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Business 25 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

CIMB Research: Local interest rates likely to go up about 25 basis points

DOMESTIC interest rates are likely to go up by an estimated 25 basis points (bps) in the second half of next year, CIMB Research said.

Letters 20 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

An evil that has to be abolished

At a recent colloquium to discuss strategies to fight corruption in Malaysia,participants decided that the best method was to adopt a multi-pronged approach, SUHAINI AZNAM reports.

Business 15 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

China producer prices up at fast pace

Chinese producer prices rose in the year through May at their fastest pace since before the 1997 Asian financial crisis, raising prospects of the first interest rate rise in nearly a decade.

Business 13 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rally may fizzle over inflation

More signs of strong economic growth may boost stocks next week, but concerns about inflation and rising interest rates could put a damper on a summer rally before the season officially starts.

Business 05 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Department revising composition of CPI basket of goods

MALAYSIA will revise the basket of goods used to measure the consumer price index (CPI), the Statistics Department said on Friday.

Nation 05 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Survey on household expenditure

The Statistics Department is conducting a nationwide survey on household expenditure from this month to May 2005 which will involve selected households being interviewed.

Business 04 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

BoJ denies shift in monetary policy

Top officials at the Bank of Japan (BoJ) sought yesterday to quash speculation of a shift in the central bank's monetary policy, saying deflation has yet to be eradicated.

Business 21 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

BoJ: No plans to alter credit policy

B>TOKYO:/BBank of Japan governor Toshihiko Fukui said yesterday the central bank is not even discussing at this point altering its current credit policy framework.

Business 16 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

US blue chip prices end higher

US blue chips ended slightly higher while the Nasdaq retreated on Friday, as worries about oil prices at 21-year highs and rising interest rates tempered positive earnings and economic data that underscored the economy's strength.

AseanPlus News 16 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Surge of support for Sonia as PM

Sonia Gandhi looked certain yesterday to become the next Indian prime minister following a surge of support for her from her Congress party and its key allies.