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Business 03 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Silver Bird plant goes high-tech

SILVER Bird Group Bhd is installing state-of-the-art equipment in its Shah Alam plant, which it touts as the single largest stand-alone bakery in Asean.

Business 15 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ford draws on McQueen's star power in hopes of spurring sales

Ford Motor Co. hopes the co-stars of one of the movies' most memorable car chases, Steve McQueen and his Mustang, will help get sales out of low gear.

Business 19 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia making strong pitch at Duesseldorf plastics show

Malaysia is making a strong pitch at the forthcoming K#8217; 2004 show, the #8220;greatest plastics show on earth#8221;, as the organiser Messe Duesseldorf sometimes touts it, from Oct 20 to 27 in Duesseldorf.

Business 19 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

AirAsia may start Indon operations in January

Airasia Bhd is in the final stages of completing the due diligence for its Indonesian joint venture, and if all goes according to plan the first flight out of Jakarta to a destination within the republic could begin as early as in January, said executive director (corporate finance and strategic planning) Kamarudin Meranun.

Business 14 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Wal-Mart launches campaign to remove sting of criticism

Wal-Mart chief executive Lee Scott led a media charge to counter criticism that the world's largest retailer is a behemoth that takes advantage of its workers and stifles competition.

Business 15 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Wal-Mart starts national ad campaign to redeem image

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world#8217;s biggest retailer, has launched a national advertising campaign to repair an image tarnished by allegations that it discriminates in hiring and promotions and drives smaller rivals out of business.

Business 05 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Shanghai to close downtown market notorious for knockoff designer brands

SHANGHAI, China: Buyers in Shanghai looking for knockoff designer goods may have to look a little harder in the future following the city's announcement Thursday of plans to close a downtown market notorious for fake goods.

Business 07 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

GM chief touts progress at meeting

General Motors Corp is making progress in its turnaround effort, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday at its annual meeting, where all 10 shareholder proposals were rejected.

Business 22 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Countrywide touts safety

Countrywide Financial Corp has sought to reassure customers it is safe to do business with the company, while media reports said the largest US mortgage lender cut 500 jobs to help cope with a credit crunch.

Business 03 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

US companies scramble to find engineers

HOUSTON (AP) - Petroleum companies are trying to hire thousands of engineers to keep up with busting oilfield activity and a growing number of retirees, and experts say the trend is expected to extend into the next decade as worldwide energy demand grows.