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Business 27 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

CGC to launch new scheme by August

Credit Guarantee Corp Malaysia Bhd (CGC) plans to launch its new guarantee scheme in mid-July or early August to capture a larger customer base in the financial institutions sector, said chief executive officer Datuk Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad.

AseanPlus News 16 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Oil price surge threatens Asia’s growth

A FURTHER sharp rise in oil prices poses a threat to Asia's economic growth, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) senior economist said in a published report yesterday.

Business 12 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Benefits of stronger ringgit

With the ringgit's gradual strengthening against the greenback having been given a fair share of media coverage in recent weeks, one could ask what this development means for Malaysia, particularly from an economic or corporate point of view.

Lifestyle 10 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

When gold is the goal

What does the rise in gold hold in store for jewellers and goldsmiths in the country?

Business 07 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

More foreign funds expected

Comments from various analysts and others on the prospects for the ringgit and the stock market.

Business 06 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Gold hits 25-year high

Gold futures soared to a 25-year high of US$596.80 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange on April 3, before retreating to US$590.10 during intra-day trading yesterday, as investors locked in on gains. Gold prices closed at US$586 on April 4.

Business 06 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Yen lends strength to region’s currencies

Asian currencies gained as the yen strengthened for a second day in Asia, boosting speculation that traders are increasing bets that regional central banks will refrain from selling their currencies to keep exports competitive.

Business 28 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Global-linked product by Allianz Life

Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Bhd yesterday launched its first single premium investment-linked product which invests in international blue-chip companies.

Business 22 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Strong ringgit to benefit consumers and retailers

Economists say a strong ringgit could prove to be a boon for consumers and retailers alike, but differ on how much the central bank should allow interest rates to rise to cope with inflation.

Business 12 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bond market jitters give pause

Wall Street is struggling to gain traction in the face of bond market jitters, leaving the short-term outlook murky for stocks, analysts say.