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Business 01 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Reduced surplus in 1st quarter balance of payment

MALAYSIA has recorded a 47.8% decrease in the surplus of its overall balance of payments (BOP) to RM1.2bil for the 1st quarter this year compared with RM2.3bil in the 4th quarter of 2002.

Business 26 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

KLSE upturn seen for the second half

The KLSE has performed pretty much up to expectations in the past few weeks and although it is still a laggard compared to almost all the other regional markets, is up some 6% for the year to date. What is the outlook for the rest of 2003, now that most of the major uncertainties, both local and international, seem to have cleared. Starbiz chaired by senior editor (corporate) David Chow, organised a roundtable discussion by panellists comprising Surf88.Com.Sdn Bhd chairman Lee Siang Chin, Mayban Investment Management Sdn Bhd CEO and director Amin Rafie Othman, CIMB head of equity markets and derivatives Kok Kong Chin , AmResearch Sdn Bhd executive director Gan Kim Khoon and KAF Research Sdn Bhd director Lucy Ng.

Letters 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Civil service to cut starting pay


Letters 18 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

So near, yet so far

B>T/B>HE Isthmus of Kra connects Thailand to Peninsular Malaysia like a terrestrial umbilical cord, symbolising the close bond between the countries.

Business 16 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Local funds poured 28% more into KLSE last year

INVESTMENTS by local funds in the KLSE rose 28% last year to RM39.8bil from RM31.2bil in 2001, compared with an increase of 16% by foreign funds to RM41.2bil from RM35.5bil.

Nation 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Service first, says PM

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who resumes work today after a two-month leave, has told civil servants not to keep on demanding higher salaries, saying this will make the country poor and raise the cost of living.

Business 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Balance of payment surplus rises to RM2b

MALAYSIA#039;S balance of payment surplus rose 76.9% to RM2.3bil in the 4th quarter compared with RM1.3bil in the 3rd quarter of last year, the Statistics Department said.

Business 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreign direct investment sharply higher at RM12bil

PORTFOLIO investment recorded a higher net outflow of RM6.7bil in 2002 (2001: -RM2.5bil). In the first quarter, portfolio investment recorded a net inflow of RM2.9bil (1Q 2001: -RM2.5bil); the subsequent three quarters, however, registered net outflows in line with the prolonged weakening of the global stock market amidst growing economic uncertainties and heightened geopolitical risks.

Business 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

2002 economic growth broad-based

LAST year's economic growth was broad-based, driven by strong domestic demand and reinforced by improved export performance.

Business 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Export markets more diversified, stronger trade links with China

MALAYSIA'S export markets were further diversified by 3% in 2002, with trade links with China particularly pronounced.