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Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

MAS – to raise or not to raise cargo fees

MAJOR regional airlines are grappling with escalating cost in their cargo operations following the onset of the war in Iraq. While most airlines have moved to pass the additional cost over to cargo customers, others have yet to do so, perhaps on the belief that the situation may not last for too long.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Market Watch - Investors expected to remain cautious

UNCERTAINTIES over the US-Iraq war are likely to weigh down interests on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) in the coming week.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Strengthening the economy

AT a recent interview, when asked about expectations for of the year ahead, a corporate leader replied that much of the economic outlook hinged upon the then looming war against Iraq.

Business 31 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM


Hanim Adnan writes on Genting, Renong, Maybank, Maxis and KLK.

Business 31 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Resorts sector maps out new strategies

LIFE goes on for many Malaysian businesses despite the war in Iraq. While there are fewer foreign tourist arrivals, the resorts business is taking it in its stride and is making plans to counter the negative impact.

Business 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS takes financial toll

As Hong Kong shopping plazas go quiet and tourists shun Singapore and Vietnam, the financial toll from the deadly flu-like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Asia is rising fast.

Business 02 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia had lower trade surplus of RM4.9bil for February

MALAYSIA recorded a lower trade surplus of RM4.9bil in February 2003 compared with RM6.3bil in the previous month, the country's sixty-fourth consecutive month of trade surplus since November 1997.

Business 03 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Global airline crisis claims another victim

Air Canada has filed for bankruptcy protection and more major airlines have announced cuts in jobs and flights to cope with the crisis in global aviation made worse by the Iraq war.

Business 03 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Regional airline stocks continue to regain lost ground

AIRLINE stocks in the region continued to regain lost ground yesterday, even though the industry has yet to come out of what some argue are its toughest operating conditions.

Business 04 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Options seen running out for policy-makers

Economic policy-makers around the world are running out of tools to boost the flagging global economy, according to a World Bank report just released.