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Business 04 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Options seen running out for policy-makers

Economic policy-makers around the world are running out of tools to boost the flagging global economy, according to a World Bank report just released.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Top Glove – hands down industry leader

THE war in Iraq is certainly taking a toll on the rubber glove industry. Whereas rising latex prices were pretty much the main concern over the last five quarters, the recent standoff followed by the outbreak of war in the Middle East has led to further increases in production costs.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gamuda ingenuity does well

IT#039;S pedal to the metal all the way for Gamuda Bhd. Despite its hefty order book of RM3.2 billion, the company has shown no signs of letting up in its quest for more work, mostly through one-on-one negotiations with the government for privatisation contracts.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS and war add salt to injury

AS if coping with the uncertainties of war isn#039;t enough, economies in the region now have to cope with yet another crisis. The deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is taking its toll on Asia at a time when many of these economies are already vulnerable due to a weak external sector.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

All eyes on Baghdad

WHAT is it the economists say about the world catching cold when the United States sneezes? Well, the US is too busy leading a war on Iraq to fret over minor ailments, but a large section of the world has indeed fallen ill. And the bug is a deadly.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

IBM forum postponed

IBM Forum 2003, scheduled for April 8-9 at the Sheraton Subang, has been postponed due to the effect on speakers' travel plans caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in several Asia-Pacific countries.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM


Izwan Idris writes on Genting and AMMB WB.

Business 07 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

KLG Unit Trust is adopting a different strategy

HLG Unit Trust Bhd, in the wake of the current weak and volatile equity market, is somewhat adopting a strategy different from most of its other competitors: investing in companies which it knows best rather than being concerned over the short term volatility of a company's stocks per se.

Business 07 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Challenging times for complexes

THERE is no denying that the man is a #8220;human dynamo#8221;. He is outspoken and has helped to turn around some of the ailing shopping centres in the country.

Business 08 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

EON expects tough times ahead as competition increases

MALAYSIA#039;S biggest car distributor EON, fresh from securing a new deal to sell Proton cars, said it expects tough times ahead as competition increases and consumers delay purchases.