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Business 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

News in brief

News in brief on MISC, Tai Wah Garments and Powertek.

Business 19 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Samsung Elec Q1 profit down on slump in memory prices

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd registered a worse-than-expected drop of 41% in first-quarter profit yesterday because of a slump in memory chip prices, but its shares rose on hopes for an industry rebound.

Business 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

South Korean brokerages swing to FY2002 loss on stock slump

South Korea#8217;s brokerages swung to a provisional aggregate loss of 614.6 billion won (US$510.5mil) in the financial year ended March, hit by a 40% slump in the stock market, according to regulators.

Business 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kookmin Bank Q1 earnings slump

South Korea#8217;s top lender, Kookmin Bank, reported yesterday a worse-than-expected 89% drop in quarterly profits, plagued by a surge in credit card defaults and exposure to the SK Global accounting scandal.

AseanPlus News 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mobile handphone capital in the making

THE Yangtze River Delta, a leading economic growth belt in east China, has gained increasing notability for its global mobile communications firms and may emerge as the country#8217;s #8220;Mobile Valley#8221;.

Business 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sharp to spend US$1.25b more on LCD plants

B>TOKYO: /B>Sharp Corp, Japan's largest maker of liquid crystal displays (LCDs), said yesterday it would top up its spending on two cutting-edge LCD plants by 150 billion yen (US$1.25bil) over the next several years to boost output.

Business 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Survey: Some brands highly rated

CERTAIN brands are more prominent among consumers in Malaysia, according to Reader#039;s Digest I>Superbrands Survey 2003/Iwhich also revealed that the country has the least number of new brand entries compared with other markets.

Business 26 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Samsung eyes 30% cellular market

SAMSUNG Electronics Co Ltd targets to capture at least 30% of the Malaysian mobile phone market by the end of this year, said its chief representative (Kuala Lumpur) Kim Jeong-Wook.

Lifestyle 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Strangers in the night

Sometimes it#8217;s not the places that make the memories but the weird and wonderful people one meets, muses CLARENCE CHUA.

Business 15 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hynix reports huge Q1 loss on chip-price slump

Troubled South Korean chipmaker Hynix Semiconductor Inc reported a three-month net loss of 1.05 trillion won (US$875.7mil) yesterday, as a slump in memory chip prices left it in the red for a fourth quarter running.