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Business 01 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

CPO futures likely to trend higher

Forecasting Price Trends: A weekly column by G.M. Teoh on Crude Palm Oil, Soyoil, Cocoa and Cash Tin.

Business 02 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Call centres boom in Asia

In the past four weeks, Sadhana Verma has picked up tips on American baseball, learnt American history and spent hours watching I>Jerry Maguire/Iand TV shows such as I>Baywatch/Iand I>Friends/I>. Verma is part of India's booming US$2.3bil-a-year back-office services industry.

Business 05 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

R&D boosts Golden Hope fruit-based exports

GOLDEN Hope Plantations Bhd will continue to stress on research and development (RD) on its fruit-based products as part of its plan to increase its export market, its chairman Tan Sri Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid said.

Business 08 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rising to the challenge as CEO of medical centre

WHEN Dr Chong Su-Lin was first approached by Sunway Medical Centre Bhd to become its chief executive officer in 2000, she was pretty reluctant to accept the job.

Business 13 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Budget a challenge for corporate sector, says MEF

THE Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has described the proposed Budget 2004 as a challenge for the corporate sector to move into a higher level of development with an emphasis on greater use of information technology (IT) and skilled manpower.

Business 29 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chevrolet to spearhead GM’s entry into M’sia

ALTHOUGH General Motors (GM) Corp is the world#146;s largest automobile company, the presence of its products on Malaysian roads is minimal, compared with those from other established American and Japanese car makers.

Business 06 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Managing your boss

WE'VE read books on the management of staff and subordinates, but managing our bosses? Ros Jay has just the answers for achieving this in her book How to Manage Your Boss - developing the perfect working relationship (Pearson).

Business 29 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Avoiding 10 deadly investor sins

'WHAT do you have in the fast food business?' Many prospective franchise investors come to me with that common question.

Business 30 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Martin Sorrell and his vision of Asia

Sir Martin Sorrell, head of WPP Group Plc, was in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday as part of a three-week visit to Asia. How he bought over Wire and Plastics Products (WPP), a maker of wire shopping carts, 18 years ago and turned it into the world's largest advertising and market services group is now textbook stuff taught in business schools. After doing a video conference with analysts in London on the group's third quarter results, Sir Martin sat down with WONG SULONG for an interview.

Business 30 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Xiao En ties up with ING

XIAO En Life Plan Sdn Bhd, which launched its new bereavement care packages incorporating insurance plans in collaboration with ING Insurance Bhd yesterday, hopes to achieve RM15mil sales for the product in the next 12 months.