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AseanPlus News 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

23 projects launched in historic Humen town

A HISTORIC town in south China, where the burning of smuggled opium triggered the intrusion of British forces in 1839, launched 23 projects with a total fund of 10bil yuan (RM4.56bil) over the weekend.

Business 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Prominent global player amid fast-changing scene

IT is not an easy task to position Petronas as a prominent global player in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry amid the fast- changing landscape and tough competition from new players in the international scene.

Business 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

RM6.7bil Petronas thrust into N. Africa

PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is acquiring major oil and gas assets in Northern Africa in a 1.6bil euros (RM6.7bil) deal that would not only give it a significant foothold in the Atlantic Basin liquefied natural gas (LNG) market but also boost its status as a major player in the global LNG industry.

Lifestyle 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Business from afar

Investors, especially those with factories in SARS-hit countries, have been resorting to creative ways to prevent the atypical pneumonia from affecting their activities, reports EVELYN IRITANI.

AseanPlus News 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Nearly 100 dead after two ferries sink in Bangladesh

B>DHAKA:/BNearly 100 people have died and dozens are still missing after two ferries sank in storms that swept parts of Bangladesh, but rescuers were hobbled by bitter weather and inadequate equipment.

AseanPlus News 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mobile handphone capital in the making

THE Yangtze River Delta, a leading economic growth belt in east China, has gained increasing notability for its global mobile communications firms and may emerge as the country#8217;s #8220;Mobile Valley#8221;.

Lifestyle 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Redirecting a river

Spain is split over plans to re-route the River Ebro. Those living in parched lands welcome the project but others fear it will wreck an ecologically important wetlands, EMMA ROSS-THOMAS reports.

Lifestyle 21 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Blast from the past

The new space vehicle to replace the ageing space shuttles may be retro rather than avant-garde, reports RALPH VARTABEDIAN.

Lifestyle 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Peek at the old, cold and dirty

THE launch of a powerful new space telescope, a US$1.2bil mission that marries high technology, innovative design and sheer determination, was delayed for at least a week Thursday by a technical glitch. But for a project 20 years in the making, what#8217;s another few days?

AseanPlus News 10 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tunnel project approved

CONSTRUCTION of a tunnel beneath the Yangtze River to connect Shanghai#8217;s Pudong District with Chongming Island has been approved by the central government to resolve the island#8217;s transportation problems.