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Bill Gates, in communist newspaper, urges more in China to help poor

SHANGHAI: Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Monday took to the pages of the People's Daily, the mouthpiece newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party, to encourage people in China to do more for the poor.

Making it in manufacturing

The late Apple Inc founder Steve Jobs was known for his obsession with design perfection.

Spanish children face worsening poverty amid crisis

MADRID: Even before Spain's economic crisis engulfed her home, Patricia Martin struggled to provide for her three children on her husband's street sweeper salary of around €900 (US$1,200) a month.

Maybank Islamic's latest card

KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Islamic Bhd, the Islamic finance arm of the Maybank group, expects to issue about 10,000 to 15,000 of its newly-launched MasterCard Ikhwan Card-i credit cards this year.

Chinese tycoon invites poor Americans to a Central Park lunch

NEW YORK: A Chinese recycling tycoon who has been angling to buy the New York Times Co aims to throw feasts for 1,000 homeless Americans, starting with a lunch in New York City's Central Park next week, where he also plans to perform a song.

Berjaya Sports Toto FY14 earnings down 17.1% at RM323.94m

KUALA LUMPUR: Berjaya Sports Toto Bhd's reported earnings of RM323.94mil in the financial year ended April 30, 2014 (FY14), down 17.1% from the RM391.08mil in FY13 when there was a gain on disposal of certain investments while there were corporate exercise expenses incurred in FY14.

Planter's success allows him to venture on to bigger things

SINCE it is relatively young compared to more famous tea brands that have been around for over a hundred years, not many are aware of how the tea company Dilmah changed the face of the tea industry worldwide.

RHB: Exclusivity clause does not completely shut merger-door on others

KUALA LUMPUR: Under scrutiny for entering into an exclusivity agreement with CIMB Group with the view of undertaking a merger, the chairman of RHB Bank Bhd Tan Sri Azlan Zainol said the agreement does not completely shut the door on the banking group considering other offers.

A doctor tastes some bitter medicine

DR LIM was 65 years old when he first came to see me. This was a man who had come from humble beginnings and had worked his way up determinedly to become an accomplished doctor.

UK house prices set to surge as election uncertainty clears

BOOM conditions are back in the UK housing market and prices look set for a new surge before the end of the year after the Conservative election victory has galvanised buyers and sellers.