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Business News Archive - September 25, 2008

Business News In Brief CAR MAKERS The private equity firm which controls Chrysler, Cerberus Capital, is in talks to buy out Daimler's remaining 20 per cent stake in the loss-making car manufacturer.

By Datuk Abdul Rashid Khan WE refer to the letter from B.S. Chua of Penang, "Baggage allowance: What is MAS' actual policy" (NST , Sept 23).

By Michael Savage Ryanair passengers will soon be able to use their mobiles on board - at a price WITH CRYING babies, cramped seating and an overpriced cheddar sandwich for sustenance, budget airline flights have never been the most comfortable or stress-free of journeys.

By Hamisah Hamid BOSTON: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said it does not expect to see any major impact on its business as international carriers go ahead with plans to trim their flight schedules come November due to the high fuel costs and a general slowdown in the economy.

By REBECCA ARMSTRONG Hit & Run... As airlines fail left, right and centre, one entrepreneur has placed the biggest-ever order for Learjets - splashing out $1.5bn (800m) for 110 of them.

By Hamisah Hamid BOSTON: The Penang International Airport will be the second airport after the KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang to be recognised as a "green" airport, says Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB) managing director Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad.

By Simon Calder Analysis AS THE the low-cost airline industry plunges into its gloomiest- ever winter, the quest for "ancillaries" is intensifying. Average air fares in Europe are set to fall even further during the next few months.

Britain produces 700 named cheeses - that's more than France. There are more than 2,000 varieties of apple grown in Britain. The Bramley apple is still produced from stock taken from the original tree where a pip was planted in the garden of a Mr Bramley in the early 19th century.

T he final arrival of summer has seen Westcountry arable farmers completing their main grain harvest, when this late in the year most would have been expecting to have ploughed, cultivated and made seedbeds ready for planting next year's cereals.

Bangers and mash, fish and chips, Yorkshire puddings and cucumber sandwiches... The waves are not the only place where Britannia rules - we reign at the dinner table too.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.