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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.

Business 21 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Aussie up 28% against ringgit

THE Australian dollar has appreciated almost 28% against the ringgit since the beginning of the year, and is currently at its highest level since October 1999.

Business 20 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

China, US square off over textiles

B>BEIJING: /B>China struck back at the United States over a cap on some textile imports yesterday, saying the move went against the spirit of free trade and hinting at possible retaliation.

Business 19 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

China eases yuan conversion in HK

B>HONG KONG:/BBeijing will soon allow Hong Kong banks to offer personal yuan bank accounts in one of the biggest steps yet towards loosening controls over the highly regulated Chinese currency.

Business 14 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

China on US shopping spree

B>BEIJING: /B>China is on a shopping spree in the United States, buying billions of dollars worth of planes, grains and automobiles to deflect criticism of its swelling trade surplus and weak currency.

Nation 11 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pak Lah: GDP set to grow by more than 5.5%

Malaysia's gross domestic product for next year is expected to be between 5.5% and 6% compared to 4.5% this year, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.

Business 07 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Air China to place order for five Boeing aircraft

Chinese flag carrier Air China said yesterday it would order five I>737 /I>aircraft from Boeing Co, apparently part of a Chinese shopping spree aimed at deflecting US criticism of the country's massive bilateral trade surplus.