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Business 30 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Regional bourses succumb to bird flu

THE spread of bird flu has begun to take its toll on share prices in Asia, with Thailand's SET Index worst hit, sliding 8.1 points or 1.1% to a one-month low of 714.04.

Business 22 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Mixed views on impact of possible ringgit re-peg

THE continuing slide of the US dollar against major currencies has become either a bane or boon to industries, depending on which sectors they are in.

Letters 18 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

How rumours keep the Philippines unstable

A report from the Inquirer of Manila.

Nation 18 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Lim: Don’t speculate on Gerakan-MCA merger plan

Gerakan president Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik has urged the media to stop speculating on the proposed merger between the party and MCA as it may derail the exercise.

Business 15 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

China bulls luring investors to Asia

Investors should turn to Asia for China-led share gains this year rather than rely on further advances in European equities or on Wall Street, European strategists and fund managers say.

Business 08 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

2004 a fundamentally good year

WE round up our CEO Outlook 2004 series featuring five CEOs from a broad spectrum of business - property development, engineering, education, biotechnology and unit trusts.

Letters 04 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

New look at company loyalty

JAPAN'S 'corporate samurai'', the ultra-loyal employees prepared to fall on their swords rather than betray their masters, will become an endangered species under a new law that will protect workers who expose wrongdoing in their companies.

Lifestyle 31 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Battles across borders

This year, North Korea expelled two United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors, and later pulled out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), raising jitters over its nuclear plans.

Business 19 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Positive market outlook for 2004

Whichever way the KLSE in 2003 will be looked at, it will be remembered as a roller coaster of a ride. From gloom of war and the despair of SARS to the euphoria of a multi-month rally that ended the three-year bear market, investors finally managed to revel in a booming stock market with no stumbling impediments in sight.

Business 10 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mier sees 4.9% GDP growth

MALAYSIA will grow by 4.9% this year, said the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) yesterday in the second major upward revision to its forecast of the country#146;s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates in less than six months.