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Business 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Passing on gift of good food

FOR hundreds of years, the richness and uniqueness of the Malaccan cuisines had remained within the four walls of the Chitty, Nyonya and Portuguese communities. It was only in the last 20 to 30 years that the Nyonyas and Portuguese opened their kitchens to the outside world, with the latter setting up restaurants mainly on the Portuguese Settlement in Ujong Pasir while the former had small stalls selling Nyonya I>laksa/Iand I>popiah/I>.

Business 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

China beckons M’sian firms

MALAYSIAN construction firms have been urged to participate in international consortiums bidding for a slice of the US$21bil worth of projects for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Business 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

GDP growth rate may be revised later

BANK Negara#146;s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate forecast for the country remains at 4.5% for now but could be #147;weaker#148; due to external uncertainties, while interest rates are currently at #147;appropriate levels#148; said its Assistant Governor Datuk Latifah Merican Chong.

Business 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Know the Chinese culture, Asean businessmen advised

ASEAN businessmen need to take precautions against risks when in-vesting in China, according to Lee Peng Shu, the vice-president of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry#039;s education committee.

Business 17 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Alliance Bank opens two more branches

THE Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd branch network has risen to 79, with the opening of two new branches in the Klang Valley at the Wisma MCA at the end of last month, and at Mont Kiara last week.

Business 26 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

MCA to organise seminar on investments

THE MCA Economic Bureau is organising a half-day seminar, I>Maintaining the growth momentum #150; domestic investment initiatives/Ion May 22 at Wisma MCA, Kuala Lumpur.

Business 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

The lighter side at the MCA economic seminar

·MCA president and Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik in declaring open the seminar, commended MCA Economic Bureau chairman and Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn, for being #8220;spot on#8221; in predicting the date for the announcement of the government's economic package.

Business 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Zeti: Minimise reduction in deposit rates

BANKS have been urged to minimise the adjustments to their deposit rates following the cut in Bank Negara#039;s intervention rate, a move intended to reduce the cost of funds to businesses.

Business 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Call for smooth loan process

BANKS and financial institutions should improve their delivery systems to ensure that small- and medium-sized industries and enterprises do not face too much hassle and delay in securing much needed loans.

Business 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asia export growth seen to slow down

ASIAN export growth, led by China, is set to slow down this year regardless of whether the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak is contained or not, said BNP Paribas Peregrine Securities chief economist Chan Kok Peng.