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Five years into an oil price boom, social tensions and growing populations mean Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) states need to invest more heavily, but public sector spending is eroding the windfall and storing problems for the future.
THE Group of Seven (G7) meeting in Florida over the weekend failed to check the slide of the US dollar, but don't expect the ringgit peg to come undone any time soon.
MANY car companies are expected to announce their new prices from today, depending on whether all of them receive their confirmation as to which components are taxable and by how much.
THE continuing slide of the US dollar against major currencies has become either a bane or boon to industries, depending on which sectors they are in.
B>StarBiz takes a look at what effect the weakening ringgit has on various sectors/B>Businessmen prefer the fixed exchange rate not because the present soft US dollar helps boost sales volume, but more for the stability #8211; as seen in their operations over the last five years.
THE year 2003 has been a tough, but productive, one for Asia. The SARS and the Iraq war kept us on the defensive in the first half of the year. It was really not until the fourth quarter when the optimism we had been heralding finally appeared.
Many things can be said of 2003 when turmoil struck the world. But most of all, it was the year when the Bush doctrine of unilateral military action against other countries deemed worthy of 'regime change' was put into terrible effect in Iraq, as the United Nation stood and tottered helplessly at the sidelines. The world will not be the same again. MARTIN KHOR reviews the year that is about to pass us by.