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Business 17 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Riding on World Cup fever

TO many, the FIFA World Cup that will take place this June in South Africa could not have come at a more opportune time - just after a global economic downturn.

Business 22 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

What has a football team to do with managing a workforce?

WITH less than 100 days to the FIFA World Cup 2010, I couldn't resist striking a reference to the much awaited event. Running a football team is very much like managing an organisation's team.

Business 14 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Less work, more sex and leisure during WCup?

IT'S the FIFA World Cup season. The world's a stadium and everyone's having a ball of a time. The football fans at least.

Business 24 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

GAB’s World Cup promo pays off seeing sales jump

PETALING JAYA: Guinness Anchor Bhd's (GAB) RM10mil promotion during the month-long 2010 FIFA World Cup was well worth it as its trade partners' outlets, pubs and coffeeshops saw an average 30% increase in sales during the period compared with average month sales.

Business 05 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Guinness Anchor Q4 profit jumps 30%

PETALING JAYA: Guinness Anchor Bhd's (GAB) net profit jumped 30.2% to RM35.7mil for the fourth quarter ended June 30, from RM27.4mil a year ago, boosted by higher sales during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Business 21 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Adex expected to ease in second half

KUALA LUMPUR: Total advertising expenditure (adex) is expected to ease in the second half of 2010 after peaking in the middle of the year due to the FIFA World Cup, said BBDO/Proximity Malaysia group chief executive Jennifer Chan.

Business 04 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

World Cup tourney and Budget lift Guinness Anchor profit

PETALING JAYA: Guinness Anchor Bhd (GAB) recorded a growth of 44.9% in net profit to RM38.7mil for its first quarter ended Sept 30 from a year ago largely buoyed by commercial activities during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and speculative buying before Budget 2011 announcement.

Business 21 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Coca-Cola in thick of World Cup

With the 2006 FIFA World Cup in full swing, the official corporate partner and long-standing sponsor, Coca-Cola, is keeping very busy.

Business 07 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

World Cup brings cheers to beer firms

Late nights and blurry eyes, and a cold beer accompanied by a snack or roast peanuts are synonymous with the year's greatest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup.

Business 05 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

CEOs revel in football mania

WITH the FIFA World Cup just around the corner, StarBiz journalists LEONG HUNG YEE, CHAN CHING THUT, SURAJ RAJ and LOONG TSE MIN gather comments from some of the country's top executives on the much talked-about tournament in Germany and on football in general.