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AMP splits ops, takes A$2.6b hit

Australian life insurer and fund manager AMP Ltd retreated from a failed offshore expansion yesterday, announcing a plan to hive off its troubled British unit and take A$2.6bil in write-downs.


Woman remanded over murder

Police have remanded a 20-year-old woman to assist them in investigations into the murder of a 65-year-old doctor at his clinic in Bangsar on Monday.


Manufacturing growth may slow

The manufacturing sector may grow at a lower rate this year than the 5% forecast earlier, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz.


Doctor slashed to death by trio, friend critically hurt

A 64-year-old doctor died and his friend critically injured yesterday after they were assaulted by three parang-wielding men at his cli-nic in Bangsar here.


Economic package may include cut in interest rate

MANY economists see the government incorporating an interest rate cut in its proposed economic package to give the economy a stronger boost, given the growing impact of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak.


Land of hype losing its glitter

On the first week of my arrival in Hong Kong, my predecessor and I went to the launch of a documentary programme for an international television channel.


Man with parang enters school

A man, armed with a parang and believed to be unstable, terrified scores of pupils of SK Langgar here and kept police at bay for one-and-a-half hours before they managed to overpower him.


Work as one to check SARS

SARS or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome is now so well known no one would confuse it with Sekolah Agama Rakyat anymore.

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Expert: SARS is in Asia to stay

B>SINGAPORE:/BSingapore scientists were searching for the source of growing SARS infections at the nation's largest hospital yesterday after a US expert warned that the virus was probably in Asia to stay.


Refinery faced with overcapacity

SHELL Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Bhd#146;s share price performance stands in stark contrast to the volatility in crude oil prices in recent years.