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Business 28 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

New oil palm clone set to double palm oil yield up to 10 tonnes per ha

KOTA KINABALU: A new oil palm clone dubbed Wakuba oil palm ramet brand was launched with a promise of doubling the current oil yield.

Business 04 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Coming to grips with an ageing society

WHO says age is just a number? We celebrated Malaysia's 53rd year of independence on Tuesday. On the scale of political history, we are a young nation still, but if we look at our demographics, we are showing more than a touch of grey. While we plan to achieve developed nation status by 2020, that may also be the year when we become an ageing society.

Business 20 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Despite new S'pore billionaire investor, loss seen for TMC

PETALING JAYA: The emergence of Singapore billionaire Peter Lim Eng Hock as the second biggest shareholder in TMC Life Sciences Bhd is unlikely to spur any change in fortunes any time soon in the loss-making fertility firm, according to analyst reports.

Business 19 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Singapore billionaire buys 29% stake in TMC

PETALING JAYA: Singapore billionaire Peter Lim Eng Hock has emerged with a 29.6% stake in fertility firm TMC Life Sciences Bhd, filings with Bursa Malaysia showed yesterday.

Business 02 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Labour market trends in the wake of the Great Recession

ECONOMIC contraction has ceased in North America, Europe and developed Asia, and most of the advanced industrialised countries are poised for positive gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2010. China and India, whose economies decelerated under the impact of the global downturn, have resumed strong growth paths.

Business 16 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Towards a carbon-free world

The Star will be featuring a series of articles in conjunction with the StarBiz-ICR MalaysiaCorporate Responsibility Awards 2009. The programme is a partnership between The Star andInstitute of Corporate Responsibility Malaysia, and is supported by the Securities Commissionand Bursa Malaysia Bhd. The working partners are Association of Chartered CertifiedAccountants, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Securities Industry Development Corp while theofficial sponsors are HSBC Bank ( M) Bhd and Canon Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd.

Business 01 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

TMC Life hopes to return to the black in Q4

PETALING JAYA: TMC Life Sciences Bhd is confident of stronger profit growth when its hospital operations are fully operational by the second quarter ending June 30.

Business 14 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Look East no more?

IN the late 1980s, Japan, at the height of its economic prowess, could do no wrong. Malaysia and even the West were emulating the Japanese way of doing things. Our then prime minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad even instituted the 'Look East' policy where Japanese business practices and policies were encouraged.

Business 11 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Computer-mapping takes root in agriculture

GLOBALLY, many agriculture-based companies are profiting from the advanced computer-mapping technologies using Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS).

Business 31 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Managing human resources in a global downturn

THE 'global war for talent', which became the byword of human resource (HR) management in the 2000s, appears less urgent as unemployment surges in the wake of the world recession.