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Business 15 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

China bulls luring investors to Asia

Investors should turn to Asia for China-led share gains this year rather than rely on further advances in European equities or on Wall Street, European strategists and fund managers say.

Business 15 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

US tech firms sign US$2.3bil in China deals

American telecommunications and computer equipment makers have signed contracts totalling US$2.3bil in value with Chinese companies, including deals worth about US$1.1bil to Motorola Inc.

Business 03 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

11-month trade surplus up 47% to RM68.9bil

MALAYSIA recorded an impressive 47% increase in trade surplus to RM68.91bil for the 11 months to end-November of last year from RM46.88bil in the same period of 2002, the Department of Statistics reported Friday.

Business 23 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Japan’s November exports dip

B>TOKYO:/BJapan's exports slipped back in November, but a better-than-expected reading in a key measure of economic activity eased concern yesterday over the firmness of the country's economic rebound.

Business 09 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

ADB ups Asia growth forecast

B>TOKYO:/BAsia is expected to post stronger growth this year and the next due to steady consumption and the rising role of China as a trading partner for the region's economies, the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Letters 07 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

US steel decision a move in the right direction

The latest decision by US President George W. Bush to scrap tariffs on steel imports has averted a global trade war.

Business 06 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

October exports highest in 3 years

MALAYSIAN exports grew a strong 7.2% in October to RM34.2bil - the highest monthly export value achieved since September 2000 - from RM31.9bil a year ago.

Business 04 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

First 10-month trade surplus exceeds 2002’s

Malaysia's trade surplus of RM62.6bil for the first 10 months this year has exceeded the 2002 full-year surplus of RM51.5bil, further enhancing the country's position as a leading trading nation.

Letters 30 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Taiwan insists on walking its own road

B>T/B>AIPEI reminds me of my hometown Penang because both are islands and geographically small in size. Unlike the provinces in mainland China, Taiwan has a sub-tropical climate.

Business 21 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Japan October trade surplus widens

B>TOKYO: /B>Japan#8217;s trade surplus rose in October for the fourth straight month on the back of firm exports, which are expected to add further fuel to the country#8217;s budding economic recovery.