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Iranian expats hard to woo as Western firms seeking foothold in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - International firms are hunting for Western-educated Iranians to take on executive jobs in the Islamic Republic after the removal of most sanctions, but are finding it hard to win them over.


Ad association wants SMEs

IN line with Malaysia’s move to become a high income nation by 2020, Malaysian Advertisers Association (MAA) is stepping up its initiatives to diversify its membership base to include small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which currently form the backbone of the country’s economy.


Special award for Prince Andrew

LONDON: Prince Andrew is the recipient for this year’s Special Benevolence Award conferred by the Cheng Ho Multi-Cultural Education Trust.


Overseas study loses allure for South Koreans

SEOUL (Reuters) - After years of heading abroad in droves to study, more young South Koreans are opting for education at home as expensive overseas degrees no longer provide an edge in a tough job market - and are even a liability.


TPPA tonic to spur innovation

A letter from DR AHMAD IBRAHIM, Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Professor UCSI University.


Carlyle to use US$1bil to acquire smaller targets in Japan

TOKYO: Carlyle Group, which oversees about US$193bil, will use the almost US$1bil in its third Japan buyout fund to acquire family-owned firms and other mid-cap companies, according to its local co-head.


Need for Science Act

From DR AHMAD IBRAHIM, Fellow Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Professor UCSI University.


Value of modern-day mindfulness

New technology sure is wonderful. Everything and everyone is just a tap away via your smartphone. But increased connectivity also means you’re always switched on and at risk of burning out.

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Illegal banking rises as the new evil

SHANGHAI: Flirting with enormous sums of money in illicit transfers, illegal banking has evolved into a behemoth that can feed corruption, drug trafficking and terrorism.


Sim-ply the Chief Escape Officer

SIM Choo Kheng has much in common with fellow Penangite Jimmy Choo. Both are better known outside Malaysia for something that their homeland is not well known for — creating theme parks and high-fashion shoes.