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Technology 11 Mar 2016 | 6:48 AM

Malaysia is the most vulnerable country to internet scams in this region

KUALA LUMPUR: An Internet Scams study shows that the top three scams in Malaysia are ‘work from home’ fraud (30%); internet auction scams; (22%) and online dating scams (20%).

Economy 21 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

GST – a matter of interpretation

IN 10 more days, Malaysia shall enter into a new era where the price tags that you are familiar with will never be the same. While it is certain that no consumer shall escape from the fate of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), not everyone fully understands the implication of the GST at this juncture. This is inevitable as even the authorities themselves are sharing the similar conflicting views on many concerns and apparently grey areas.

Business 29 Sep 2014 | 8:59 AM

Hong Kong financial firms brace for disruptions as protests intensify

HONG KONG: Some Hong Kong financial firms advised staff to work from home on Monday or go to secondary offices after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators blocked parts of the city and clashed with police.

Business 29 Sep 2014 | 8:51 AM

Standard Chartered suspends certain HK operations

HONG KONG: Standard Chartered Plc has suspended some of its Hong Kong banking operations, including over-the-counter services and cheque deposits, until further notice due to "situations in certain areas", the Asia-focused lender said on Monday.

Technology 26 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

A dad, a daughter, an app

This week’s column is about a man I met during Echelon, a regional startup conference, that was held in Singapore just a couple of weeks back.

Business 07 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Making a mark in fashion

There’s something about soft and sensual chiffon that appeals to celebrity designer Calvin Thoo.

Business 08 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

An unconventional business model pays off for couple

THE LIVES of lives of King Ban Hui, 37, and his wife Jamie Ong Yuen Kwan, 35, are are tightly intertwined with creativity.

Business 08 Oct 2013 | 7:51 AM

Purpose-driven work

A career is more than just good pay and fringe benefits.

Business 09 Aug 2013 | 7:27 AM

US Justice Department Targets Banks Serving Online Payday Lenders

WASHINGTON: The U.S. government has issued subpoenas to banks and other companies that handle payments for an array of questionable financial ventures, including online payday lenders, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Justice Department officials.

Business 06 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

Tweak the environment

Changing habits can be as easy as changing the surroundings