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Business 18 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Astro’s game plan

Astro is a dominant player in the country’s entertainment business. Three million out of 6.6 million households in the country subscribe to its services.

Business 05 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Concerns rise over demographic imbalance, limited basic resources

Lin See-Yan looks at an unbalanced growth in global population, the human migration and the shortening supply of resources.

Business 11 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Microsoft deal should vastly expand reach of Skype

SAN FRANCISCO: Imagine using your Xbox and switching from a game to a video chat with a faraway friend holding an iPad. Or going into your office email to invite Grandma to a virtual family reunion beamed on TV sets to relatives across the country.

Business 19 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia’s decision on nuclear power should come after due process

Ken Yeong writes on the hidden costs of going nuclear

Business 13 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

A visit to Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong harbour

HONG KONG: Looking up at Hong Kong's skyline of soaring office towers and mammoth apartment complexes, it is hard to imagine that a short ferry ride could whisk you away from this bustling metropolis to another world, a world without high rises, cars or crowds.

Business 11 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Earliest known winery, 6,000-years-old, found

WASHINGTON: The earliest known winery has been uncovered in a cave in the mountains of Armenia. A vat to press the grapes, fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,000 years ago were discovered in the cave complex by an international team of researchers.

Business 11 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

6,000-year-old winery found in cave

WASHINGTON: The earliest known winery has been uncovered in a cave in the mountains of Armenia. A vat to press the grapes, fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,000 years ago were discovered in the cave complex by an international team of researchers.

Business 03 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Visitors snap up 100 trillion Zimbabwe bank notes

HARARE, Zimbabwe: Western visitors to Zimbabwe are looking for zeros. They're snapping up old, defunct Zimbabwe bank notes, most notably the one hundred trillion Zimbabwe dollar bill, as an economic souvenir.

Business 20 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

2010: Disastrous Year, World gone wild

NEW YORK: This was the year the Earth struck back. Earthquakes, heat waves, floods, volcanoes, super typhoons, blizzards, landslides and droughts killed at least a quarter million people in 2010; the deadliest year in more than a generation. More people were killed worldwide by natural disasters this year than have been killed in terrorists in the past 40 years combined.

Business 21 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Calif. utility stumbles on 1.4 milion years old fossils

RIVERSIDE, California: A utility company preparing to build a new substation in an arid canyon southeast of Los Angeles has stumbled on a trove of animal fossils dating back 1.4 million years that researchers say will fill in blanks in Southern California's history.