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Business 03 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

The ability to execute strategies

US-BASED management consulting firm Hay Group, which recently conducted the I>World#039;s Most Admired Companies/Isurvey for I>Fortune/Imagazine, has found that a key difference between these companies and others lies in the execution of strategies.

Business 17 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

CalPERS widens proxy vote protest effort

CalPERS, the biggest US pension fund, said it will oppose the re-election of directors at eight companies, including Apple Computer Inc and Lockheed Martin Corp, as it stepped up a campaign to change how corporate America is run.

Business 16 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

UN discusses what business can do to prevent conflict

For the first time, the U.N. Security Council focused on what business can do to prevent conflict and there was near unanimous agreement on one answer - provide jobs.

Business 14 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Citigroup offers US$126m for e-Serve

Citigroup Inc said on Monday it will offer US$126mil for full control of services firm e-Serve International, following a trend for Fortune 500 companies to raise stakes in India's booming outsourcing sector.

Business 02 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Zeti on ways to boost Islamic finance

THE collective efforts of all the relevant entities in the financial sector - the industry, the regulators, the market participants and the international community - need to be galvanized as a co-ordinated and concerted effort to maximise the potential for the Islamic financial services industry, said Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz.

Business 31 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

US$30 oil props up Opec nations as reforms stagnate

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.

Business 13 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

China weighs yuan reform as debate rages

A Chinese state newspaper said Wednesday that allowing the yuan to rise would help ease trade friction, fuelling the protracted debate over the outlook for the currency amid official pledges to make it more flexible in time.

Business 10 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ringgit peg set to stay

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.

Business 03 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

More board participation needed

MAICSA PERSPECTIVE: A monthly series by The Malaysian Assssociation of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. This week MAICSA discusses corporate governance.

Business 26 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

New car prices likely from today

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.