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Business 19 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Purrfect treatment at pet hotel

B>HANOI:/BAt this 50-room hotel, the guests stay for months at a time, sometimes five to a room, get room service twice a day and enjoy piped-in pop songs.

Business 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Book briefs

Book briefs on The Welch Way, The Longman Business English Dictionary and other books.

Business 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

M’sian furniture exporters seek new markets

CHINA is fast rising in the world of furniture exports. From nowhere, it has come up as the 4th largest furniture producer in the world.

Business 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

War clouds cast pall on US economy

A cloud of uncertainty from the prospect of a US war with Iraq is casting a dark shadow on the world#8217;s richest economy, which entered the new year with a worrying lack of momentum.

Business 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Founder taking popular Mecca-Cola to the Middle East

#8220;Mecca-Cola#8221; inventor Tawfik Mathlouthi is bringing his popular product to the Middle East, confident that in troubled times a politicised soft drink will sell in the heart of the Islamic world.

Business 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

US tax cut package expected to boost Malaysia’s economy

THE measures introduced by the United States recently to boost its economy are expected to have a positive impact on the Malaysian economy by next year, Deputy Finance Minister 1 Datuk Dr Shafie Mohd Salleh said.

Business 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

All smiles for MISC investors

DESPITE the turbulent years of war, economic cycles and swings in freight and charter rates, an investor who had held shares in the national shipping carrier, Malaysia International Shipping Corp Bhd (MISC), for the last 13 years would still have a reason to smile.

Business 24 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

AMR posts aviation's largest loss

AMR Corp, the corporate parent of American Airlines, has posted the biggest yearly loss in aviation history. The world#8217;s largest airline, battling a perception that it would have to follow some major rivals into bankruptcy, reported on Wednesday a loss of US$3.5bil for 2002, and warned that it must cut costs drastically to keep flying.

Business 24 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

AIA posts 48% rise in new business premiums

AMERICAN International Assurance Company Ltd (AIA) has announced a record RM500mil in new business premiums in Malaysia for the year ended Nov 30, 2002, a 48% increase over the RM340mil figure in 2001.

Business 24 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Will services firm forges alliance with AIA

INTEGRATED Will Services (M) Sdn Bhd (IWS), in collaboration with American International Assurance Malaysia (AIA), hopes to provide will-writing services to 5,000 to 10,000 AIA customers in the next 12 months.