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Perseverance pays off for Math Magc board game inventor Jimmy Yeoh; Yeoh says he has sold over 60,000 sets of Math Magic, in 12 languages, since it was introduced at RM120 locally and £25 in the UK

Updated: Monday March 24, 2014 MYT 9:38:46 AM

Perseverance pays off for game inventor

BY LIM WING HOOI

A measure of success: Magic Gamewerks Sdn Bhd founder Jimmy Yeoh and the Math Magic board game he successfully commercialised. Children who play Math Magic enhance their mathematics skill while having fun. The philosophy behind MathMagic is to match each coloured side of the tile, which is divided into four triangles with different colours and numbers. A painting on the wall of her tomb depicting Egyptian Queen Nefertari (1295- 1255 BCE) playing Senet. Read more of this post

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Indian business looks to Modi to spark capex revival

March 23, 2014 7:31 am

Indian business looks to Modi to spark capex revival

By James Crabtree in Mumbai

India’s opinion polls put opposition leader Narendra Modi as the country’s next prime minister, shortly after election results are announced on May 16. But will India’s corporate sector, enthused by the arrival of a new government headed by a self-described business-friendly leader, then begin investing once again? Read more of this post

US biotech stocks suffer sharp slide on Congress letter over the price of a hepatitis C drug treatment from Gilead Sciences

Last updated: March 22, 2014 1:03 am

US biotech stocks suffer sharp slide on Congress letter

By Arash Massoudi and Alan Rappeport in New York

Biotechnology stocks, the standout asset class of the soaring US equity market, suffered their sharpest decline since October 2011 on Friday after US congressional representatives raised concerns over the price of a hepatitis C drug treatment from Gilead Sciences. Read more of this post

European regulators warn as risky loans rise above bubble peak

March 23, 2014 7:31 pm

European regulators warn as risky loans rise above bubble peak

By Anne-Sylvaine Chassany and Martin Arnold in London

Debt investors are abandoning normal creditor protections on European leveraged buyout loans as they snap up riskier securities at a faster rate and in greater proportions than at the peak of the credit bubble. Read more of this post

German property rush chases concrete gold; Low interest rates see savers invest in houses and flats

March 23, 2014 2:44 pm

Germany’s property rush is based on concrete gold

By Claire Jones in Frankfurt

For Germans these days, some things that do not glitter are gold. A property boom across the biggest cities has been dubbed a betongold – literally concrete gold – rush. Read more of this post

Libraries lend themselves to new business creation

March 23, 2014 12:31 pm

Libraries lend themselves to new business creation

By Andrew Bounds, North of England correspondent

Manchester’s imposing Central Library reopened this weekend with a mission to inspire a new generation to read – and start businesses. Read more of this post

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