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Business 11 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

US health groups offer US$2 trillion in cost savings

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama's plan to provide medical insurance for all Americans took a big step toward becoming reality Sunday after leaders of the health care industry offered US$2 trillion in spending reductions over 10 years to help pay for the programme.

Business 24 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Obama budget to rescue economy, expand healthcare

President Barack Obama's budget this week will set out big goals: to rescue the economy from freefall, expand US healthcare coverage and move within a few years to slash huge deficits.

Business 21 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Beauty powers brands

THE famous lines above refers to the absolute power that beauty has, through the ages, wielded over men and driven them to fight wars or throw caution to the wind.

Business 11 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Challenges in Islamic finance

Many books have been written onIslamic financial markets butIntroduction to Islamic Finance:Theory and Practice by Zamir Iqbal,Abbas Mirakhor (John Wiley) is thefirst book to introduce all of theessential topics in one volume.

Business 13 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Middle Kingdom

The middle class is theincreasing focus of attentionfor both consumer spendingand social harmony

Business 13 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Watches keep him ticking

The first thing one notices of Rolf W. Schnyder is his uncanny zest for life: The septuagenarian prances around with a spring in his step and a twinkle in his eye. He could put many of those half his age (these writers included) to shame with his seemingly boundless energy.

Business 17 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Twenty firm orders for Malaysia’s first sports car

MALAYSIA'S first sports car, the I>Esna Venere/I>, is likely to roll out next year and confirmed orders have been received from 20 buyers.

Business 07 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Life begins anew for ex-Accenture MD

FISHERMEN in old Malacca, Achilles of Troy, and Simon and Garfunkle are widely disparate topics not normally discussed in i>StarBiz/iinterviews. But Datuk Larry Gan, who has just retired from Accenture as its country managing director after 25 years there, somehow makes them all gel for senior analyst K.P. LEE who caught up with him last week as he embarks on the next phase of his life journey.