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Business 17 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Manufacturing sales 5.2% higher to RM26bil in May

SALES in the manufacturing sector increased by 5.2% or RM1.3bil to RM26.4bil in May from RM25.1bil a year ago. It was also higher by 0.8% or RM0.2bil than the RM26.2bil reported in April.

Business 09 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Industrial output surges ahead

INDUSTRIAL activity in the country surged in May at its fastest pace since the fourth quarter of 2000 as two of the three sectors of the Industrial Production Index (IPI) recorded strong double-digit percentage gains.

Business 01 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Reduced surplus in 1st quarter balance of payment

MALAYSIA has recorded a 47.8% decrease in the surplus of its overall balance of payments (BOP) to RM1.2bil for the 1st quarter this year compared with RM2.3bil in the 4th quarter of 2002.

Nation 01 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Book on water negotiations

MALAYSIA is considering the publication of a book on negotiations with Singapore over the water issue to counter allegations made by the island republic.

Business 18 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

April manufacturing sales drop 11% month-on-month

THE manufacturing sector has recorded sales of RM25.8bil in April, 11% less than the RM29bil in March, but a 4.9% increase year-on-year compared with the RM24.6bil in April 2002, data released by the Statistics Department showed.

Business 16 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak trade balance boosted by better crude prices

SARAWAK, which chalked up a favourable trade balance of RM5.946bil in the first four months of this year, has registered significant increases in the exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and crude petroleum due to improving global crude oil prices.

Business 10 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

April industrial output surges

Malaysia's manufacturing sector brushed aside the impact of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak to record an unexpected rise in the April output, helping the industrial production index (IPI) for the month to surge by 11.8% year-on-year.

Business 17 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

10% growth in manufacturing sales for March

MALAYSIA'S manufacturing sales grew by 10% or RM2.6bil to RM28.6bil in March, compared with RM26bil in the corresponding month last year, figures released by the Statistics Department yesterday showed.

Business 09 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Manufacturing drives growth of March Industrial Production Index

Malaysia's Industrial Production Index (IPI) for March rose by 5% to 190 compared with 180.9 reported in the same month last year due to the expansion in the manufacturing and mining sectors, the Statistics Department said yesterday.

Business 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

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