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Business 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

S’pore to revive economy with deficit budget

THE Singapore government unveiled yesterday a budget aimed at stimulating growth and cutting business costs, but lacking in major policy initiatives despite projecting an unprecedented third successive deficit.

Lifestyle 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Eating the full Monte

One can#8217;t go far wrong with a philosophy of good food, friendly service, excellent ambience and reasonable prices, and in these respects the new Monte#8217;s is a winner.

Business 28 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

News in brief

News in brief on Guinness, Sunrise, Karensoft, BAT and other firms.

Business 28 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Maxis rings up group pre-tax profit of RM1.28bil

MAXIS Communications Bhd has posted a whopping group pre-tax profit of RM1.28bil for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2002 compare with RM777.6mil in the corresponding period a year earlier.

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.

Business 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Maybank’s record dividend pleases – and puzzles – market

THE bumper dividend announced by Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank), while likely to have brought wide smiles to shareholders, has also raised questions as to why the country#039;s largest bank needs to be so generous when there is no pressure for it to do so.

Business 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Record dividend from Maybank

MALAYAN Banking Bhd (Maybank) sprang a pleasant surprise when it announced a record dividend after its net profit rose 19% for the first six months to Dec 31, 2002 of its current financial year.

Business 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Star pre-tax profit up 19.2%, to give dividend of 12.5 sen

STAR Publications (Malaysia) Bhd has declared a higher dividend of 12.5 sen, after posting a 19.2% increase in pre-tax profit to RM102.9mil for the year ended Dec 31, 2002.

Lifestyle 17 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Life after death

BELIEVING that science can one day bring back the dead, about 100 people have had their bodies frozen, or cryonically #8216;suspended#8217;, after death to prevent decay. The price to pay for full body preservation is RM456,000, and there are 1,000 applications pending - a reflection fo the burgeoning cryonics movement embraced by those who can afford to cheat death.

Letters 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Enter the digital soldier age

Globalisation, advancing and emerging stealth technologies, prevailing economic trends and increased terrorist activities are just some key issues facing militaries worldwide.