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Business 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The gift of the gab

Book review by: HAN AI LEEN Title: The Charisma Effect #8211; How to Captivate an Audience and Deliver a Winning Message. Author: Desmond Guilfoyle. Publisher: McGraw-Hill.

Business 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

News Corp to gain broader China broadcast rights

News Corp#8217;s year-old Mandarin-language TV channel is set to gain new rights from Beijing which will expand its broadcast area in China to selected venues throughout the country, according to an industry source.

Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Yahoo! Inc gets more aggressive in Malaysia

YAHOO! Inc may have diversified into fee-generating services so as to reduce its reliance on advertising sales, but that does not mean the world's largest Internet portal is slowing down efforts to attract advertisers. In Malaysia, at least, it is clearly becoming more aggressive.

Business 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The light shop

Johan Fernandez surveys a light shop in Newe Jersey run by a Malaysian woman who prides herself in promoting and selling mostly Malaysian products.

Business 19 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

It’s confirmed – women make better bosses

SO the truth is out. What has been left unsaid (by the men) is now confirmed: women make the best bosses, like it or not.

Business 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Feedback from businesses vital for WTO negotiations

BUSINESS communities have an important role in shaping their country#039;s national position for World Trade Organisation (WTO)-related issues as their inputs would help governments develop sound negotiating positions.

Business 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Value of IT investments

Managing investment in information technology (IT) projects can directly affect a company's profitability and its ability to compete. A successful implementation can open new channels to market, improve customer service and cut costs across the board. Conversely, uninspired planning combined with poor execution can encourage, over time, senior management to see the IT department as a bottomless pit of wasted money.

Business 12 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Move to unify financial reporting standards

GLOBAL investors may soon be able to compare financial information across national boundaries as more countries, including Malaysia, converge towards one common standard in corporate financial reporting, but greater international collaboration is required to achieve this quickly, says an authoritative report that will be released worldwide today.

Business 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Intelsat to invest in HK TVB's pay-TV service

Television Broadcasts Ltd (TVB), the larger of Hong Kong#8217;s two free-to-air broadcasters, has sold a 51% stake in its Galaxy pay-TV project to US satellite operator Intelsat Ltd for HK$542mil or US$69mil.

Business 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Former judge's views on issue of arbitration

Why does the business community prefer to arbitrate instead of litigate commercial disputes? I>SHAILA KOSHY/Ispeaks to former Court of Appeal Judge Datuk V.C. George whose calendar has been full, since retirement, hearing arbitrations.