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Business 07 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Stable outlook for plastic resin

GEORGE TOWN: The price of plastic resin is likely to remain stable this year hovering around US$1,600 per tonne, influenced largely by the lower demand from China and shortage of resin supply.

Business 14 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Living life by finding fulfilment without landing in debt

Yap Ming Hui looks at the modern-day culture of impulsive spending and its far reaching consequences on the economy, society and good ol’ values.

Business 31 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

More than 60% of global consumers downbeat

LONDON (Reuters) - Global consumer confidence remained weak in the third quarter with more than 60 percent of consumers saying it was not a good time to spend, and one-in-three North Americans saying they have no spare cash, a survey showed on Sunday.

Business 27 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Facebook launches deals programme, rivals Groupon

NEW YORK: What happens when you cross the world's largest social network with one of the hottest business models in e-commerce? Facebook wants to find out.

Business 25 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eating in or out

Is it really cheaper to cook at home than toeat out? Well, that really depends on manyvariables such as what's served on the plateand where you eat.

Business 29 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Rosy earnings show that corporate America is back

CHICAGO: Corporate America is back.Companies that do everything from making appliances to selling cruises are reporting strong first-quarter profits - not because of the layoffs many of them used to dress up last year's earnings reports but because people are spending more.

Business 27 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oversea ready to take the next step

FROM humble beginnings in 1977, Oversea Enterprise Bhd, owner and operator of Restoran Oversea has today become a recognisable name for Chinese cuisine. It's next milestone - a listing on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia tentatively slated for end-March 2010.

Business 28 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Recovery and its impact

LAST week, a woman turned to a so-called 'support group' for economic recovery on Facebook to rant about the financial struggles that she was facing as a result of the global economic crisis.

Business 18 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

30 years transform China, but not its politics

BEIJING (AP) - Thirty years ago this month, China's communist leaders launched an economic revolution, opening the door to free market reforms and foreign trade - though not to political change.

Business 12 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Consumer spending to remain strong: Nestle

Nestle (M) Bhd expects consumer spending in the country to remain strong on the back of a well-managed economy, said managing director Sullivan O'Carroll.