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Business 24 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Foreign business news in brief

News briefs, including from Hong Kong that Kerry Properties Ltd, a Hong Kong-based builder controlled by the family of Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok, said its first-half profit more than doubled as it sold more apartments and revalued investment properties.

Business 09 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Kuok still the richest in South-East Asia

Malaysian tycoon Tan Sri Robert Kuok, whose vast empire includes media, hotel and mining properties, is South-East Asia's richest person with an estimated wealth of US$5.3bil, I>Forbes/Imagazine said yesterday.

Business 04 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

China’s tariff removal to boost palm oil demand

THE elimination of the import tariff rate quota on edible oil in China from next year, coupled with rising consumption of the product there, augur well for palm oil, which has gained popularity in the country.

Business 16 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Good prospects for Malaysian firms in Holland

TRADE and investment between Malaysia and the Netherlands has mostly been a one-way traffic with Malaysia exporting more products to the Netherlands, and more foreign direct investments (FDIs) flowing from Dutch companies into Malaysia.

Business 06 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

GHope to use Unimills for expansion in Europe

GOLDEN Hope Plantations Bhd will use Unimills BV, the leading vegetable oil refiner in Europe, as a launching pad for further expansion in Europe.

Business 28 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tightly held PPB ‘attractive’

STARTING today, StarBiz profiles some of the companies featured under the Capital Market Development Fund-Bursa Malaysia Research Scheme.YEOW POOI LING takes a look at the PPB Group.

Business 11 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian Bulk wins TNB coal contract

MALAYSIAN Bulk Carriers Bhd, a shipping company controlled by billionaire Robert Kuok, said it has won a three-year contract with Tenaga Nasional Bhd to ship coal to Malaysian ports.

Business 06 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

PM’s Australian visit may address investment deficit

IT is likely that on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's agenda when he meets Prime Minister John Howard in Canberra will be the imbalance in investment flows.

Business 17 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Pos Malaysia to expand courier ops

POS Malaysia Services Holdings Bhd intends to expand its courier service business - the most lucrative division in the group - to tap into the US$1.2bil market in Asean and beyond.

Business 12 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Maybulk plans share buyback

MALAYSIAN Bulk Carriers Bhd (Maybulk), a shipping company controlled by billionaire Robert Kuok, said it plans to buy back its own shares to raise its stock price as it has lagged gains made by its competitors, chief executive Kuok Khoon Kuan said.