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Helping young leaders focus on soft skills

This is the second part of the article on leadership programmes in Malaysia. The first part was published on April 3, 2005.


Doubt looms over Sanyo revival after company hit by plunging prices

When a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jarred Sanyo Electric Co.'s chip-making plant in northern Japan last October, reversing the company's profit forecast to a massive loss, it was a crowning blow to an electronics giant already rattled by plunging prices and sinking stock.


Homegrown quake isolation technology sees poor take up

Rubber bearings as the base of a building can help prevent its destruction during an earthquake, said Malaysian Rubber Board Engineering Products and Design Unit head Dr Kamarudin Ab Malek.


Asia markets shrug off quake

Asian markets and currencies finished mostly higher on Wednesday, shrugging off concerns that the series of earthquakes that shook Taiwan and disrupted phone and Internet services could rattle the region.


Mixed reaction to Taiwan quake

Malaysian companies have had a mixed reaction to the after-effects of the 7.1 Richter Scale earthquake in Taiwan that damaged a major submarine cable system and disrupted international Internet communications on Wednesday.


Malaysia leads plan for US-region cable link

Seventeen major tlecommunications companies signed a pact Friday to build a US$500 million (euro360 million) undersea fiber optic cable between Southeast Asia and the United States they claim will be relatively safe from earthquakes and tsunamis.


TM leads consortium for submarine cable system

Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) is leading a consortium of 17 international telcos to set up the US$500mil Asia-America Gateway (AAG), the first submarine cable system linking South-East Asia directly with the US.


Tepco shares dive on shutdown concerns

Tokyo Electric Power Co yesterday lost another US$2bil in market value on concern that the shutdown of the world's biggest nuclear power plant after a strong earthquake on Monday could last for months.


HLB gives US$100,000 to China quake victims

Hong Leong Bank Bhd (HLB) joins the international community in sending aid to earthquake victims in Sichuan province in China with a US$100,000 donation made to Chengdu Charity Federation.


OCBC donates to quake victims

OCBC Bank will donate RMB1mil to victims of the Sichuan earthquake.