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Business 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

M’sian adex records 9% growth

LOCAL advertising spending on media space/airtime reached RM3.45bil in 2002, growing at a much faster rate of 9% last year compared with 5% growth recorded in 2001.

Nation 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

More CT scanners for govt hospitals

The Cabinet wants more computerised tomography (CT) scanners in government hospitals to improve patient care.

Business 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

CPI up 1.7% to 104 in January

MALAYSIA'S consumer price index (CPI) in January this year expanded by 1.7% to 104 from 102.3 in January last year, the statistics department said.

Nation 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tobacco firms slammed over warning labels

The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) has slammed two tobacco companies for their rejection of the use of pictorial warnings on cigarette boxes, describing their statements as 'emotional' and 'not very rational.'

Nation 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Outlets still selling cigarettes to children

The rampant sale of cigarettes to children is nullifying the Health Ministry's efforts to curb smoking. Clearinghouse for Tobacco Control co-ordinator Dr Rahmat Awang said children under the age of 18 could buy cigarettes from retail outlets.

Nation 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Smokers ‘heed warnings’

A study conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society shows that graphic and explicit warnings on cigarette boxes are effective in discouraging smoking.

Nation 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Exceptions to ban of tobacco sponsorship only temporary

The exemption of three sports - Formula One, sepak takraw and football - from the ban on cigarette manufacturers sponsorship will only be until their respective contractual agreements with the tobacco companies end.

Nation 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lure of flashy tobacco ads

The Government's tobacco control measures have since the 1970s been obscured by the industry's aggressive promotional activities, said a Health Ministry officer.

Business 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Another generous dividend payout by BAT

BRITISH American Tobacco (M) Bhd (BAT), which reported yesterday an increase in 2002 profits that exceeded market expectations, has proposed another generous dividend payout to its shareholders.

Business 26 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

S'pore seen dabbling with deficits

MOUNTING job losses, half-empty office buildings and falling tax revenues are an unusual backdrop for the Singapore government as it prepares to unveil a budget short on surprises and with a rare deficit.