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Business 13 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Budget does not meet some expectations

BUDGET 2004 does not meet some expectations but is in line with our low expectations, says Seow Choong Liang, head of research, KN Kenanga Bhd.

Nation 12 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Budget likely to focus on SMIs, social needs

Malaysians can expect Budget 2004 to build on the success of Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir#8217;s impressive 22 years of economic track record while providing a bag of goodies for the I>rakyat/Ias the Prime Minister#8217;s farewell gift.

Business 09 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Maintaining momentum of recovery

IN the effort to move back to a balanced budget position, the government should manage the rollback of its spending in a manner that will not cause the economy to manifest a withdrawal symptom. Another two to three years of reducing budgetary deficit is tolerable, says Zulkifli Jamzah, Mayban Securities Sdn Bhd head of research.

Business 09 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

SMIs: Sales tax waiver can boost consumption

A WAIVER on sales tax for all small- and medium-sized industries (SMIs) and service tax for the tourism industry could help further stimulate domestic consumption, said SMI Association of Malaysia president Looi Teong Chye.

Business 04 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

New media giant emerging

B>PARIS: /B>US television network NBC has won Vivendi Universal's marathon show business auction with a proposed merger to create a new entertainment industry giant worth more than US$40bil.

Other Sport 23 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rubens and Kimi escape sanctions

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello escaped sanction yesterday after a fresh stewards' enquiry into a first lap crash at this month's German Grand Prix.

Nation 22 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

38 accuse firm of underpaying

Thirty-eight Indian nationals, who came here to work in February, have accused their employer of underpaying and not rewarding them for overtime work.

Other Sport 19 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wife pushes Washington to go for gold at world meet

Tyree Washington thought his career was over. Hamstring injuries made training impractical and there was the added trauma of his sister's trial for murder.

Other Sport 24 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Top seeded Rodd struggles to tame Saulnier

Top seed Andy Roddick survived a second round scare at the RCA Championships on Tuesday, needing three sets to tame young Frenchman Cyril Saulnier 6-7, 6-3, 7-6.

Letters 15 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Challenges of globalisation

The Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) will hold a conference on 'Science and Technology for Industrial Development in Muslim Countries: Facing the challenges of globalisation' in Kuala Lumpur from Oct 7 to Oct 9.