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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 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.
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.
ACTION films are a quintessentially male genre. That women are now playing the lead roles in recent films like I>Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life/I>, and I>Charlie#8217;s Angels: Full Throttle/Iis one possible indicator that Hollywood#8217;s perception of women has changed.
PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's statement Wednesday that the government stood by the Letter of Award (LoA) given to the MMC-Gamuda consortium for the construction of the double-track railway project is timely, writes WONG SULONG.