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Business 22 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fixed ringgit rate preferred

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.

Business 22 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Mixed views on impact of possible ringgit re-peg

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.

Business 14 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

2004 positive for SEA but risks remain

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.

Business 12 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

No let-up in outsourcing

ROY Kumar and his colleagues must be the envy of many Indians - they get to see the latest episodes of EastEnders, the popular BBC TV soap opera, as it is being shown in Britain.

Business 28 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

The year of the pre-emptive strike

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.

Business 16 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

WTO summit opens with no progress

A KEY meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) opened in Geneva yesterday with another missed deadline as it could not report any real progress in negotiations since the failed Ministerial Conference in Cancun last September.

Business 14 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bench marks of women's progress

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.

Business 10 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Zeti: Too early for global interest rate rise

THE global economic recovery is still too fragile for a round of rate tightenings, Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said.

Business 06 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Double tracking – it all boils down to price

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.

Business 31 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kerry Packer won’t quit media board

Australia's richest man, Kerry Packer, ruled out any intention of resigning from the board of his family's media and casino media empire yesterday despite a series of life-threatening health problems.