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Business 11 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Taiwan's newly privatized Chunghwa Telecom struggles to live up to expectations

Privatization has freed Chunghwa Telecom Ltd. from some political constraints, but Taiwan's largest telecom operator still has to show it can use its freedom effectively in an increasingly competitive market.

Business 05 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

China opts for crawling peg system

CHINA took the world by surprise on July 21, 2005, by revaluing its currency, which has remained pegged to the US dollar since 1994 at around 8.3 yuan to the greenback. Unlike the ringgit, which was on a rigidly fixed exchange rate system, the Chinese yuan's fixture was somewhat less rigid in the sense that tiny variations were still possible within an extremely narrow band of 8.28-8.31 to the US dollar.

Business 31 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Second half looks brighter for cement makers

Several cement manufacturers are having sleepless nights these days, no thanks to price competition and higher production costs.

Business 26 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

MPOPC, South Africans in red palm oil drive

The Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council (MPOPC) is joining hands with South African scientists to initiate programmes aimed at developing further applications of red palm oil.

Business 24 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Public Bank named Best Retail Bank

Public Bank has clinched the award for the 'Best Retail Bank in Malaysia 2004' for the third time under I>The Asian Banker's/I'Excellence in Retail Financial Services Award Programme''.

Business 11 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

IJM may join group eyeing road project in Pakistan

IJM Corp Bhd is likely to be part of a consortium comprising five Malaysian firms that is eyeing a road project near Islamabad, Pakistan, said managing director Datuk Krishnan Tan.

Business 09 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ministry plans to inject RM30bil under 9MP

The Ministry of Works plans to inject an estimated RM30bil under the 9th Malaysian Plan (9MP) between 2006 and 2010, to enhance the growth of the construction sector.

Business 08 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ringgit to further gain strength by year-end

THE ringgit, now free from its fixed exchange rate regime, will have an unrelenting pressure to strengthen against the US dollar for the remaining part of this year, said a Hong Kong-based regional foreign exchange strategist.

Business 31 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

The role of supply chain management

By NICK WREDEN AND MARCUS OSBORNE

Business 21 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Higher demand from young segment for houses

Developers are increasingly looking to establish a presence in the high-end market to gain visibility and brand presence. Glomac Bhd sees itself moving into more lifestyle residential developments especially gated communities in the Klang Valley. It plans to launch Lakeside Puchong and The Residence, Cherast later this year.