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Business 08 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Root cause of social dilemma

By Dr TARCISIUS CHIN

Business 12 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Public Bank teams up with MU to unveil credit card

Public Bank Bhd has launched its latest credit card - I>Public Bank (PB) Manchester United MasterCard/I- in an exclusive co-branding with Manchester United Football Club, as part of its competitive moves in the local credit card market.

Business 17 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

NST to start tabloid edition on Sept 1

BROADSHEET English-language paper, I>The New Straits Times/I(NST), will add a new compact edition from next month, in a bid to turn around falling circulation, its group editor-in-chief said yesterday.

Business 22 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Boost for 'creative industries'

A United Nations agency and the Brazilian government on Friday launched a joint initiative aimed at helping developing countries to reap the trade benefits of their #8220;creative industries#8221; such as music, art or film.

Business 31 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Franchise industry set for robust growth this year

MALAYSIA#8217;S franchise industry is expected to see robust growth this year as reflected by its 24% expansion to RM10.7bil in 2002 from RM8.6bil in 2001, Malaysian Franchise Association chairman Datuk Adzmi Abdul Wahab said.

Business 06 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Building a resilient workforce

Labour market conditions and job creation are reportedly very important issues in the upcoming US presidential election. There have been concerns that jobs are leaving the US shores to other cheaper countries such as India and China, and it is not just about assembly jobs but also the white-collar high paying jobs.

Business 15 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Review of tax regime: Plain, simple outcome expected

BUDGET 2005 did not introduce any major changes to the corporate income tax regime. There is, however, one element of the Budget speech which will be welcomed by tax practitioners and all taxpayers alike - the establishment of a Taxation System Review Panel comprising representatives from the public and private sectors.

Business 21 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

KLSICCI English-Tamil directory on loans

THE Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KLSICCI) plans to launch a bilingual loan directory in English and Tamil as a reference to all types of loan, grants and Government incentives available to the public, its president Adolf Ludge said.

Business 26 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

There’s still plenty of life left in Hong Kong

The economic obituary for this island city-state has been written several times.

Business 30 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

India to review banning of foreign investment in newspaper business

India is reviewing a five-decade-old policy banning the printing of foreign newspapers and magazines after some publications started to defy the law to secure a piece of the country's multimillion-dollar advertising and subscription market, a news report said Tuesday