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Business 23 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Pierre Cardin won’t entertain offers below US$1.04bil

PARIS: After seven decades in the fashion industry, Pierre Cardin will have you know that he’s in no rush to get out.

Business 18 Apr 2014 | 8:56 AM

Ford, IBM to face renewed US lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses

NEW YORK: Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a US lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.

Business 15 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

What can Asia learn from an emerging Africa?

Prior to the freeing of Nelson Mandela and ending of apartheid in 1990, Africa was considered a dark continent, burdened by its history of slavery and colonial domination, and a laggard in world affairs. Today, it is viewed as a new frontier in the relentless march of globalisation, a rising lion that seeks to compete with Asian tigers.

Business 19 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Startup creates suit to help athletes of all levels

Inspired by theslogan “Malaysia Boleh”, Sportboleh Sdn Bhd chief executive officer and founder Joseph Dolcetti named his company Sportboleh to mark the ability of sports to transform lives.

Business 27 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

Set the tone

A FEW weeks ago, in the papers, the words “social justice”, “fairness and justice for everyone” were used by a Cabinet minister to describe the rationale for a decision to withdraw a bill from being tabled.

Business 13 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

Up close & personal with Zainal Abidin Jalil, CEO of Malakoff Corp Bhd

Small town boy made good. Teacher-leader. Brutal but gracious. These would be fitting titles for a book on Zainal Abidin Jalil, if ever he wrote one.

Business 13 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

After elections, life goes on It’s time to close ranks and move forward as one nation

ONE thing struck me strongly when Senator John McCain and Senator Joseph Lieberman visited Malaysia about a year back. Although they were on opposite sides of the divide, McCain being a Republican and Lieberman a Democrat, they represented the United States when they were here.

World 10 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

South Africa's Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital after routine tests and is well, the government said on Sunday.

Business 14 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

It is futile to expect your company to plan your career

IN a previous role as HR leader, I had to deal with Heather (not her real name). Heather had faithfully served the organisation for more than 20 years but was rarely visible. As part of a restructuring, Heathers role had become redundant.

Business 24 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Don’t beat a dead horse Give up on HR practices that don’t work

THE Human Resources function is often regarded with outright disdain. Some believe HR does not add value and others view HR as an obstacle to real business progress. Why is this so? I think the answer lies with dead horses.