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Analyst Reports 16 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Smuggling for fun and profit

INKY, an octopus shaped roughly the size of a rugby ball, made an audacious escape through a narrow pipe at New Zealand’s National Aquarium, reports said, with the “great escape artist” returning to the ocean.

Business 26 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

'Old soldier' says he will rise and shine again

ON April 15, outgoing S P Setia Bhd president and CEO Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin bade farewell to an audience of 1,000 at Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur.

Business 25 Sep 2013 | 8:53 AM

AIG CEO apologises for comments equating bonus criticism and lynching

NEW YORK: The head of insurer American International Group apologized for a "poor choice of words" on Tuesday after coming under fire for equating criticism of banker bonuses with the lynching of African-Americans in the Deep South.

Business 28 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Britain opens inquest into Russian oligarch Berezovsky's unexplained death

LONDON: Britain opens a judicial inquiry into the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky on Thursday to establish how he died in the locked bathroom of his vast mansion near London.

World 09 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Protests erupt as India executes man for 2001 parliament attack

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India hanged a Kashmiri man on Saturday for an attack on the country's parliament in 2001, sparking clashes in Kashmir between protesters and police who wielded batons and fired teargas. Dozens of people were injured.

Business 16 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ex-Madoff workers plead not guilty

NEW YORK: Four former employees of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges they were in on his massive fraud, while a judge ordered a fifth - longtime Madoff secretary Annette Bongiorno - to New York to face trial with them.

Business 14 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Madoff won't attend funeral of son who died in NYC

NEW YORK: Imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff won't seek to attend his son's funeral out of consideration for the privacy of his son's wife and four children, his lawyer said Monday.

Business 13 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Madoff son's suicide followed battle with trustee

NEW YORK: For two years, the two sons of jailed financier Bernard Madoff portrayed themselves as honest whistleblowers of their father's historic fraud. A court-appointed trustee depicted them as bungling money managers who did nothing to protect investors.

Business 18 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Samsung Electronics chairman's nephew found dead

SEOUL, South Korea: A nephew of Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee was found dead Wednesday morning near the parking lot of his apartment in central Seoul, police said.

Business 19 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Report: Macau's ex-consumer chief commits suicide

HONG KONG: Macau's former consumer chief has committed suicide during an ongoing corruption probe, Hong Kong media reported Wednesday.