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Business 22 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Is the presence of foreign funds for real this time?

IN investment, hindsight has little value other than to provide excuses. However, when something from the past looks like being repeated, hindsight can be useful.

Business 25 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Taiwan govt pledges to stabilise financial markets

B>TAIPEI:/BTaiwan's central bank and finance ministry pledged yesterday to stabilise the financial markets as the island tries to defuse a crisis over last weekend's disputed presidential election.

Business 27 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

MSEB seen to open high next week

THE stock market is expected to open higher next week following Bank Negara's announcement of a stronger economic growth forecast of 6% to 6.5% for 2004 and that there will be no changes to interest rates, fund managers and economists said.

Business 29 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Guthrie next candidate for plantation merger?

KUMPULAN Guthrie Bhd is believed to be the next candidate for a merger exercise to create a sizeable property and plantation business following the merger between Island Peninsular Bhd (IP) and Golden Hope Plantations Bhd.

Business 30 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

PNB’s grand plan takes shape

THE grand plan of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) to create the biggest property and plantation companies on the MSEB has begun to take shape with the formalisation of the assets swap between Island Peninsular Bhd (IP) and Golden Hope Plantations Bhd (GHope).

Business 31 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

KLSE gains two points on late institutional support

After spending almost the entire day in negative territory Tuesday, the KLSE Composite Index (CI) staged a sharp recovery minutes from the market's close to register a nearly two-point gain on late institutional support for selected blue chips.

Business 01 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Further easing of forex rules raises interest in local market

THE continuous liberalisation of foreign exchange administration rules by Bank Negara has made foreign investment in Malaysian stocks much easier, thereby raising overall investor interest in the local capital market.

Business 02 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

KL market to outperform Asian peers

THE KL stock market will outperform its peers in Asia this year against the backdrop of stable political and favourable economic conditions in the country, said Standard Poor's (SP) director and general manager of Asia equity research, Charles Wheeler.

Business 12 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Buying interest seen in banking stocks

CURRENT investor uncertainty over impending changes to the interest rate framework and implementation of a deposit insurance scheme can provide buying opportunities ahead of the next set of bank results reporting season in May.

Business 19 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Wooing investors with road shows

THERE has been greater interest in property stocks not only among local investors but also foreign investors, who have placed greater ratings on these counters based on their performance on the local bourse.