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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 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Strong response to Putra Heights homes

Considering the current economic climate, the launch of double-storey link houses by Sime-UEP was well received by buyers and investors.

Business 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Much scope for mutual gain

Business and politics don#8217;t mix, they say, and this seems to be the case as far as Australia and Malaysia are concerned.

Nation 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Change of guard in the MCA

Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting has been elected party president and Datuk Chan Kong Choy his deputy by the MCA central committee. They take over from Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik and Datuk Seri Lim Ah Lek respectively. Ong and Chan pledged to strengthen party unity and work together to serve the party, Barisan Nasional, the Malaysian Chinese community and the country.

Nation 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Incentives an election ploy, says Hadi

The economic stimulus package announced by the Federal Government last week is a general election bonus, said Opposition leader Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Nation 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Over 9,800 register with department for jobs

A total of 9,804 people registered for jobs with the Labour Department in the first three months of this year.

Nation 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Largest Tamil school completed

I>TAMIL Nesan/Ihighlighted the completion of the RM1mil Indra Makhota Tamil School in Kuantan, which has been rated as the largest Tamil school in the country. It will be opened by MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu on May 31.

Nation 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bonus optional for companies

The Government will not force the private sector to follow its footsteps to give out a mid-year bonus to their employees, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.hr align=LEFT size=2 width=60% color=Blue noshade>

Nation 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ministry to set up overseas offices to attract students

The Education Ministry plans to set up five Education Promotion Offices (EPOs) in Vietnam, Indonesia, the Middle East and China to attract a larger number of foreign students from Asia.

Nation 27 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

We’re well ahead in foreign student target, says Musa

Malaysia is well ahead of achieving its target of having 50,000 foreign students by 2010 as it already boasts a foreign student population of over 32,000.