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Business 24 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Christmas with the I Ching

ON the eve of Christmas, Christians around the world will be celebrating family time and the birth of Jesus Christ.

Business 15 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Starting a national conversation

LAST month I raised the analogy of national stability as a three-legged stool – the economic, political and social. Those who are focused on the economics – mostly businessmen and economists – concentrate on raising GDP numbers. But politics is all about trade-offs between different demands from different quarters. Politics involves the power to tackle social demands on imbalances, inequalities and on how the country should be run.

Business 04 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Mr Wise, Mr Idris and a little matter of the GST

A CANADIAN lawyer is on a crusade to prove that, as a matter of law, chimps are people too. For that matter, so are elephants, gorillas, dolphins and whales.

Business 02 Aug 2014 | 7:13 AM

Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire profit soars 41% to a record on investment gains

NEW YORK: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said second-quarter profit soared 41 percent to a record high, reflecting substantial investment gains and improved results in manufacturing, service and retail businesses.

Business 10 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

Can Asians think?

CAN Asian Think is a provocative book written in 1998 by the dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, Kishore Mahbubani, a prolific and brilliant thinker.

Business 08 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Country Heights boss selling private assets

PROPERTY tycoon and businessman Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew of Country Heights Holdings Bhd who is making a comeback is seeking to sell his plantation assets, which includes the oil palm estates previously under the Country Heights Growers Scheme (CHGS), for an estimated RM400mil, say sources.

Business 31 Dec 2013 | 10:48 AM

Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway To Buy Phillips 66 Unit For US$1.4bil

NEW YORK: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc struck a deal to buy a Phillips 66 business that makes chemicals to improve the flow potential of pipelines for around $1.4 billion of stock.

Business 15 Nov 2013 | 11:38 AM

U.S. officials crush 6 tons of ivory in bid to end illegal trade

COMMERCE CITY, Colo: Highlighting a pledge to crack down on the multibillion-dollar illicit global trade in wildlife, U.S. authorities on Thursday pulverized 6 tons of seized ivory from thousands of elephants slaughtered by poachers for their prized tusks.

Business 16 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

Electric fence manufacturer all set to enter agricultural market

PowerFence (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the local partner of New Zealand-based Gallagher Security Management System, is diversifying into a new segment by providing electric fence products for agricultural applications.

Economy 13 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

Markets have stabilised after Bernanke’s assurance to continue buying bonds

When US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke spoke of tapering the quantitative easing (QE) programme last month, markets had reacted negatively with investors moving back to US Treasuries on expectations of yields rising again.