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Business 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Global effort to curb money laundering

THREE DAYS before Sept 11, 2001, Mohamed Atta, the man who piloted American Airlines flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre (WTC) in New York, wired out a total of US$7,860 from two grocery stores in Maryland. On Sept 10, Marwan al-Shehri sent US$5,400 from a Greyhound bus terminal in Boston before he commandeered United Airlines flight 175 the next day, crashing it into the WTC South Tower. In both cases, the recipient of the funds was a terrorist support network based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Nation 10 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Deliberate limit on students sent abroad

The Government has 'deliberately limited' the number of students being sent abroad for higher education because it wants to turn Malaysia into a centre of education excellence for local and foreign students, said Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

The banking challenge

There are already signs that growth in the banking sector is beginning to slow down. This was evidenced by the latest financial results in the past quarter that was just released

Nation 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dr M and wife attend open house

Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad was given a roaring welcome by lion dance troupes at the open house of Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Michael Chen and his wife Puan Sri Helen Chen at a restaurant here yesterday.

Business 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Banking on new growth avenues

WHILE banks may not be tempted to initiate another round of huge bank merger exercises just yet, there seems to be a trend in the industry for banks to look at other avenues or means to position themselves as tomorrow#146;s winners.

Nation 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Zeti: Consumers can help banks

Well-informed consumers can play a pivotal role in ensuring that the nation's banking sector is in tandem with the fast-paced development of a market driven economy.

Nation 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bilateral trade with Hungary to be increased

Plans are under way to increase bilateral trade between Malaysia and Hungary over the next few years, Second Finance Minister Datuk Dr Jamaludin Jarjis said yesterday.

Nation 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

PM in Lebanon for two-day visit

Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad arrived in Beirut Monday with a high-powered delegation of ministers, top government officials and corporate leaders for a two-day working visit, seen as reflecting Malaysia#8217;s further commitment to helping in the reconstruction of Lebanon.

Lifestyle 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tracing dirty money

WITH cyber crime on the rise and terrorism in the global picture, the fight against money-laundering has become more critical, reports ALLAN KOAY.

Nation 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Attend to small borrowers too, PM tells banks

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on the 10 local banks to establish special departments or sections and facilities to deal with small borrowers and small and medium industries (SMIs).