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Business 07 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Public Bank operations impress analysts

PUBLIC Bank Bhd's first-quarter results came in at the lower end of consensus estimates, but its stock remains a clear favourite among banking analysts given its superior asset quality and loans growth potential.

Business 01 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

CAHB: Slower loans growth due to SARS, Iraq war

COMMERCE Asset-Holding Bhd (CAHB) sees the possibility of a slower loans growth as the Iraq war and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak have put a brake on the gross domestic product (GDP) growth of the country.

Business 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bank stocks may stay in favour

SELECT banking stocks with good asset quality and good dividend yield are expected to remain on investors#039; buying lists despite the current weak market conditions.

Business 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Economic indicators for investment decisions

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Business 17 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM


Business 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tightening interest margins: erosion of banks’ bottom line?

ALTHOUGH Bank Negara recently indicated that interest rates would stay at the current levels, the main challenge for banks now is still managing with narrowing interest margins, writes the Rating Agency of Malaysia.

Business 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Banks likely to become more cautious

IT#8217;S still too early in the day to gauge how banks may be impacted by the US-Iraqi war, but traditionally, being a conservative sector, banks are expected to turn more conservative.

Business 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

EON posts 10.4% rise in pre-tax profit

EDARAN Otomobil Nasional Bhd (EON) has reported a 10.4% increase in its group pre-tax profit of RM905.9mil for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2002 compared with RM820.3mil in the previous year.

Business 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

RM472m operating profit for OCBC

OCBC Bank (M) Bhd has reported an increase in operating profit before provisions but a decline in pre-tax profit for the year ended Dec 31, 2002.

Business 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Challenging time ahead for banks

THE latest financial results reported by banks reveal the fact that earnings are mainly driven by lower provisions for non-performing loans and growth is rather difficult to achieve amid the continued slow loans growth in the country.