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LNG plant another landmark for Petronas

PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd#039;s (Pe- tronas) integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, to be officially opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad next Thursday, marks another remarkable achievement by the national oil company.

RM2bil Proton City plant back on track

DELAYED by four years due to the economic crisis which hit the country in July 1997, Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Bhd#039;s (Proton) RM2bil state-of-the-art automobile manufacturing plant in Proton City, Tanjung Malim in Selangor, is now firmly back on track.

Port to study Petronas call for lower charges

BINTULU Port Holdings Bhd (BPHB), whose income will be boosted when the Malaysian LNG Tiga Sdn Bhd (MLNG3) plant comes on-stream, will give #147;due consideration#039;#039; to Petroliam Nasional Bhd#039;s (Petronas) request to lower its port charges for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers.

Petronas can stand tests

PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is well prepared to weather new challenges in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) business, said its president and chief executive officer Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Merican.

Don: Economy now stronger to withstand crisis

THE Malaysian economy is now in a much stronger position to withstand challenges compared to the time of the Asian financial crisis in 1997/1998, according to academician and National Economic Action Council (NEAC) head of the special consultancy team on globalisation, Professor Dr Mahani Zainal Abidin.

The importance of timing for the government's economic package

THE waiting continues. It had been widely expected that the government would announce its economic package on April 7. Instead, on that day, Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the details would be out only after the government was certain that the situation in Iraq would not warrant changes in Malaysia's economic strategies.

Malaysia's central bank governor's term extended

Datuk Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz has been reappointed governor of Bank Negara (the central bank) for another three-year term, sources told I>StarBiz./I>

Cultivate rapport with media, said economist

THE government needs to increase transparency in its decision making processes and cultivate rapport with the media to avoid misinterpretation of its policies, according to busi-ness author and economist Michael Backman.

French govt to encourage firms to invest in M'sia

THE FRENCH government will encourage more of its medium-sized enterprises to invest in Malaysia, which it considers to be a lucrative market in Asia, French International Trade Minister Francois Loos said.

The man synonymous with IT in Malaysia

TENGKU Dr Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen is synonymous with information technology (IT) in Malaysia.