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Business 11 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

RHB Bank to enhance credit skills via in-house training

RHB Bank Bhd aims to train 300 more of its employees through its in-house credit development programme this year to enhance their credit skills to meet new industry challenges.

Business 14 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Increased demand to boost eBworx earnings

eBworx Bhd expects to boost its earnings with increased demand for its products and services by Asian banks pressured to meet the Basel II requirements by 2010.

Business 30 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Strong ringgit lends support to KLCI

ON April 20, 2007, the KL Composite Index (KLCI) achieved an all-time high of 1,334 - just a tad higher than 1994's intra-day high of 1,332.04. But since then, the market has retreated and appears to be in consolidation mode.

Business 19 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

UN reports some Asian nations vulnerable to currency crisis, leaves Malaysia out

Four Asian nations hit hard by the 1997-98 financial crisis face renewed vulnerability to sudden capital outflows that could cause a currency crisis, the United Nations said in a report, but left Malaysia noshade size=1 width=50%>

Business 18 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

KLCI hits new high of 1,334.44

The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) climbed to a new high of 1,334.44 points early yesterday before falling mid-day but staged a late recovery to close at 1,330.26, up more than seven points.

Business 11 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Asian currencies up

Hold on to your Asian currencies, including the ringgit, which are expected to appreciate further against the US dollar amid the positive outlook on the regional economy, said currency strategists.

Business 31 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Unlocking monetary handcuff

Over the long term, Standard Poor's (SP) believes that thebest solutions for Asean countries include opening up their nontradablesectors to greater competition, deregulatory markets andintroducing policies that foster a transparent capital market.

Business 27 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Market volatility has not changed EUs rosy outlook for economy

BRUSSELS (AP) - Recent turbulence on international financial markets and the strength of the euro in recent months has not changed the EU executive's forecast for strong growth this year, EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said.

Business 26 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

600 drawn to INCEIF within a year

LAST week marked INCEIF's (International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance) first year in existence and in one year, the institution has attracted over 600 applicants from 37 countries for its flagship programme.

Business 24 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Global liquidity can boost activity in equity markets

'Extreme' global liquidity, partly due to healthy current account surpluses in Asia, could be the catalyst to more activity in the equity markets, said Bank Negara deputy governor Datuk Ooi Sang Kuang.