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Business 13 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Others may follow CalPERS’ return

FUND managers are confident that the return of CalPERS to Malaysia, should it decide to do so at its meeting next week, will boost the KLSE and may encourage other large global investment funds to consider Malaysia in their investment horizons. Current geopolitical concerns, however, could cloud the issue in the short term, they said.

Business 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

CalPERS’ exclusion of Malaysia seen as a minor setback

THE California Public Employees' Retirement System's (CalPERS) decision to leave Malaysia out of its list of emerging markets to invest in is seen as only a minor setback for the KLSE.

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fidelity to return to S’pore after 6 years

US mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments is returning to Singapore after pulling out six years ago and has lined up S$1bil of Asian assets to be transferred to the city-state.

Business 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Views from Malaysian CEOS on the impact of Iraq war

Most Malaysian CEOs have expressed optimism that the US-led Iraq war would be short and therefore would have minimal impact on the Malaysian economy.

Business 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Investors unhappy with IOI’s Sabah deal

INVESTORS dumped IOI Corp Bhd shares and warrants yesterday in an apparent negative reaction to the company#039;s proposals to buy 21,722 acres of palm oil estates and a mill in Sabah for RM608mil.

Business 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Allianz wins licence for Chinese fund venture

Allianz AG of Germany has won a licence to set up a 100 million yuan (US$12mil) venture to manage Chinese investors#8217; funds, allowing it to launch its effort to tap US$1.2 trillion in savings.

Business 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS, war in Iraq continue to take toll on Asian markets

INCREASING fears that the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak will hit Asian economies hard, coupled with concerns over the US economic health, continued to fuel selling on stock markets across the region.

Business 12 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

KN Kenanga Holdings hopes to improve 2002 profit

Kamp;N Kenanga Holdings Bhd hopes to improve profits in its current financial year to Dec 31, said Kamp;N Kenanga Bhd executive director Amrat Kaur.

Business 16 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Local funds poured 28% more into KLSE last year

INVESTMENTS by local funds in the KLSE rose 28% last year to RM39.8bil from RM31.2bil in 2001, compared with an increase of 16% by foreign funds to RM41.2bil from RM35.5bil.

Business 24 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Make peace with free float shortfall

IT has been three years since index constructor Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) announced that it would adjust its equity indices so as to take into account free float levels. Back then, there was some hand wringing among our stock market players over the possibility of Malaysia suffering an exodus of foreign funds.a href=http://biz.thestar.com.my/bizweek/>LI>B>For the full Bizweek reports click here/B>/a>