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Business 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Woes of rubber tappers go beyond minimum wage

The National Union of Plantation Workers (NUPW) has achieved one of its long cherished goals: to secure a minimum monthly pay for its members. But the woes of rubber tappers go beyond minimum wage, writes Wong Sulong.

Business 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Maari making a mark in EU

MAARI Auto Accessories Sdn Bhd, a local exporter of car rubber mats, has gained on average a new European customer per month since certain companies there stopped sourcing from Chinese suppliers.

Business 03 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

The seductive appeal of a minimum wage

THERE has been uproar in recent days following the announcement that the rubber plantation workers union and the plantation owners association have signed an agreement providing for a minimum monthly wage of RM350.

Business 08 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Palm oil sector to counter European smear campaign

THE local palm oil industry, with the assistance of the Malaysian government, will be taking steps to counter the rising anti-palm oil and anti-tropical oil sentiment in northern Europe similar to the smear campaign by the American Soybean Association (ASA) in the late 1980s.

Business 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Our best salesman in Germany

German Ambassador to Malaysia Juergen A.R. Staks often takes prides in describing himself as 'Malaysia's best salesman in Germany and I don't charge for my services!'

Business 18 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Miti to go to aid of exporters

B>I/B>nternational Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz said her ministry would assist Malaysian exporters accused of dumping in the United States.

Business 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kepala Batas a new hot spot for growth

THE sleepy town of Kepala Batas in North Seberang Prai, which is fast progressing as one of the country#039;s biggest growth centres, is set to play an integral role at international level.

Business 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Agro-sector welcomes boost

AGRICULTURE-BASED smallholders, existing and potential entrepreneurs and small traders have a better chance to strengthen and expand their operations despite the current economic uncertainties, with the RM1bil micro credit scheme.

Business 24 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rubber estates phased out

DIFFICULTY in getting rubber tappers and good turnover from the palm oil sector has prompted Riverview Rubber Estate Bhd to phase out its remaining rubber plantation by the end of next year.

Business 27 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

asiaEP sees higher revenue growth

E-MARKETPLACE service provider asiaEP Bhd expects to maintain or even surpass its yearly 20% to 30% growth in revenue this year, according to its managing director Dr B.N Tan.