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Ogawa planting its flag in more export markets

Health and wellness equipment retailer Ogawa World Bhd wants to penetrate the Middle East, Indian and Thai markets over the next three years.

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Nestle net profit soars to new record

Nestle posted a higher-than-expected 13.8% rise in 2006 net profit, boosted by its food and beverage business and a surge in Nespresso sales.

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Ogawa making healthy progress

Health and wellness equipment retailer Ogawa World Bhd will raise some RM32mil from its initial public offering, scheduled for next month, executive director Louis Chong said.

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Ogawa World to raise RM32m through IPO

Health and wellness equipment retailer, Ogawa World Bhd will raise some RM32mil from its initial public offering, scheduled for next month, executive director Louis Chong said.

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Palm oil firms set for bountiful harvest

Malaysia's golden crop, the oil palm, has seen demand and attractiveness for its oil increase by leaps and bounds. Golden Hope chief executive Datuk Sabri Ahmad says as the only integrated plantation player, potential merger synergies will be important for the group. Despite many fears about investing in Papua New Guinea, Kulim went ahead to build up its plantations in that country. Managing director Ahamad Mohamad says that has been just about one of the best moves that the group has made in its overseas ventures. The next area of focus will be Kalimantan. The consumer outlook varies from segment to segment. For Rajah Kumar, chairman and CEO of Philips Malaysia, the group sees opportunities in the healthcare and lifestyle segments where a major emphasis is on improving the quality of life.

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Philips targets Asian market

Philips Medical Systems is targeting Asia for greater revenue growth and has placed excellent teams in the region to achieve its aspiration.

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Strong lending growth despite higher rates

Since the beginning of the year, a number of issues ranging from rising oil prices to interest rates have generally impacted the way business is being conducted. In its half-yearly CEO Outlook survey,IStarBiz /I>brings you the views of some prominent CEOs on how they are steering their groups in current times.

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Nestle buys Jenny Craig for US$600m

Nestle SA, the world's biggest food producer, agreed to buy Jenny Craig Inc for about US$600mil to enter the weight-loss market and add to its nutrition, health and wellness business.

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Cereal maker Kellogg turns 100

It was 1894, and the chief physician at the Battle Creek Sanatorium and his younger brother were experimenting in the hospital's kitchen, trying to create a better-tasting replacement for the nutritious but bland bread served to patients.

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Healthy World confident of Ogawa impact in China

HEALTHY World Lifestyle Sdn Bhd, which owns the Ogawa retail chain store for health and wellness products, will adopt an aggressive strategy to expand into China and grow its market share in Malaysia.