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Nation 28 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Eight set for big showdown

Eight grand finalists of the English Speaking Union Malaysia#8217;s inaugural Public Speaking Competition 2003 will wage a war of words tomorrow.

Business 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

US consumers fret about war and jobs

The latest snapshot of US consumers has shown that confidence was near decade lows even before the grim realities of war in Iraq invaded TV screens, and that pervasive worries about jobs could stifle any relief rally once the conflict is over.

Business 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Petronas unit closes RM750mil Islamic debt issue

PETRONAS Fertilizer (Kedah) Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), has successfully closed an RM750mil nominal value Al-Bai Bithaman Ajil Islamic Debt Securities (BaIDS) issue.

Education 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

The Internet rocket

WE have hitched a ride on a rocket and none of us knows where it is going,#8221; said journalist John Naughton when discussing the Internet, much touted as a revolutionary and fundamental force that will affect all areas of life. However, the full capacity of the Internet #8211; whether in education, business, healthcare, publishing #8211; is anyone's guess.

Education 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Flights of fancy

FROM astronomer Galileo to NASA, the global political order and fashion trends, the young speakers impressed the adjudicators with their fertile imagination and creativity. In the preliminary round of the English Speaking Union of Malaysia#8217;s (ESU) Public Speaking Union 2003 (central region) competition recently.

Business 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

MNCs plan to set up contact centres in MSC

SEVERAL multinationals (MNCs) involved in the manufacturing, aviation and automotive industries have expressed interest in establishing regional contact centres in the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC).

Business 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Test for world economies

THE WORLD#8217;S fragile economies may be tested to the hilt and could be faced with greater uncertainty even if the US-led forces achieve a quick victory in Iraq, economists said yesterday. A prolonged war, meanwhile, #8220;guarantees recession#8221;.

Business 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

HSBC sees RM1b from unit trust

HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd, which is one of the leading third party distributors of unit trust funds in the country, expects to rake in an additional RM1bil in unit trust sales by the year-end from the RM1.5bil it has achieved to-date.

Business 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreign business news in brief

Foreign business new in brief including from Sydney that Macquarie Bank Ltd has bought Zurich Capital Market#8217;s international agricultural commodities business.

Nation 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Eight finalists in speaking contest

Eight speakers have been selected to compete in the grand finals of the English Speaking Union (ESU) Malaysia#8217;s inaugural Public Speaking Competition 2003.