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Business 17 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Coming of age

TWO weeks ago, I participated in a charity run/walk organised by my bank. It was the day after my return from a dry and cold Beijing to a hot and humid Kuala Lumpur. In the past, I would have brushed aside the notion of acclimatisation.

Business 31 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Corporate governance and doing it right

OF late, the issue of governance has been in the limelight. I have just returned from the Asian Shadow Financial Regulation Committee (ASFRC) meeting, held in conjunction with the Asian Financial Management Conference in Singapore.

Business 20 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

E-reading: Revolution in the making or fading fad?

HSINCHU, Taiwan: The marriage of an American technology firm and a Taiwanese display panel manufacturer has helped make digital reading a prospective challenger to paper as the main medium for transmitting printed information.

Business 21 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Calif. utility stumbles on 1.4 milion years old fossils

RIVERSIDE, California: A utility company preparing to build a new substation in an arid canyon southeast of Los Angeles has stumbled on a trove of animal fossils dating back 1.4 million years that researchers say will fill in blanks in Southern California's history.

Business 20 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

2010: Disastrous Year, World gone wild

NEW YORK: This was the year the Earth struck back. Earthquakes, heat waves, floods, volcanoes, super typhoons, blizzards, landslides and droughts killed at least a quarter million people in 2010; the deadliest year in more than a generation. More people were killed worldwide by natural disasters this year than have been killed in terrorists in the past 40 years combined.

Business 03 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Visitors snap up 100 trillion Zimbabwe bank notes

HARARE, Zimbabwe: Western visitors to Zimbabwe are looking for zeros. They're snapping up old, defunct Zimbabwe bank notes, most notably the one hundred trillion Zimbabwe dollar bill, as an economic souvenir.

Business 11 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

6,000-year-old winery found in cave

WASHINGTON: The earliest known winery has been uncovered in a cave in the mountains of Armenia. A vat to press the grapes, fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,000 years ago were discovered in the cave complex by an international team of researchers.

Business 11 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Earliest known winery, 6,000-years-old, found

WASHINGTON: The earliest known winery has been uncovered in a cave in the mountains of Armenia. A vat to press the grapes, fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,000 years ago were discovered in the cave complex by an international team of researchers.

Business 13 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

A visit to Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong harbour

HONG KONG: Looking up at Hong Kong's skyline of soaring office towers and mammoth apartment complexes, it is hard to imagine that a short ferry ride could whisk you away from this bustling metropolis to another world, a world without high rises, cars or crowds.

Business 19 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia’s decision on nuclear power should come after due process

Ken Yeong writes on the hidden costs of going nuclear