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Business 02 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Aussies among world's hardest workers

Forget the image of the laidback Aussie lifestyle, Australians now work more hours than Americans or Japanese and rank as the hardest-working people in the developed world, according to a new book.

Business 30 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

After a surprise hit with Prius, Toyota looks to next-generation hybrids

Since he was a teenager, Takeshi Uchiyamada's dream was to make a car. But as he entered his 50s as a Toyota engineer, he had all but given up hope he would ever head a project to develop a model.

Business 30 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Is there bias in the reporting on Asia?

IS there bias in the reporting on Asia? Is there bias in the way the International Monetary Fund (IMF) treats the emerging economies compared with the developed ones? Is there bias in the ratings from the Western rating agencies on the Western and non-Western economies?

Business 05 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

US Federal Reserve can achieve its objective of recovery

AS recession rolls on, the Federal Reserve has come out with the big guns. The Fed is now conducting monetary policy in ways that neither the US economy nor any other economy has seen before. It is very broad based, very comprehensive and very aggressive.

Business 25 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

World authority for strict monitoring of global finance?

IT now appears that global finance cannot exist without global government.

Business 11 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Krugman: Two more years for full recovery

THE global economy is at a turning point but it will take at least another two years before a full recovery can be seen, economist Paul Krugman said.

Business 09 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Gems of wisdom and good advice

One thing about this book - i>The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Investors and Managers/i- it shows that it was no fluke that Buffett was the greatest investor of all time.

Business 19 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Reviewing the teenage market

THE teenage market, which constitutes a substantial portion of Malaysian population, is always in the spotlight for a lot of marketers as it provides a huge business potential.

Business 17 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Asian stock markets rise Friday(update)

SINGAPORE: Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday amid confidence the region's growth will be sustained despite slow economic recoveries in the U.S. and Europe.

Business 25 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

5% speak up

Shireen Muhiudeen reveals that Thailand is oneof the most transparent markets in Asean todaydespite much political chaos in recent years.