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Business 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Need for life insurance

As long as you have dependants whom you care for, you need life insurance at least until you grow rich enough to be self-insured, writes RAJEN DEVADASON.

Business 15 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

C&W unit sells part of M1

A SUBSIDIARY of Britain#8217;s Cable Wireless plc (CW) has sold an 18% stake in Singapore mobile phone group MobileOne Ltd (M1) for a net S$235mil.

Business 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Positive outlook for SP Setia

LOCAL property concern SP Setia Bhd's warrants are trading at an attractive price, hovering below 85 sen. This low pricing, however, has not attracted the attention of analysts who seem to prefer the company's mother share.

Business 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

CEO confident of sell-out for The Vista project

THE Vista at Sutera Harbour, a luxurious lifestyle condominium development, targeted at the corporate tourism market, is expected to be completely sold by the end of this year, said Sutera Harbour Resort president and chief executive officer Datuk Edward Ong.

Business 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Boost for biotech sector

THE local biotechnology industry received a boost yesterday with the launch of a RM114mil venture capital fund by Spring Hill Bioventures Sdn Bhd.

Business 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

It’s business unusual

HE calls it Business Unusual. Loh Chaw Mun, a 16-year veteran in the life insurance business, is on a mission to re-invent the way the domestic financial services industry is run.

Business 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Great Eastern heads for backdoor listing

A BACKDOOR listing may be in the offing for the Malaysian operations of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd if negotiations between GEL Capital (M) Bhd and PacificMas Bhd for the restructuring of their equity and insurance business operations are successful.

Business 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Insurance consolidation gets heated up

PACIFICMAS Bhd attracted much interested over the week on news of a possible backdoor listing with the country's largest life insurance company Great Eastern Life Assurance (M) Bhd.

Business 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Versus the CI

Pauline SC Ng writes on Plus, Tien Wah, PavificMas, Park May and YTL e-Solutions.

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

IT spending by insurers expected to exceed RM133mil

INFORMATION technology (IT) investment by the insurance industry will see strong double-digit growth and exceed RM133mil this year as companies turn increasingly to technology to upgrade their customer servicing capabilities, said Intel Technology Asia regional sales manager Lai Yit Loong.