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Business 21 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Adapting to changing economic scenario

Rising oil prices pose problems for many companies. For Malaysia Airlines managing director Idris Jala, it is a constant challenge to review all avenues available to improve finances.

Business 16 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Growth prospects good despite risks

The prospects of the Malaysian economy are still favourable but rising energy prices, persistent global imbalances as well as fears of an avian flu pandemic will remain as risks to expansion, said CIMB Securities.

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

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 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 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.