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Business 27 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

100% rise in Isuzu Malasia first quarter sales

Isuzu Malaysia Sdn Bhd's first-quarter sales have shown a 100% increase over its 302 units sold in the same period last year. Underlining the growing popularity of its pick-up truck, especially in east Malaysia, the Isuzu D-Max recorded sales of 607 units up to March 2007, the company said in a statement.

Business 14 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Alcan chief executive to head new Rio Tinto Alcan

Alcan Inc chief executive Dick Evans is set to head the world's largest aluminium producer after wringing a top dollar takeover bid from Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto.

Business 09 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Lenovo keen to take over Packard Bell

Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's No. 3 maker of personal computers, wants to take over a mid-tier PC manufacturer valued at about US$800mil to bolster a barely profitable European arm.

Business 21 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Taiwan firms top Forbes Best Under A Billion list

Taiwan's small and mid-size companies lead the pack of the best 200 companies in Asia with turnover of under US$1bil, according to the I>Forbes Asia/I>'s 2007 Best Under A Billion ranking.

Business 15 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia moves up four spots to 19th in world competitiveness

Malaysia moved up four spots to 19th place this year in terms of competitiveness, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2008.

Business 23 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Vincent Tan among richest in Malaysia

Berjaya Corp Bhd chairman and chief executive officer Tan Sri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun has joined Malaysia's billionaires' club with a net worth of US$1.3bil, up nearly US$1bil from last year, according to the latest ranking by I>Forbes Asia./I>

Business 01 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Motorola posts small second quarter profit

NEW YORK (AP) - In a sign that it may be finally turning its fortunes around, Motorola Inc. surprised investors Thursday by reporting a small profit for the second quarter and revealing it had shipped more cell phones than in the first quarter. Its shares soared.

Business 08 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Ronaldo returns; Owen rues another Capello shutout

LONDON (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo returns after injury for Portugal, Adriano is recalled from the cold for Brazil, Michael Owen is still shut out by England coach Fabio Capello.

Business 07 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Tough road ahead for man in the street

The recently unveiled RM7bil stimulus package doesn't impress Tejvinder Singh Randhawa, 29. Tejvinder is one of many Malaysians who doubt that the economy will improve much in the next 12 months.

Business 06 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

US auto sales plunge whopping 36% in Dec

DETROIT (AP) - Huge rebates and zero-percent loans couldn't overcome economic uncertainty as U.S. auto sales plunged 36 percent in December, capping a dismal year that saw sales free-fall by 2.9 million vehicles from 2007.