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Lifestyle 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Quenching a thirsty continent

Water is a resource likely to have more impact on the world#8217;s future than even the Iraq war, said activists at the just concluded World Water Council#8217;s third World Water Forum in Kyoto. Half the world#8217;s population may not have enough of it by 2025. Small wonder then that the bottled water business is so attractive. Nowhere more so than in dry Australia, writes ILSA SHARP from Perth.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

MAS – to raise or not to raise cargo fees

MAJOR regional airlines are grappling with escalating cost in their cargo operations following the onset of the war in Iraq. While most airlines have moved to pass the additional cost over to cargo customers, others have yet to do so, perhaps on the belief that the situation may not last for too long.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

ACCCIM embarks nationwide survey on impact of Iraq war on local businesses

ASSOCIATED Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) has embarked on a nationwide survey campaign to obtain feedback on the impact of the war in Iraq on local businesses.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Versus the CI

Liew Lai Jing writes on Public Bank, BToto, UMW, MISC and Gamuda.

Nation 28 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Proton 'deal 'should remain'

Malaysia is hoping that Iraq will honour a deal for 5,000 Proton cars made under the oil for food programme.

Nation 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian government to maintain petrol, diesel and LPG prices

The Government will continue to maintain petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices for April despite steep increases in world prices for crude oil.

Business 26 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreign business news in brief

Foreign business news in brief including from Shanghai that Chinese carmaker SAIC-Chery, which signed a deal last month to set up a plant in Iran, is in talks to expand output into Vietnam and Bangladesh as well.

Business 26 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia's SMIs insulated from impact of war

MEMBERS of SMI Association of Ma-laysia have been relatively insulated from the impact of the Iraq war as only a small percentage of its membership export to the Middle-East.

Business 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

DHL wins express operator award

DHL Worldwide Express, the world#039;s leading international air express company, business logistics solutions provider and industry pioneer in Malaysia, will continue to better serve its customers following its success in being awarded the I>Best Express Operator/Ititle at the prestigious Asian Freight amp; Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) 2003 ceremony recently.

Business 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Frozen food freight charges expected to increase

THE Malaysian Frozen Food Pro-cessors Association (MFFPA) expects freight charges for shipping frozen food to Europe to increase substantially soon in view of the Iraqi conflict, according to its president Ch'ng Chin Hooi.