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Business 22 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

New focus for Metacorp

Metacorp Bhd sees the company's new core business of solid waste management as a good alternative to its declining toll business, group executive chairman Datuk Dr Nik Hussein Abdul Rahman said.

Business 01 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Budget provides RM5.7bil to develop infrastructure in rural areas

THE government will undertake proactive measures to develop physical infrastructure, especially in less developed areas.

Business 11 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium


RATING Agency Malaysia Bhd (RAM) said the Government's recent imposition of an additional 13% tax on tobacco has not affected the I>AAA/P1/Iratings of BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (M) BHD's debt issues.

Business 02 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

US Panel recommends simplifying taxes

WASHINGTON (AP): Declaring the income tax system has become a running joke,'' a presidential panel recommended rewriting the United States' tax laws by eliminating virtually every deduction and credit and replacing them with simpler benefits for more taxpayers.

Business 03 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Some questions and answers on the GST

PricewaterhouseCoopers senior executive director Wan Heng Choon addresses questions from readers of The Star.

Business 11 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

New Australian budget business-class airline not expecting price war with Qantas

SYDNEY, Australia: New budget business-class airline OzJet said Friday it does not expect a price war with bigger rival Qantas when it takes to the skies later this month.

Business 26 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Vivendi expects net profit of US$2.4bil

French telecoms and media group Vivendi Universal SA expects to make an adjusted net profit of nearly two billion euros (US$2.4bil) this year, said chief executive Jean-Bernard Levy.

Business 24 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Japan decides to impose punitive duties on Korean chipmaker

TOKYO: Japan will slap import duties on computer memory chips made by South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. at the end of January in retaliation for alleged government subsidies, the finance minister said Tuesday.

Business 02 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

GM board expected to face dividend cut issue

When the board of General Motors Corp next convenes, directors of the world's largest vehicle maker will face an urgent question: Should GM cut its dividend to save cash and force stock investors to share the pain of its restructuring?

Business 05 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Potential to attract the rich

MALAYSIA has the potential to attract high net worth foreigners to its shores to set up second homes if more concerted efforts are undertaken to promote the country as their favourite place of abode.