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Business 16 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

AA’s aggressive marketing blitz

SINCE its foray into the Malaysian market three years ago, Thai paper producer Advance Agro Public Co Ltd (AA) has revolutionised how office paper is marketed in this country.

Lifestyle 27 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tree-planting schemes to clear the air

A new breed of consumers are willing to pay for tree-planting schemes in a bid to be carbon neutral, ALISTER DOYLE reports.

Lifestyle 28 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fuelling the age-old debate

ALTHOUGH petrol and diesel engines have been with us for more than a century, the great debate still rages on as to which is the better fuel to use. There are obvious advantages and disadvantages to both petrol and diesel and, to a large extent, much depends on what the vehicle is being used for, and the annual mileage it covers. Hence, to a great extent, the choice between petrol and diesel depends on one's driving type and lifestyle.

Business 25 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Sime Darby Q2 net earnings down 6%

SIME Darby Bhd's second-quarter net earnings to Dec 31, 2003, fell 6% to RM194.3mil as the ringgit's depreciation against the euro and Aussie dollar increased costs in its motor vehicle and heavy equipment divisions here.

Lifestyle 07 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

The perfect cover up

If you haven't got it, fake it! MICHELE LIAN flies to Hong Kong to see how makeup brand Laura Mercier's famous 'Flawless Face' technique can give anyone perfect, natural-looking skin.

Lifestyle 09 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Life-like concept car

The Toyota PM #8211; for Personal Mobility #8211; a single person vehicle that the manufacturer says is designed to #8220;meet, link and hang out#8221;. LOUIS CHEANG has the story.

Lifestyle 19 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mediterranean marvels

Designer Zang Toi combines two of his most recognised trademarks, colour and aplomb, in a breathtaking Spring 2004 collection, writes REENA GURBAKSH.

Nation 08 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Deals to include counter-trade

All major purchases by the Defence Ministry in the future will include counter-trade and offsets, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Lifestyle 18 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ripe old age

Some elderly Okinawans are outliving their children due to Westernisation of the younger generation#8217;s diet, LINDA SIEG reports.

Lifestyle 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rise and fall of Sukarno

MARTIN VENGADASAN reviews of two books on Sukarno.