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Business 09 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Strategic business direction for P.I.E.

Penang-based P.I.E. Industrial Bhd is among a handful of electronic contract manufacturing companies in the country that have been able to expand despite the economically challenging times.

Business 15 May 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sony posts surprise loss in fourth quarter

Sony Corp posted a surprise quarterly loss as the weak stock market ate into the value of securities held by its financial arm, but it forecast a bigger-than-expected profit this year as it boosts sales of digital cameras and flat TVs.

Business 24 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nestle plans RM240m capex

Nestle (M) Bhd, which plans to spend RM240mil in capital expenditure (capex) for the financial year ending Dec 31, warns that its earnings is expected to be softer this year due to rising raw materials prices.

Business 22 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Putrajaya Perdana confident of big jobs

Putrajaya Perdana Bhd is confident of securing this year at least 20% of the total RM2bil projects it has tendered for.

Business 26 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Honda profits down slightly amid competition, rising costs

Japan's Honda Motor reported yesterday a small drop in annual profits, snapping a five-year record-breaking streak as it battles tough competition in its home market and higher costs.

Business 05 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tek Seng viewed as unpolished gem

Low-profile Tek Seng Holdings Bhd has not been on investors' radar screens although a local analyst described it as an 'unpolished gem.'

Business 07 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Semiconductor sector to stay positive in second half

The outlook for the semiconductor sector is expected to remain positive for the second half of this year.

Business 05 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Asia File starts making raw materials for high-end products

ASIA File Corp Bhd has started production of a new range of raw materials for high-end filing products.

Business 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium


Elaine Boey writes on Foremost, IOI Corp and Rubberex.

Business 02 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Goodyear to buy more raw materials from China

Goodyear Tire Rubber Co, the largest US tyre maker, will lift buying in low-cost China to a tenth of global sourcing by 2010 from just 1% now, its chief executive said yesterday.