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Business 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Where art thou Valuecap?

WHEN news came out that Valuecap Sdn Bhd commenced its operations in mid-January, a rally was sparked on expectations that the market was going to receive the much-needed support.

Business 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

The importance of timing for the government's economic package

THE waiting continues. It had been widely expected that the government would announce its economic package on April 7. Instead, on that day, Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the details would be out only after the government was certain that the situation in Iraq would not warrant changes in Malaysia's economic strategies.

Business 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Importers feel impact of Iraq war

After the fallout from Sept 11 and labour strife last year shut down West Coast ports, textile importer Firoze Fakhri thought he had seen the worst. Then came the invasion of Iraq.

Business 14 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Affordable housing glut in the making?

By S.C. Cheah

Business 14 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM


Liew Lai Jing writes on AMMB, Genting, Public Bank, Carlsberg and MBM Resources.

Business 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

EON confident of fulfiling super-dealership contract

EDARAN Otomobil Nasional Bhd (EON) is confident of selling at least 100,000 cars #8220;of all models#8221; annually under its impending super-dealership agreement with Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Bhd (Proton) subsidiary Proton Edar Sdn Bhd, EON chairman Tan Sri Mohd Saleh Sulong said.

Business 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singapore business news in brief

Singapore business news in brief including that the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC)/Bhas launched an online trading account for smaller investors, namely Equity Investment Account, charging a brokerage fee of S$20 per trade for trades up to S$10,000 in value.

Business 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS, war in Iraq continue to take toll on Asian markets

INCREASING fears that the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak will hit Asian economies hard, coupled with concerns over the US economic health, continued to fuel selling on stock markets across the region.

Business 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Affin plans to have a strong retail commercial bank: MD

AFFIN Holdings Bhd, which is ra-tionalising and streamlining its financial services operations, is in the preliminary stage of establishing a strong retail commercial bank and an investment bank.

Business 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cathay battling SARS for survival

Leading Asian airline Cathay Pacific has been dealt a devastating blow by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) crisis, but analysts believe it will survive, despite massive cutbacks and a deeply shaken corporate psyche.