Warren Beatty's obsession with millionaire Howard Hughes

Lest there be any question about whether, at 79, Warren Beatty is still a force of nature, the interview for this article lasted more than six hours. He said: "I bleed people dry."

Lee Ang: Chinese film market will outgrow Hollywood

Taiwan film-maker Lee Ang predicted that the Chinese film market was about to explode, not only overtaking, but also dwarfing the American box office in a matter of years.

Katy Perry for Hillary

Singer Katy Perry paid her ultimate homage yet to Mrs Hillary Clinton, getting a full makeover as the Democratic presidential nominee.

Tata chief's image takes a hit over firing

Tata Group interim chairman Ratan Tata does not always come across as a typical businessman. He admits being shy, has spoken of the need to be humble and has even admitted that one of his weaknesses is not communicating enough with people.

E-commerce boom seals recycling's fate in China

Almost 17 billion metres of adhesive tape - enough to encircle the Equator 425 times - were used by Chinese courier companies last year, a new report shows.

From music to luxe resorts, it's all Karma

Luxury resort firm Karma Group plans to list in Singapore within five years as it expands its footprint in the region.

Let us do more against graft

BY now, it’s clear that many ordinary Malaysians have the perception that corruption in this country has degenerated into a hugely disturbing situation.

Spain’s Bullfighting Fight

When the Parliament of Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain, solemnly banned bullfighting in 2010, it was not simply a victory for animal rights. There was a political angle, as well, involving a battle over regional and national identity.

Flexibility, creativity vital to stay ahead of game

EXCERPTS from a group interview with Genting Hong Kong chairman and chief executive officer Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay.

Opera star Carly Paoli back in KL for A Journey Through Time

From humble beginnings in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Carly Paoli has captured millions of hearts around the world with her voice, including Pope Francis’. “Carly is beautiful and very talented,” said Monsignor Liberio Andreatta, secretary to the Pope, when the mezzo soprano was...

Genting HK set to soar with 'Total Freedom'

Genting Hong Kong Ltd, which has fortified its position as one of the leading cruise operators in the world, is ready to transform the industry further with its “Total Freedom” concept.

The Quran protects rights, freedoms

There are fundamental rights and freedoms that form the basis of modern constitutions, laws and declarations. Freedom of thought and belief are also essential in this regard. The extent that these freedoms can be exercised is considered a concrete indication of the difference in the levels of dev...

Abdul Rahman: Malaysia to be digital economy leader

The world’s first Digital Free Zone (DFZ), which will be introduced in Malaysia next year, will boost the digital economy sector as it levels the playing field for all involved.

10-Hour Layover in Iceland? Lucky You

How Icelandair made waiting for connecting flights a thing of beauty.

Malaysians not buying into online shopping

Globally, online shopping has taken the retail market by storm, but Malaysians are still making a beeline for the malls.

AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion

In the world of media, bigger remains better.

So in the wake of Comcast’s $30 billion takeover of NBCUniversal and Verizon Communications’ serial acquisitions of the Huffington Post and Yahoo, AT&T has bought one of the remaining crown jewels of the entertainment industr...

Privatization the Problem, Rarely the Solution

Privatization has been one of the pillars of the counter-revolution against development economics and government activism from the 1980s. Many developing countries were forced to accept privatization as a condition for support from the World Bank while many other countries have embraced privatiza...

Netflix Is Taking Over Hollywood, and Hollywood Isn’t Thrilled

Tara Flynn, a rising star in show development at TV studio Fox 21, walked into her boss’s office in August to announce she was leaving for a job at Netflix Inc. Flynn’s departure is just one of the latest examples of Netflix’s aggressive hiring as it builds its own empire. Netfl...

Deutsche Bank: 5 scenarios for the German bank

The travails for Deutsche Bank are far from over — even if John Cryan, the bank’s British chief executive, is now rushing to settle the US Department of Justice’s probe into alleged mis-selling of mortgage securities, the toxic products at the heart of the financial crisis.


How Trump Happened

As I have traveled around the world in recent weeks, I am repeatedly asked two questions: Is it conceivable that Donald Trump could win the US presidency? And how did his candidacy get this far in the first place?

Antsy over the 'planet of the apps'

Many people use the word “disruption” these days to describe how new entrants or products are shaking existing market players.

London unicorn galloping into Singapore soon

A UK financial technology (fintech) company called TransferWise, having clinched regulatory approval, will soon launch in Singapore - hot on the heels of the debut of the US-based Stripe.

Leonardo DiCaprio: Climate change deniers “should not be able to hold public office”

Oscar-winner and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t shy about his feelings on politicians who deny climate change.

Plan for UK military to opt out of European convention on human rights

PM and defence secretary will announce idea for future conflicts to curb an ‘industry of vexatious claims’ against soldiers.

