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Business 13 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ford shifts to high gear on pick-up trucks

Ford Malaysia Sdn Bhd plans to introduce several new models, starting with a new I>Ford Ranger/Iautomatic by July, to further strengthen its position as one of the makers of best selling pick-up trucks in the country.

Business 01 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS looms large for tech firms

Electronics manufacturers, already reeling from low margins and fierce competition, must now also contend with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak, which analysts said could dent business in Asia this quarter.

Business 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

TSMC earnings down 34%

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), the world#8217;s largest contract chipmaker, reported yesterday its net profit dropped 34% in the first quarter from a year earlier, but it also forecast the end of a slump that started in 2001.

Business 17 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kossan expects current-year turnover to rise 10%

RUBBER products manufacturer Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd expects a 10% increase in turnover to RM168mil for its financial year ending Dec 31, 2003.

Business 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stocks drop on economic woes

Stocks slipped on Friday for the third time in four sessions as worries about the US economy and corporate earnings took the shine off surprisingly strong readings on retail sales and consumer sentiment.

Business 09 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Biotechnology-based firm Inproser all set for Mesdaq listing

THE KLSE's Mesdaq market will see the listing of what is probably the first biotechnology-based company when Inproser Bhd makes its initial public offering (IPO) to raise RM 70mil before the year is out.

Business 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Modest gains for blue chips

Blue chips scraped out modest gains on Friday as US-led forces closed in on Baghdad, but technology stocks slumped under the weight of earnings warnings from companies like software maker PeopleSoft Inc.

Business 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

UMS aims to maintain sales

UMS Holdings Bhd, a distributor of mechanical power transmission products, hopes to maintain last year#039;s turnover of RM45.2mil for the year ending Sept 30, 2003, according to its managing director Billy Ng.

Business 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Settling smallest debts first the perfect morale booster

Clear your smallest debts #8211; that#8217;s the advice for people who have run into financial problems.

Business 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stocks dip as fears of war rise

Blue-chip stocks finished a touch higher but the market was mostly flat on Friday after a week of stomach-churning swings, as worries about war and unease about the US economy#8217;s health sapped investors#8217; confidence.