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Business 10 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Equities remain attractive

FOR the first time since Second World War, the International Monetary Fund is now expecting growth in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to turn negative in 2009.

Business 11 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Export growth likely to remain lethargic this quarter

While bare figures show exports to the US making up about 15% of the total for the year so far, the actual figure could be as high as 30% if products that were re-exported to the US were taken into account.

Business 16 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Islamic model of tax framework needed

The Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (Lofsa) has been urged to take the lead to study the development of an Islamic model tax convention.

Business 16 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Growth prospects good despite risks

The prospects of the Malaysian economy are still favourable but rising energy prices, persistent global imbalances as well as fears of an avian flu pandemic will remain as risks to expansion, said CIMB Securities.

Business 08 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Chip players advised to watch global demand

While the outlook is rosy for Malaysia's semiconductor sector this year, analysts have identified possible risks that may affect profit margins and advise watching global market demand closely.

Business 15 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Jega, the globe-trotting economist

IMAGINE a Malaysian briefing parliaments in Africa and Pacific Island nations and advising presidents, prime ministers and their cabinet members on strategies for economic development.

Business 15 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Need to promote financial education

Financial institutions should play an important role in promoting financial education, Citigroup country manager for Singapore and Asean head, Catherine Weir said.

Business 31 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Macquarie to buy toll-road operator for US$533mil

Macquarie Infrastructure Group (MIG), which has interests in 12 motorways worldwide, plans to acquire the operator of the 10-year-old Dulles Greenway toll road in the United States for US$533mil to boost revenues.

Business 03 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

S’pore firms keen on RD with Malaysian companies

SINGAPOREAN companies have indicated interest to work with their Malaysian counterparts in research and development with regards to biotechnology, agriculture, and information and communications technology (ICT), said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Jamaludin Jarjis.

Business 05 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shipping industry still riding high

THE Malaysian shipping industry, which saw unprecedented growth in revenue and profits last year, looks set to continue riding on the crest of the wave generated by China's seemingly insatiable demand for coal and steel to fuel its booming economy.