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News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Wednesday (April 7)
MANILA, Philippines, April 7 (The Philippine Inquirer/ANN) – Seventeen tycoons from the Philippines – led for the third straight year by “brown taipan” Manuel “Manny” B. Villar – made it to Forbes magazine’s 2021 list of wealthiest people on the planet.
The case of a Cambodian tycoon caught on video viciously beating his now ex-wife highlights prevalent problems of domestic abuse and impunity for the powerful in the South-East Asian country, say rights advocates.
I HAD just completed my Sixth Form and was waiting for my university application results. The year was 1980 and admission into one of the five public universities was uncertain.
NEW DELHI: Anil Agarwal supercharged his rise from scrap metals trader to billionaire commodities magnate by embracing bold acquisitions and lots of debt.
But first we need to ask ourselves, as an Urdu aphorism states: if the horse befriends the grass, what would it eat?
China denied on March 12 it was planning to hit e-commerce giant Alibaba with a fine of almost US$1bil (RM4.11bil) for allegedly flouting monopoly rules, as authorities put the screws on the firm as part of a crackdown on the technology sector.
SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk just hit a new milestone: He made a record US$25bil (RM103bil) in one day.
Tesla Inc.’s 20% jump on Tuesday -- its biggest in more than a year -- pushed the billionaire founder’s fortune to $174 billion.