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Business 17 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

March exports fall after four months of rises

SINGAPORE'S surging export growth slowed in March after climbing for four straight months, hit by declining shipments of drugs and electronics to the United States and Europe, government data showed yesterday.

Business 17 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Proton Holdings comes under selling pressure

Shares in Proton Holdings Bhd, which has assumed the listed status of Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Bhd (Proton) following a group restructuring, took a beating on their first day of trade on the MSEB yesterday, closing 70 sen or some 7% lower than the Proton stock's last traded price of RM9.85 before its suspension three weeks ago.

Business 17 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

MAS eases rules on credit cards

IN a move that could open doors for banks to hundreds of thousands of untapped customers, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Thursday announced it will change its banking rules with immediate effect to allow for greater flexibility in granting or applying for credit cards, the Singapore I>Business Times/Ireported yesterday.

Business 17 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Sapura Defence looks to boost local presence

SAPURA Defence, a developer and provider of defence technologies, is looking to strengthen its presence in the country and Asean and will continue to make significant investment in a new technology to improve the communications process of the local military operations.

Business 18 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Salcon to secure more Chinese water treatment projects

Salcon Bhd, which has aggressively expanded its water treatment operations to China, expects to secure many more water treatment projects in China by the end of this year.

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.

Business 19 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bernas not overly concerned over effects of WTO free trade rules

PADIBERAS Nasional Bhd (Bernas) is unafraid if the rice market opens under the free trade rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), declares the company's chief executive Ahmad Fuad Abdul Wahab.

Business 19 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bernas refines its multiple roles

EIGHT years after its privatisation, Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) has clearly defined its multiple roles as guardian of the national rice needs and a profit-oriented corporation. Bernas recognises that it must meet both its national and corporate objectives.

Business 19 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Striving to be a force to be reckoned with globally

GLOBALISATION is set to herald greater coast-to-coast transnational trade and opportunities, bringing with it bountiful opportunities for both the physical and services-related sectors.

Business 19 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Mitrajaya unit gets SC nod for RM50mil Islamic facility

MITRAJAYA Holdings Bhd's wholly owned subsidiary, Pembinaan Mitrajaya Sdn Bhd (PMJ), has received approval from the Securities Commision for a RM50mil I>murabahah/Imulti-option notes issuance facility.