Chancellor says UK needs targeted investment to offset Brexit

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said the UK government must drop its commitment to balancing the budget to allow “carefully targeted” investment, offsetting the economic shock that is forecast because of Brexit.

Slow economy leaning on private home prices

MONDAY'S official Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) flash estimates of a 1.5 per cent drop in Singapore's private home prices in the third quarter surprised analysts who were expecting the market to have stabilised. It also erased any glimmer of hope there might have been of the market ...

China cuts coal production capacity

Beijing also seeks to ease production controls on selected miners to cool prices.

The case against state terrorism

EXTREMISM refers to an attitude of exceeding the limits of the golden mean. As to how to determine the right and golden mean in any situation, the answer is that the mean must be ascertained through religion and sound reason.

Important to master English

SOME people believe that being fluent in English does not necessarily make one smart and intelligent, and there is truth in the statement.

Treasury to allocate £2bn in bid to boost UK housebuilding

The Treasury is to allocate £2bn to boost housebuilding and address what Sajid Javid, communities secretary, has called a “moral duty” to tackle Britain’s longstanding housing shortage.

Theresa May sets Brexit course away from EU single market

Theresa May has set Britain on course to leave the EU by 2019 in her first major speech on Brexit, saying that the UK would become a “fully independent, sovereign” country in the clearest sign yet that she wants a clean break from Europe’s single market.

Germany's deputy chancellor attacks Deutsche Bank chief

Germany’s deputy chancellor has launched a blistering attack on John Cryan, Deutsche Bank chief executive, as concerns continue to rise among the country's political and corporate elite over the market storm threatening to engulf the country's biggest lender.

Jack Ma in Indonesia Shows ‘Explosive’ Online Sales Growth

In a testament to the rising consumer potential of the world’s No. 6 emerging market, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has tapped for guidance the king of Chinese e-commerce: Jack Ma.
Jokowi, as Indonesia’s leader is known, further intensified the buzz surrounding his co...

Singapore Home Prices Slide by Most in More Than Seven Years

Home prices fall for 12th quarter as curbs stay, dropping 1.5%. Residential values are down 11% from peak in September 2013.

Sacked Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry hits back

When Mr Cyrus Mistry took over as Tata Group chairman in 2012, little was known about him outside business circles.

Sam Allardyce could face football ban over saga that saw him lose England job

Sam Allardyce could face Football Association charges and even a ban following the controversy that brought his England reign to an abrupt end.

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10th A Journey Through Time by YTL is a monument of style

If you adore high-quality craftsmanship and artistry, the 10th A Journey Through Time (AJTT X) is right up your alley as it showcases some of the world’s most exquisite adornments by world-famous watchmakers, jewellers and fashion designers.

Championing Ecological Preservation With The Launch of Gaya Island Resort Wildlife Centre

YTL's Gaya Island Resort marked another important milestone with the official launch of Gaya Island Resort Wildlife Centre on 26 October 2016. Led by Justin Juhun - Senior Resident Naturalist, the team is committed to long-term conservation, raising awareness for sustainable seafood choices, ...

Isetan chooses YTL's Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur to be first flagship ''Japan Store'' in the world outside of Tokyo

ISETAN's journey with YTL's Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur began 26 years ago and the partnership continues to this day, setting trends and delivering unique shopping experiences in the city center. 

The Japan Store is a visual feast for the design inclined and is slated to be a desig...

Wildlife conservation programme in place on Gaya island

In a bid to promote awareness on wildlife and nature conservation, Gaya Island Resort officially launched its wildlife centre today.

YTL's ERL Unveils Its New KLIA Transit Train

The unveiling of the train was officiated by the Minister of Transport, YB Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai. Also present were Deputy Minister of Transport, YB Datuk Aziz Kaprawi, Executive Chairman of YTL Corporation, Tan Sri Dato' Seri (Dr) Yeoh Tiong Lay, Managing Director of YTL Corporation, ...

Lessons on global issues

PERAK held the World’s Largest Lesson (WLL) project across all districts in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. State education department director Rozi Puteh Ismail reprised his role as a school teacher for one hour at SK Tambun last Thursday, giving a lesso...

A decade of excellence

Annual watch and jewellery fair A Journey Through Time is set to return to Starhill Gallery for the 10th year, featuring a curation of unique new offerings for connoisseurs and enthusiasts to celebrate the art and craftsmanship of watches and jewellery, complemented by high fashion, fine food and...

YTL expands portfolio with three UK hotel acquisitions

MALAYSIA’s YTL Hotels is expanding its portfolio with the recent acquisition of three properties, one each in Edinburgh, Berkshire and London.

Eric Cantona says Yes to Malaysia

Manchester United's French legend Eric Cantona says that he considers Malaysia to be his second home. 'King Eric' was the guest of communications' provider, YES as he made his fifth visit to the Southeast Asia nation last week, stopping by Penang, Kota Bahru, Kuantan, Kuala Lumpur...