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Business 04 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

JTOP and Tradewinds shares up on merger talk

SHARES of Johore Tenggara Oil Palm Bhd (JTOP) and Tradewinds (M) Bhd ended higher yesterday despite a 17-point fall in the KLSE Composite Index, buoyed by news that the two companies have appointed a merchant banker to help them merge their palm oil operations.

Lifestyle 04 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

A boost for agriculture

Agriculture Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin talks about his vision and plan of action for the sector which has often taken the back seat during the process of industrialisation.

Business 03 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

L&G to sell college, land for RM33mil

LAND GENERAL Bhd's (LG) wholly-owned unit Lang Education Holdings Sdn Bhd will sell its entire 70% stake in LG-Twintech Sdn Bhd to Rimbun Masyhur Sdn Bhd.

Lifestyle 02 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Farmer’s bane

IT HAS been a decade since the first genetically modified (GM) crop, the Flavr Savr tomato, hit supermarket shelves. But it failed miserably due to health concerns, high prices and because it bruised, contrary to what it was engineered for.

Lifestyle 27 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Empty promises

HILARY CHIEW writes on the Argentine experience in which the introduction of genetically-modified soya created havoc in the nation's agricultural and dairy industries.

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Cabinet limits width of roads

CABINET departments have ordered a stop to the construction of extravagant urban roads and squares.

Nation 22 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Government plans to reduce rubber cultivation

The Government plans to scale down rubber planting from 1.4 million hectares to 800,000ha as part of a master plan to re-engineer the agriculture sector.

Business 13 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Price of CPO heading toward RM2,000 a tonne

THE spot price of crude palm oil (CPO), which traded above RM1,900 per tonne Thursday, is expected to hit the #8220;magic figure'' of RM2,000 very soon, going by the commodity's continued bullish performance.

Business 11 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

MGM Mirage sells its Australian hotel-casino for $150m

MGM Mirage has agreed to sell its Australian hotel-casino for about $150 million to the SKYCITY Entertainment Group, the Las Vegas-based gambling company said.

Nation 06 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak to gazette more parks

Sarawak plans to gazette another 16 national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and nature reserves to increase its totally protected areas (TPAs) to one million hectares.