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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.

Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Banks' biggest challenges in 2003

Banks in Malaysia are in for a challenging year. In its recent 2003 market Outlook Strategy report, RHB Research Institute maintains a neutral weighting on the sector and has forecast an anaemic 9 per cent growth in net banking profits for financial year 2003. The research house gives its outlook on the sector.

Business 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fighting the Bears

Will it hurt to look at the stock market in 2003? What are the stocks worth putting your money in?

Business 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

How high can it go?

ASK around.It is a foregone conclusion that the local stock market is currently not too far off its lowest ebb. The mostpertinent question is how high can the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (CI)go in 2003?