Recent and archived articles by Kuching

26 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Certified timber product exports to Australia, Europe on the rise

MALAYSIA has steadily increased the exports of certified timber products, which fetch a 3% to 4% premium, to Europe and Australia since 2002.

15 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

SECB gets shareholders’ nod for sale

SARAWAK Enterprise Corp Bhd (SECB) will divest its entire interest in wafer foundry 1st Silicon (M) Sdn Bhd and three other non-core assets for a total of RM501.9mil as part of the company's proposed restructuring and rationalisation exercise.

15 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

15% surcharge by dry cargo ships in Sarawak

COASTAL vessels transporting dry cargo between major towns in Sarawak will impose a 15% surcharge from today to offset the escalating diesel fuel costs.

14 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Relocate to Sibu industrial park, shipbuilders told

SHIPBUILDERS operating along the Rejang and Igan rivers in central Sarawak are urged to quickly relocate their operations to the privatised Sibu shipbuilding industrial park in Rantau Panjang .

6 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Umehiko on aggressive promotion abroad

SARAWAK-BASED Umehiko (M) Sdn Bhd, whose natural landscape stones have made inroads in the Australian market, is aggressively promoting its products further afield.

2 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

SEDC aims to make Damai top tourist belt

Sarawak State Economic Development Corp (SEDC) is to re-position Damai in the Santubong peninsula near Kuching, where it owns two beach hotels and other tourism assets, as a premier tourist destination.

1 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

KUB keen on Avenue Capital stake

KUB Malaysia Bhd is planning to buy a substantial stake in universal broking group Avenue Capital Resources Bhd because it sees plenty of opportunities in the financial services sector in the next few years, said chief executive officer Izham Yusoff.

31 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

OMG Fidelity plans to expand Kuching plant

Electronic chemicals manufacturer OMG Fidelity (M) Sdn Bhd, which is targeting annual growth in output of between 10% and 15% for the next two years, plans to expand its Sama Jaya Free Industrial Zone plant when full capacity is reached.

19 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Naim Cendera starts second mixed project in Kota Samarahan

NAIM Cendera Holdings Bhd, which targets to build some 1,500 houses annually in the next three years, has embarked on a second mixed property development project in fast-growing Kota Samarahan.

19 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

55 SME joint ventures under 10-year-old scheme

BUMIPUTRA and non-bumiputra small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) have combined forces to set up 55 companies since the launch of the Genuine Joint Venture programme 10 years ago.