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Business 07 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

The need to spur spending

IF there#039;s one certainty about the forthcoming economic stimulus package, it#039;s this: the government will need to come up with a tremendous formula to spur consumer spending.

Business 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Economic package may include cut in interest rate

MANY economists see the government incorporating an interest rate cut in its proposed economic package to give the economy a stronger boost, given the growing impact of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak.

Business 08 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Little hope seen for post-war boom in US

The US economy seems to have all but stalled in recent months #8211; or perhaps even contracted #8211; and a raft of gloomy data have economists worried that a revival may be difficult even if the Iraq war ends swiftly.

Business 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

MAAM assets grow by 36% to RM25.3bil

THE Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM) said total assets under management increased by an impressive 35.8% to RM25.3bil last year, compared with 35.4% in 2001.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

KLCI Performance - Weekly technical analysis

THE triple-digit rally on Wall Street the previous Friday failed to stimulate buying momentum on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) at the start of the week.

Business 28 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Snapshots

Liew Lai Jing writes on Maybank and IOI Corp

Business 12 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sagging US economy may force rate cut

The US Federal Reserve may soon be forced to cut interest rates again, driving them to the lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower was president, amid fears that the shaky American economy is about to fall back into recession.

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

The banking challenge

There are already signs that growth in the banking sector is beginning to slow down. This was evidenced by the latest financial results in the past quarter that was just released

Business 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Private consumption continues to underpin GDP growth

THE results were out late Wednesday evening. Fourth quarter gross domestic product (GDP) posted a growth of 5.6 per cent while full year 2002 GDP expanded by 4.2 per cent.

Business 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Prime rate cut seen as no elixir for S’pore economy

SINGAPORE'S first prime rate cut in 17 months could deliver a minor boost to car and home purchases, but most experts doubt the surprise 25-basis-point easing will hasten economic recovery.