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Economy 24 Jun 2014 | 10:34 AM

Foul! Argentina's president likens herself to mistreated goalkeeper

BUENOS AIRES: While Argentina notches victories in the World Cup, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is grappling with a debt crisis and feels like a goalkeeper facing endless penalties and a biased referee.

Business 05 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

CEOs revel in football mania

WITH the FIFA World Cup just around the corner, StarBiz journalists LEONG HUNG YEE, CHAN CHING THUT, SURAJ RAJ and LOONG TSE MIN gather comments from some of the country's top executives on the much talked-about tournament in Germany and on football in general.

Business 11 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

US wins fifth straight with 3-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago

BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored his fourth goal in four games as the United States virtually assured itself of making next year's CONCACAF regional finals with a 3-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying Wednesday.

Business 03 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Almeria rally to draw 1-1 with Real Madrid

MADRID, Spain (AP) - A second half goal from Pablo Piatti gave Almeria a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid on Sunday, denying the Spanish champion a chance to join Barcelona atop the Spanish league.

Corporate News 11 Oct 2018 | 7:41 AM

No rush to buy stocks yet, says Value Partners' Cheah

KUALA LUMPUR: Fund management company Value Partners Group advises investors not to rush into the market now to pick up cheap shares, following the tumble in most markets led by the US.

Business 19 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Richest man in Africa to invest abroad

LONDON: “Nothing is impossible.” These three words are on a plaque that Aliko Dangote keeps on his office desk in Lagos, Nigeria, constantly reminding Africa’s richest man how to approach the world. Dangote, who was worth US$12.3bil as of mid-August, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, is modest in his personal life but bold in business. Presiding over an empire that includes cement, freight, infrastructure, agriculture, and soon oil refining,

Business 14 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

A story of football and all of us

MONROVIA was in mourning. On Thursday, the capital of Liberia woke up to the news that Musa Bility, the head of Liberia’s Football Association had failed to pass an integrity test, ruling him out as a potential candidate for the February presidential elections of FIFA world soccer’s governing body.

Business 14 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

The first step towards great leadership

Rajeev Peshawaria says the primal step to being a good leader is to know what you want.

Business 04 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

English Premier League introduces new financial rules

LONDON: England's Premier League has introduced new ownership and financial regulations for the new season in an attempt to avoid a repeat of Portsmouth's implosion last season.