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Nation 24 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Guarantee jobs, institutes told

Private vocational institutes should guarantee that students undergoing their skills training courses are employed upon completion, said Human Resources Ministry secretary-general Datuk Yahya Nordin.

Business 24 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Make peace with free float shortfall

IT has been three years since index constructor Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) announced that it would adjust its equity indices so as to take into account free float levels. Back then, there was some hand wringing among our stock market players over the possibility of Malaysia suffering an exodus of foreign funds.a href=http://biz.thestar.com.my/bizweek/>LI>B>For the full Bizweek reports click here/B>/a>

Business 24 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Suncity confident hotel occupancy rates will return to normal by Q2 next year

SUNWAY City Bhd (Suncity), the owner of Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel which saw occupancy rates drop to a historic low of 40% in April, sees a glimmer of hope this month as the trend has bottomed out and things are likely to return to normal by the second quarter of this year.

Nation 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chinese associations welcome RM8.1bil stimulus

From the Chinese Press.

Nation 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

PM: EPF cut will add RM70m to the economy

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad has defended the Government decision to reduce the employees' EPF contribution to 9%, saying the reduction can boost consumption by up to RM2bil a year.

Business 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Developers laud pro-active measures

DEVELOPERS have lauded what they describe as #147;very pro-active measures#039;#039; by the government to boost the housing and property sectors.

Business 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

FMM: Wide measures to have extensive impact

THE Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) said the wide range of measures under the economic package would have extensive impact on all economic sectors, directly and indirectly.

Business 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Greater spending power with cut in EPF contribution

CONSUMERS who were thinking of tightening their purse strings are unlikely to do so now that extra money is being put in their pockets following the announcement of the government#039;s economic package.

Business 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

LIAM proposes private pension scheme

The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) said that it has proposed to the government to consider establishing private pension schemes to assist ageing Malaysians achieve financial independence after their retirement.

Nation 22 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

National sovereignty 'now more relevant'

Developing countries must not buy into the West#8217;s suggestion that the principle of non-intervention and national sovereignty is #8220;no longer relevant#8221; at this time and age.