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Business 15 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Jusco – Malaysia’s Wal-Mart

WHEN it became clear that Jaya Jusco Stores Bhd was expanding its chain of retail complexes, it had seemed the group could open just one new store a year. This limitation appeared to be a financial one. The company tends to own the retail buildings; that is very costly in capital expenditure.

Business 18 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Retail rentals projected to grow 6% this year

BETTER times are in store for the retail sector this year with rentals estimated to grow at 6% from 2.6% in 2003, said Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd general manager Andrew Brien.

Business 25 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Mier: Brighter outlook for manufacturers this year

BUSINESS and consumer sentiment in the first quarter of the year reached their highest levels since 2002, said the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) in its latest quarterly survey.

Business 31 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Positive outlook spurs Low to turn shopping centre around

Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and positive outlook, City-Square Properties Sdn Bhd executive director Low Su Ming took up the challenge to turn around the flagging performance of the 'once formidable' City-Square shopping centre three years ago.

Business 16 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

KL becoming popular retail centre

KUALA Lumpur is fast catching up as an attractive retail destination that offers a wide spectrum of lifestyle brand names, with a wide choice of happening places to meet one's fancies.

Business 26 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Amanah in talks with banks

Amanah Raya Bhd (ARB) is aiming to forge alliances with at least half a dozen financial institutions in the next two quarters so that it can cross-sell their suite of products to a larger customer base.

Business 03 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Petronas’ business strategy pays off

THE ability to provide clean drinking water in the middle of a desert in Sudan is no easy feat, and more so 500,000 barrels per a day. Just imagine the landscape changes that water can effect in a desert.

Business 03 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

MESB expects to get RM8m turnover via Miroza

POWER generation engineering company MESB Bhd expects Miroza Leather (M) Sdn Bhd to contribute nearly RM8mil to its turnover in the next 18 months, executive director Wong Tuck Song said.

Business 06 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

The store to open two more hypermarkets

THE Store Corp Bhd will be opening two more Pacific hypermarkets - one in Kota Baru in September and another in Alor Star in November this year.

Business 12 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Major players in expansion mood

The major players: Jusco, Padini, Ngiu Kee, Courts, The Store and Hock Sin Leong.