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Letters 11 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Link pensions to CPI to be fair to pensioners

From RICHARD POON of Sungei Buloh

Business 29 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Strong buying interest as worries subside

THE Malaysian Institute of Economic Research trimmed its 2006 growth forecast to 5.2% from 5.5% saying that higher oil prices would curb overseas demand for exports and hence gross domestic product growth.

Business 20 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

3.9% CPI rise in June lower than expected

Malaysia posted a smaller-than-expected inflation rate with the consumer price index (CPI) for June rising 3.9% to 103.8 from a year ago and gaining 0.2% from May, the Statistics Department said yesterday.

Business 18 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Two-digit losses for KLCI again

The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) posted double-digit losses for the second straight day as the Middle East crisis entered its sixth day and crude oil price continued to hover at last week's record high.

Business 01 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

High inflation likely to affect interest rates

THE recent data released by the Statistics Department suggests that the impact of the recent hike in fuel prices on inflation has slowly diminished.

Business 25 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Comments from various sectors on the raise in electricity rates

One has to understand the hike in electricity rates, inflation will worsen, there will be an increase in manufacturing costs, it is unacceptable, these are some of the comments from various sectors.

Business 20 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

All eyes on rate meeting

All eyes will be on Bank Negara's upcoming Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on Monday during which a decision on a fresh hike in interest rates could be made, but market expectations are divided on whether rates would be raised.

Business 18 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

April inflation rate up 4.6% on higher fuel, transport costs

Malaysia's inflation rate held near a seven-year high in April as rising fuel prices increased transportation costs.

Nation 13 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Shock results in Tamil Nadu polls

THE shock defeat of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the results of the Tamil Nadu election dominated the Tamil dailies.

Business 06 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

EPF on economy, bonds

STARTING today, the Employees Provident Fund looks at several issues affecting the economy and capital markets. Its series of articles every fortnight will also examine some of the interesting corporate events and companies themselves.