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Business 19 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

The economy: The good, the bad and the ugly

LATELY many friends have been asking me: #147;How#039;s the economy?#148;

Business 16 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

NEAC confident Malaysia can meet projected growth rate

THE National Economic Action Council (NEAC) remains confident that Malaysia will achieve the projected 4.5% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) this year even though a number of research bodies have scaled down their projections to below the government#039;s revised forecast.

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 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Changes needed for domestic-led growth

#8220;SPEND more, save less and thy country will prosper.#8221; That appears to be the message from the government which is pinning its hopes on domestic demand to drive the country#8217;s growth this year.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS and war add salt to injury

AS if coping with the uncertainties of war isn#039;t enough, economies in the region now have to cope with yet another crisis. The deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is taking its toll on Asia at a time when many of these economies are already vulnerable due to a weak external sector.

Business 03 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mier sees lower GDP figures this year

THE Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) has set its sights on a lower growth forecast for the economy this year, compared with an earlier prediction of 5.7%, following the slowing down of the global economy exacerbated by the US invasion of Iraq.

Business 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Better outlook seen in residential, auto sectors

A BETTER outlook is expected in the residential property and automotive sectors in the short-term, the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) said in its 4th quarter Sectoral Survey conducted recently.

Business 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mier: Consumers glad with rising purchasing power

THE Malaysian Institute of Economic Research#039;s (Mier) latest consumer sentiments survey showed that consumers felt pretty chirpy lately with rising purchasing power.

Business 01 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Optimistic mood in IT industry

OUR CEO OUTLOOK 2003 today features the Malaysia-based CEOs of three of the largest IT corporations #8211; Datuk Wong Siew Hai of Intel Corp, Khatijah Shah of SAP, and T.F. CHONG of Hewlett-Packard (HP). The three CEOs are looking forward to 2003 as they expect a pickup in the world economy will boost spending on IT.