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Business 27 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

UBs may require more time

THE sharp surge in investing interest in the local stock market is boosting stockbrokers' earnings from commission income.

Business 07 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Analysts: Public Bank on solid ground

IT'S not for nothing that Public Bank Bhd (PBB) is considered one of the most solid banks in the country. Except for minor hiccups, the bank has lived up to this reputation, making it a perennial favourite with many a fund manager.

Business 31 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Growing unease at ECB over euro strength

B>FRANKFURT:/BThe European Central Bank (ECB) is growing increasingly uneasy that the strength of the euro could undermine recovery and require an interest rate cut in the next few months, a senior ECB official has been quoted as saying.

Business 02 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

2003 profits up 50%

Profits at Singapore-listed companies rose 49.8% in calendar 2003, led by banks and state-linked firms, according to the findings of a survey published yesterday, underscoring a strengthening economic recovery powered by exports.

Business 07 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Euro may remain volatile

LOCAL companies affected by the euro's two-year long appreciation and expecting a reprieve after the currency fell to a four-month low against the US dollar at US$1.1995 yesterday, could still see their hopes dashed.

Business 14 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

German inflation rises slightly in March

Germany's annual inflation rate rose slightly to 1.1 percent in March, boosted by a rise in tobacco tax, the government said Wednesday.

Business 05 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Celcom makes growing business, margins priority

Although the re-listing of Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd on Bursa Malaysia this year remains the goal of the board of Telekom Malaysia Bhd, Celcom group chief executive officer Datuk Ramli Abbas sees growing the business and margins as of more immediate concern now that the cellular phone company is financially out of the woods as opposed to just over a year ago.

Business 25 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

CIMB Research: Local interest rates likely to go up about 25 basis points

DOMESTIC interest rates are likely to go up by an estimated 25 basis points (bps) in the second half of next year, CIMB Research said.

Business 19 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

New unit trust funds set for launch in second half

Despite the cautious outlook taken by fund managers on the performance of the stock market for the second half of the year, unit trust management companies are still bullish on the prospects of the mutual fund industryfor the remaining year. i>StarBiz/ijournalist DALJIT DHESI spoke to some of the leading unit trust managers to get their views on various topics as well their companies'strategies for this year.

Business 22 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Brazil frustrates business hopes for rate cut

The Brazilian Central Bank on Wednesday once again frustrated the hopes of business leaders by keeping the nation's base interest rate at a towering 16 percent.