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Business 30 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Astro eyes Indonesia as next target market

ASTRO'S next stop is Indonesia. After its resounding success in Malaysia and Brunei, Astro All Asia Networks plc is believed to be eyeing Indonesia as its next target market for regional expansion.

Business 13 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singapore media industry set for rationalisation

The Singapore government said yesterday the city-state's two main media companies, currently haemorrhaging losses due to increased competition and a sluggish local economy, could close unprofitable operations.

Business 22 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Survey: Jobs growth to hit 6% next year

MALAYSIA is expected to register a 6% growth in employment next year, a survey by Multimedia Development Corp (MDC) unit Knowledge Worker Exchange Sdn Bhd (KWX) showed.

Business 08 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Denmark proves setting up shop in far east a success

DENMARK, a European country renowned for centuries for maritime trading, has certainly proved that it can set sail and set up shop successfully as far east as Malaysia.

Business 12 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bright prospects for local ports

Today's CEO Outlook series features the country's four major port operators. They are Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam of Westport Malaysia, Basheer Hassan Abdul Kader of Northport (M) Bhd, Datuk Mohd Sidik Shaik Osman of Pelabuhan Tanjong Pelepas, and Datuk Ahmad Ibnihajar of Penang Port Sdn Bhd.

Business 19 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Insurers: Pension plans vital

Today, we feature the CEOs in the life insurance industry. They are Alex Foong Soo Hah of Great Eastern Life Assurance (M) Bhd, Tan Beng Wah of Asia Life (M) Bhd, Khor Hock Seng of John Hancock Life Insurance (M) Bhd, and K.H. Chia of Hong Leong Assurance Bhd, who is also president of the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (Liam).

Business 14 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

SPH first-quarter profit up slightly, but ad sales slip

Media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) has posted a small 1.2% rise in first-quarter profit, boosted by returns on investment properties.

Business 11 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

China pledges faster financial reform

China must speed up financial reforms and build a modern banking sector, Premier Wen Jiabao told senior economic officials gathered to plot economic policy for the year, state media reported Wednesday.

Business 01 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Genesys sees big potential in Asia

SOFTWARE developer for call centres, Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc, which has a 36.7% share of the global computer telephony integration (CTI) market, sees Asia as the region for rapid growth in its business, chairman Ad Nederlof said.

Business 13 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

NSTP to cash in on Malay language products

THE New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) group is looking at various ways to improve its financial position, one of which is to focus on Malay language products, said chief executive officer Syed Faisal Albar.