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Business 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Vehicle sales this year to match last year's

BARRING major surprises in the government's automotive policy statement or detailed plans for the sector's entry into the Asean free trade area (Afta) in 2005, total vehicle sales this year should match if not marginally outstrip last year's 435,000 units, according to industry observers.

Business 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

SC chief: Capital market grows despite challenging times

THE Malaysian capital market has continued to grow despite challenging times, Securities Commission chairman Datuk Ali Abdul Kadir said.

Business 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Steering teams to success

WHAT does the skipper of a winning team in a yacht race have in common with a high-achieving chief executive officer of a corporation? Leadership.

Business 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Prima Paramount offers terrace houses in the city

PRIMA Paramount Sdn Bhd, a premier housing development company based in Kuala Lumpur, is offering house-buyers a chance to buy a terrace house in the city via its I>Prima Saujana/Itownship, comprising 2,500 terraced and semi-detached houses and bungalows, in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

The banking challenge

There are already signs that growth in the banking sector is beginning to slow down. This was evidenced by the latest financial results in the past quarter that was just released

Business 12 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thalgo set for 20% sales growth

THALGO Cosmetic (S.E.A.) Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of I>Thalgo /I>products and spa equipment for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, expects a 20% growth in turnover for its current financial year ending Dec 31, said Tan Wei Ming, its corporate and legal affairs director.

Business 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Quantum Foodlink and QSA International sign service accord

QUANTUM Foodlink Sdn Bhd and Quality Society of Australasia Ltd (QSA International) have entered into an agreement to offer a range of services including auditor and consultant certification in the area of food safety and quality.

Business 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Economic growth seen at 4.5%

BANK Negara has projected economic growth at 4.5% this year, lower than last October's budget forecast of 6.5%, but still decent in view of heightened geopolitical tensions and uncertain external conditions.

Business 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Economic assumptions can be tricky in a war scenario

WITH fierce battles now raging in Iraq, this must be the first time that Bank Negara has had to issue its report and economic forecast for the year in the context of a war scenario, fraught with all the uncertainties and imponderables that war generates.

Business 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Venture that's in the bag

RINA Matsui's fascination with fabrics led to the creation of her bag collection five years ago. Since then, the bags #8211; under the label Flowerdrum #8211; have garnered quite a niche following amongst Kuala Lumpur's bag enthusiasts, and her venture is now a booming business.