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Business 15 Nov 2013 | 11:38 AM

U.S. officials crush 6 tons of ivory in bid to end illegal trade

COMMERCE CITY, Colo: Highlighting a pledge to crack down on the multibillion-dollar illicit global trade in wildlife, U.S. authorities on Thursday pulverized 6 tons of seized ivory from thousands of elephants slaughtered by poachers for their prized tusks.

Business 10 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

The fable continued

CONTINUING the saga of the monkeys. You will recall that our clever monkey had established the largest bank in the ancient kingdom by inventing the first banana derivative market that used banana leaves to represent bananas. But now his bank was failing, so the Emperor summoned his ministers on what to do.

Business 17 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Petronas chief lashes out at talent poachers

The record high oil price has posed a challenge for Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) to stave off poachers seeking its trained staff while it seeks to expand its oil reserves.