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Business 10 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

US House passes bill to ban conflict diamonds

B>WASHINGTON:/BDiamonds that finance and fan African civil wars would be banned from US import and export under a bill passed by the House of Representatives this week.

Business 09 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Low airfares seen with suspension of pricing mechanism

The Market Development Programme (MDP), which sets the minimum airfares, would be suspended for a three-month period to allow signatory airlines to set their own airfares and promote low fares.

Business 08 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

A test-bed for e-learning

THE memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed between the Open University Malaysia and Britain-based University for Industry on Thursday will be a test-bed for the government to gauge and establish regulatory approaches and standards for e-learning.

Business 04 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

New forex settlement system helps reduce risk

IT HAS been described as #147;a revolution#148; which will reduce risk and lower costs for a global foreign exchange (forex) trading system that has remained largely unchanged for the past three centuries.

Business 03 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Selangor and KCCCI to co-sell Gold Coast

THE Selangor state government and the Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCCI) have teamed up to promote a 200km stretch of coast from Sabak Bernam to Sepang under a package named the Selangor Gold Coast.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

French govt to encourage firms to invest in M'sia

THE FRENCH government will encourage more of its medium-sized enterprises to invest in Malaysia, which it considers to be a lucrative market in Asia, French International Trade Minister Francois Loos said.

Business 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rafidah: Effects of war starting to impact economy

THE effects of the war in Iraq have started to be felt in the Malaysian economy with some sectors, such as shipping, beginning to encounter higher costs resulting from war risk premiums of as much as RM150 per container, according to International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz.

Business 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Best practices proposed for institutional investors

THE Securities Commission (SC) proposes to introduce a set of best practices and standards for institutional investors to help them vet investee companies for corporate governance.

Business 20 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Four firms get CIMA accreditation

FOUR public listed companies have received accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) as new training partners.

Business 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pros & cons of measures

#8220;IT is the best the government can do in the current situation,#8221; says Alliance Merchant Bank's head of research Nor Zahidi Alias. He joins a chorus of other market observers and analysts on the recent 10-point measures to give the capital market a boost.