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Chinese airline pays big money for "lucky" number

An airline in southwestern China has paid 2.33 million yuan (US$282,000) for the phone number 88888888,'' saying it hopes to make its customers happy.

Small loans go a long way

The micro credit scheme offers an attractive loan package that will be dispensed by BSN for non-agricultural projects and Bank Pertanian Malaysia for agricultural projects. K.S. USHA DEVI reports.

Dr M shares wisdom with entrepreneurs

HE CAME, he spoke and he won them over hands down. This was Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad at his best.

Stable China to benefit Asean in the long run, says Koh

A STRONG and stable China with a booming economy would eventually benefit the 'Little Tiger' economies of Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines in the long run, but in the short run or over the next few years, China looms more as a competitor than a benefactor, said Penang chief minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.---------------------------------------------

M’sian, Thai in retail tie-up

POLITICIAN-CUM-BUSINESSMAN Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Jalil has teamed up with a Thai entrepreneur to form a Bangkok-based multi-level marketing company selling mostly Malaysian-made consumer and healthcare products in Thailand.

Helping others after being through difficult times

DATUK Liew Kee Sin, 45, holds education very close to his heart. As a graduate from Universiti Malaya, he joined a local merchant bank in 1981 and after five years, ventured into property development.

Effective ad is about consumers

FEELING that most advertising is ineffective and a waste of money, advertisers are now waking up and returning to the heart of the consumer.

From tenor to Net conductor

AS chief executive officer of Sebas Sdn Bhd, Ng Kien Lock need not sing for his supper. But if he needed to, he wouldn#039;t have any qualms. He is a trained opera tenor.

Passing on gift of good food

FOR hundreds of years, the richness and uniqueness of the Malaccan cuisines had remained within the four walls of the Chitty, Nyonya and Portuguese communities. It was only in the last 20 to 30 years that the Nyonyas and Portuguese opened their kitchens to the outside world, with the latter setting up restaurants mainly on the Portuguese Settlement in Ujong Pasir while the former had small stalls selling Nyonya I>laksa/Iand I>popiah/I>.

Global effort to curb money laundering

THREE DAYS before Sept 11, 2001, Mohamed Atta, the man who piloted American Airlines flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre (WTC) in New York, wired out a total of US$7,860 from two grocery stores in Maryland. On Sept 10, Marwan al-Shehri sent US$5,400 from a Greyhound bus terminal in Boston before he commandeered United Airlines flight 175 the next day, crashing it into the WTC South Tower. In both cases, the recipient of the funds was a terrorist support network based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).