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Pioneer in the palm oil industry

Samuel S. W. Kam is the man who helped turn Lam Soon into an iconic global brand, and in doing so helped blaze a trail to elevate Malaysia's palm oil industry into what…
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How big buildings are cleaned

In August, a specialist team ascended London’s Houses of Parliament to clean the clock faces of the Elizabeth Tower – home to the famous Big Ben bell. The hands on each of the…
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Lessons on opening a café

From those who’d done it Thinking of starting your own cosy café? Done right, it can be a very fulfilling experience. Compiled by Sean Yoong New cafés have opened at a dizzying pace…

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Parties, money and social media

If you were to run an online business it would be natural to do it through a dedicated website. Or so it used to be. Today, more and more entrepreneurs are going straight…
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Life after retirement

It’s finally time to retire and enjoy the fruits of your labour – or is it? With the cost of living outpacing savings, we take a look at how some individuals are planning…
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Malaysia as springboard for regional expansion

UK-headquartered BAE Systems Applied Intelligence had surveyed several countries in Asia for the ideal site to house its third Global Delivery Centre before deciding on Malaysia. It has been incredibly pleased with the…
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Manufacturing Beyond 2020

The days of low-cost assembly lines producing transistor radios and televisions are long gone. Today, it’s all about space age nano materials and global manufacturing eco-systems. This week, on Hear and Now in…