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SingTel ties up with Greek telco

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel) has tied up with Greek counterpart OTEGlobe to position itself for a share of the expected surge in telephone traffic during this year's Olympics.

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Divided views on import of steel bars

WHILE some construction companies and property developers believe the government's proposal to allow direct imports may help alleviate the critical shortage of steel bars in the local market, others remain sceptical.

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China boom not certain to last

Evidence is mounting for a sustained upturn in the economy. A major factor behind this is the steady rise in exports. In particular, shipments to China are growing at a remarkably rapid pace.

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Accountants make it big in Shanghai

FAILURE is no deterrent to a brave heart. For three Malaysian accountants in their thirties, it is a combination of youth, spirit of adventure and thirst for opportunities that has led them to persevere in a business they see tremendous potential in.

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Matrade calls entries for Beijing expo

MALAYSIA External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) will be coordinating the participation of Malaysian companies in the Stadia China 2004 exhibition, scheduled from Feb 16-18 in Beijing.

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2004 adex projected to hit RM3.9bil

ADVERTISING expenditure (adex) in Malaysia is expected to grow 8.37% to RM3.92bil next year, according to Zenith Optimedia Sdn Bhd's latest forecast.

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Building brand from scratch

IN 1885, a young pewtersmith named Yong Koon arrived in Malaya from the Chinese port of Swatow, armed with little more than a set of tools slung over his shoulder, a belief in craftsmanship and the determination to succeed.

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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.

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High-tech look at Universal Studios Japan

UNIVERSAL Studios Japan, located in Osaka, is the first world-class Hollywood movie theme park sited outside the United States.

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Selling sports is not as easy as it seems

CHINA appears to be the next frontier forsporting marketers.