a major player in healthcare sector

IT'S not generally known in Malaysia, but Philips is a major player in the fast-growing medical equipment industry.

Coming of age of Ayurveda

THE ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda originated in India more than 6,000 years ago, yet only in recent years has it started to make impressive strides in Malaysia. Its late entry into Malaysia is surprising, given the relatively large Indian population in the country.

Namibia economy seen flourishing

DIAMOND-RICH Namibia, which achieved independence in 1990 after a bush war of almost 25 years, is making strides on the economic front and promoting itself as the gateway to South Africa.

Life Inspired has a chic new look

2020 is all about change, and Life Inspired did just that with a fresh makeover!

This month, we speak to 3 female icons about empowerment and more - read it for FREE this week.