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Business 06 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Earnings season in US seen solid

US investors are gearing up for gains in the first full trading week of 2004 with Alcoa Inc kicking off what is widely expected to be a strong earnings season.

Business 31 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Two major turnaround successes

It's a pleasure to feature our two CEOs today - Tan Sri Azman Hashim of AmBank Group and Datuk Abdul Wahid Omar of UEM Group. Azman is the great survivor and that's what a real entrepreneur is all about.

Business 31 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Celcom-Garuda offers users SMS quiz holiday packages

CELCOM (Malaysia) Bhd has teamed up with Garuda Indonesia (Kuala Lumpur) to offer the I>Garuda Go Holidays SMS Quiz/Ito 019 and 013 users.

Business 28 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

US stocks inch up in quiet trade

Stocks floated higher on light volume in a truncated session on Friday with Sharper Image Corp leaping after the retailer reported a robust holiday shopping season and steel producers gained ground after China scrapped retaliatory tariffs.

Business 25 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Genting Highlands a major tourist revenue earner

A GUST of cool mountain breeze: that was how one of Malaysia's largest companies got started. Genting Bhd founder Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong said the cool crisp air in Cameron Highlands where he was working on the hydro-electric dam project there in 1964 convinced him 'to develop a retirement retreat where I could spend my old age.'

Business 23 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Motor vehicle sales fell 11% in November, says MAA

Motor vehicles sales fell 11% in November to 31,542 units from 35,519 units sold in the corresponding month last year, paced by poorer sales in the national car segment.

Business 22 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Higher year-end hotel occupancy

There is a saying that every cloud has a silver lining. And this may be the situation with the hotel industry, which had undergone a tumultuous year, starting with the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the war in Iraq, which threatened to bring the industry to its knees.

Business 10 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Samsung to up market share

SAMSUNG Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd is confident of increasing its share of the local mobile phone market from the current 25% to 28% by the end of the next quarter, said its managing director Kim Jeong-Wook.

Business 02 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

KL market stages strong rebound

THE local stock market broke out from its consolidation phase of the past month to stage a strong rebound Monday, sending the KLSE Composite Index (CI) 1.45% or 11.28 points up to a two-week high of 790.56.

Business 01 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bulls to dominate this month

G.M. Teoh looks at MDEX Index Futures.