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Business 08 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Little hope seen for post-war boom in US

The US economy seems to have all but stalled in recent months #8211; or perhaps even contracted #8211; and a raft of gloomy data have economists worried that a revival may be difficult even if the Iraq war ends swiftly.

Business 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Economic package may include cut in interest rate

MANY economists see the government incorporating an interest rate cut in its proposed economic package to give the economy a stronger boost, given the growing impact of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak.

Business 07 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

The need to spur spending

IF there#039;s one certainty about the forthcoming economic stimulus package, it#039;s this: the government will need to come up with a tremendous formula to spur consumer spending.

Business 08 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

June rate cut expectations pressure the US dollar

RISING expectations of a cut in US interest rates next month, following the Federal Reserves' warning of a possible weakening in the US economy, have exerted further pressure on the US dollar.

Business 20 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Package to stimulate growth

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad will unveil the Government's long-awaited economic stimulus package tomorrow. WONG SULONG provides a layman's guide to why the government is taking this initiative and the outlook for the Malaysian economy.

Letters 20 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Package to stimulate growth

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad will unveil the Government's long-awaited economic stimulus package tomorrow. WONG SULONG provides a layman's guide to why the government is taking this initiative and the outlook for the Malaysian economy.

Nation 20 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Package to stimulate growth

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad will unveil the Government's long-awaited economic stimulus package tomorrow. WONG SULONG provides a layman's guide to why the government is taking this initiative and the outlook for the Malaysian economy.

Business 22 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

KLSE closes higher after measures announced

THE government decision to cut interest rates to historic low levels as part of the measures to boost the economy lifted stocks on the KLSE for the sixth consecutive day.

Business 22 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rate cut to spur consumption

BANK Negara yesterday cut the three-month intervention rate by 50 basis points (0.5%) to 4.5% to spur domestic consumption.

Business 22 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

What the CEOs say

CEOs comment on the stimulus package.