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Business 13 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Merchant banks look to equity market for growth

With the corporate bond market slowing down in the second half of the year, merchant bankers are expecting equity-related activities to drive their growth next year.

Business 20 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Markets tumble across Asia

STOCK markets in Asia tumbled yesterday as investor sentiment was dampened by worries about the region's economic prospects in the face of the US dollar's continued weakness and Washington's move to impose import quotas on selected Chinese textile products.

Business 08 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Higher ratings for toll operators

HIGHER traffic volumes, better business fundamentals and sounder financial structures are giving the bonds issued by toll road operators higher ratings.

Business 09 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bank CEOs see better year ahead

i>StarBiz/italks to Datuk Amirsham A. Aziz, Piyush Gupta and Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow

Business 11 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

CEO Outlook - Three sons driving growth

Three corporate captains featured in Thursday's CEO Outlook series: Datuk Nazir Razak of CIMB, Datuk Lee Oi Han of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) and Carl Bek-Nielsen of United Plantations Bhd (UP) - scions of Malaysia's most prominent families

Business 13 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Goldman Sachs upbeat on Malaysia

Goldman Sachs has reaffirmed its bullish view on the Malaysian economy, citing the country's participation in the regional export recovery, strong recovery in the private sector capital expenditure (capex) in the third quarter and expectations of bank lending growth to accelerate sharply next year.

Business 15 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Good year ahead for KL market

A SHIFT in liquidity to the equity market from the bond market and possible inflows of foreign funds would likely lead to a better KLSE performance in 2004, said Pheim Unit Trusts Bhd (PUTB) chief executive officer Phua Lee Kerk.

Business 20 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Small-cap stocks still the favourite

In the second and final part of a discussion on the stock market for 2004 with I>StarBiz/Iassistant news editor I>JAGDEV SINGH SIDHU/Iand reporter I>ELAINE ANG/I>, the two fund managers - KLCS Asset Management executive director/chief investment officer Connie Ong and Fortress Capital Asset Management chief executive officer Thomas Yong - together with three research heads - AmResearch executive director Gan Kim Khoon, OSK Research's Pankaj Kumar, and KN Kenanga's Seow Choong Liang - tell us just what type of stocks they are looking at.

Business 23 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

More active KLSE in 2004 as foreign investors shift to equity

A lot more activities can be expected in the stock market next year as local and foreign investors' interest is being shifted from the bond into the equity market, according to Pheim Unit Trusts Bhd chief executive officer Phua Lee Kerk.

Business 24 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Strong fourth quarter heralds IPO recovery

B>LONDON:/BProspects for a recovery in global equity market activity next year look promising after a pick-up in initial public offerings (IPOs) towards the end of 2003, according to preliminary data released by financial information provider Dealogic.