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Business 04 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Scientists unveil new gas process

TWO researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) have achieved a major breakthrough in developing a process to produce ethylene from natural gas.

Business 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Brain power the driving force

B>T/B>HE science of the brain is truly in its infancy. Ninety-five per cent of what we now know about the human brain has been discovered in the last five years. The brain itself has only existed in its present form for some 45 thousand years - a mere twinkling of an eye in the context of evolutionary history. And it is only in the last 500 years that scientists have come to recognise that our mental skills are located in our heads.

Business 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

On the move

ALCATEL Network Systems (M) Sdn Bhd has appointed B>Datuk Dr Norraesah Mohamad/Bits chairman. The appointment is its first such since the company's incorporation in 1992.

Business 12 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Two KDEB units to handle bulk of RM20b contracts

KUMPULAN Darul Ehsan Bhd (KDEB), the investment arm of the Selangor government, has secured contracts worth RM20bil, the bulk of which will eventually be undertaken by its two newly restructured companies.

Business 14 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Synergy Farm to set up research centre

Plans are under way to build a research and development centre in Ara Kuda, Seberang Prai for researchers from the local institutes of higher learning to carry out works in the field of tissue and plant cell culture.

Business 15 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Taiwan investors still favour Malaysia

SOME Taiwanese companies may have pulled out of Malaysia for lower cost producing countries like China and Vietnam, but Taiwanese investors still look upon Malaysia favourably, Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre president for Taiwan Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said.

Business 16 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia will be the first to launch m-Vision

WATCH the latest music video, check out current movie offerings or get the latest on Wall Street #150; all on your PDA-phone.

Business 17 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

On the move

THE Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the largest and fastest growing global professional accountancy body, has appointed Tay Kay Luan (I>pic/I>) as head of ACCA Malaysia, effective July 1.

Business 21 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Nestle starts exploring a new marketing approach

NESTLE has started testing a new marketing communications ap- proach in which various markets are grouped by their similarities in terms of experience instead of by geographical proximity.

Business 22 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

RM100mil pumped into BioValley

THREE biotechnology companies have committed more than RM100mil in investments to the BioValley project, said Science, Technology and Environment Minister Datuk Law Hieng Ding.