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Letters 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Get more popcorn, this show ain’t over yet

BANGKOK: There's a joke among the International Monetary Fund people that if a crisis-hit country wants to turn around its economy, what it only needs to do is to change at least five finance ministers or five central bank governors.

Business 03 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Negative undertones on futures prices

MDEX Interest-rate futures. A weekly column by G.M. Teoh.

Business 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Using interest rates to spur investment

THE government may include the use of bank interest rates as a tool to strengthen the domestic economy and encourage more Malaysian businessmen and entrepreneurs to invest locally.

Business 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Japan's central bank raises target for extra cash in system

Japan's central bank raised the amount of excess cash in the financial market Wednesday to up to 22 trillion yen (US$187 billion) to try to help along a stagnant economy.

Business 07 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Landmarks and Tan & Tan plan joint-venture housing project

LANDMARKS Bhd and Tan Tan Developments Bhd have proposed a joint venture to develop 53ha in Wangsa Maju which could have a gross development value of between RM600mil and RM700mil over a period of eight to 10 years.

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

The banking challenge

There are already signs that growth in the banking sector is beginning to slow down. This was evidenced by the latest financial results in the past quarter that was just released

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Era of rapid asset price inflation?

Liquidity fuels asset prices or as they say in Economics 101, asset prices have to rise when demand exceeds supply

Business 10 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Interest-rate futures in for more downward adjustment

MDEX Interest-rate futures. A weekly column by G.M. Teoh.

Business 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

StanChart 2002 profit sharply up

STANDARD Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd has recovered strongly to post a pre-tax profit of RM367mil for the year ended Dec 31, 2002, sharply up from RM26mil the year before, with loan loss provisions significantly lower at RM33mil against RM434mil previously.

Business 14 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

HK banks trying to sell more investment products

With loan demand depressed and interest margins squeezed, Hong Kong banks are scrambling to sell more investment products such as equity- and debt-related funds to boost non-interest income and shore up their bottom lines.