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Business 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

HSBC Malaysia regional hub for Islamic financing

INTERNATIONAL banking group HSBC is strategically positioning its unit HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd to be its Islamic financial business hub for the South-East Asian region, HSBC Bank Malaysia deputy chairman and chief executive officer Zarir J. Cama told I>StarBiz/I>.

Business 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Faring in global offshore businesses

Ching Yew Chye, Accenture's managing partner for Southeast Client Group) takes a look at the benefits of moving operations across the seas and more importantl;y seeks to answer Malaysia's future in an increasingly crowded space.

Business 21 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Retailers brace for tough times

Property Talk: A weekly column by S.C. Cheah.This week he says that retailers, suffering the brunt of the war in Iraq and the outbreak of a killer virus, are already up in arms preparing themselves for the worst.

Lifestyle 19 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Great diving at the Great Barrier Reef

Off the coast of Australia 's tropical north lies one of the planet 's natural wonders - the Great Barrier Reef..Covering 344,000 sq km,it 's a surreal paradise of over 1,500 fish species and 400 coral varieties. Michael D'Oliveiro goes for an underwater frolic in the world 's biggest aquarium and comes face to face with friendly residents like Wally,the Napoleon Maori Wrasse.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

DRB-Hicom warrant not expensive

INTERESTS in DRB-Hicom Bhd shares and warrants could pick up in the near term after its 32 per cent-owned associate company Edaran Otomobil Nasional Bhd (EON) secured a long-awaited motor sales agreement with Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Bhd (Proton) earlier this week.

Nation 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Klang Valley to have traffic info system by 2005

Motorists in the Klang Valley can look forward to receiving real-time information on the traffic situation through electronic messaging boards, the Internet, short messaging services, wireless application, protocol-based applications or toll-free numbers.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

MISC signs five long-term charter pacts for LNG carriers

MALAYSIA International Shipping Corp Bhd (MISC) has recently signed five long-term charter party agreements for the provision of five 137.1 cu m liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.

Business 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Faber faced with limited options

DESPERATE times call for desperate measures. Faber Group Bhd knows this only too well. Saddled with massive debts and exorbitant interest payments, the group needs to fast work out a plan to address its financial woes.

Business 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

HSBC may not charge any fee for ATM chip card

HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd, which expects to launch its chip-based bankcard in mid-year, may not charge any fee for the card as it would be using a cost-efficient automated teller machine (ATM) system.

Business 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

SiberHegner plans to set up IT regional hub in Malaysia

SIBERHEGNER (M) Sdn Bhd, member of DKSH group, intends to set up an information technology (IT) centre in Malaysia to centralise and integrate IT systems in its South East Asia operations, said DKSH Holdings Ltd president and CEO, Dr Joerg Wolle.