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Business 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mister Natural aims to change the world

The practical side of this dreamer was forged early. Taniguchi was just 8 years#8217; old and just a mile and a quarter from ground zero when the atom bomb hit Hiroshima. Aside from losing his hair for a while, he was unharmed.

Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hotelier Ong wins control of NatSteel

Hotel magnate Ong Beng Seng won control of NatSteel Ltd yesterday, but only by a wafer-thin margin, ending an eight-month takeover battle for the cash-rich steel miller.

Business 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ng strikes the right note

B>C/B>LASSICAL music permeating her home, trips to recitals and her father#8217;s pure determination became the notes that would eventually form the life score of classical pianist Ng Mei Fong.

Business 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The man and his house

HE is a man of taste and ideas. Well-travelled and worldly, this owner knew exactly what he wanted and he went out to build one of the finest dwellings that have ever stood in Damansara Heights. But circumstances have a strange way of making plans go awry. And so man may build. But he need not necessarily be the one to enjoy the passion of his labour.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

The oilman

CLEARLY, Jon Chadwick is well travelled. He has worked in 13 countries over the past 25 years under the Royal Dutch/Shell group #150; a company he joined soon after he graduated.

Business 11 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

BA, Air France to retire supersonic Concorde

British Airways (BA) and Air France have called an end to the world#8217;s first and only supersonic passenger jet, saying they would mothball the fuel-guzzling Concorde 27 years after it entered service.

Business 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Slower China growth will hurt rest of Asia

Asian economies may be hurt by a slowdown in China's growth rate as caused by the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus.

Business 07 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fotokem aims for 20% sales growth

FOTOKEM Sdn Bhd is confident of achieving at least 20% increase in revenue for its financial year ending April 30, 2004, said general manager Philip Chin.

Business 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Siemens unit takes over Rawang-Ipoh rail project

SIEMENS Transportation Systems Group (TS) has taken over the 179km Rawang-Ipoh double-tracking and electrification rail project from the consortium which it was originally a part of and which included Bombardier Transportation and Balfour Beatty.

Business 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Our best salesman in Germany

German Ambassador to Malaysia Juergen A.R. Staks often takes prides in describing himself as 'Malaysia's best salesman in Germany and I don't charge for my services!'