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Business 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hooked on a profitable line

A FEW years ago, there were those who thought engineer Danesh Pannirselvam was crazy when he voiced his plans to market #8220;unheard of#8221; communications technology such as VoIP (Voice-over Internet Protocol #8211; the transmission of telephone calls over a data network like one of the many networks that make up the Internet). Now VoIP has become common practice and, consequently, Danesh is vindicated.

Business 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sheet maker NTPM on a roll

IT'S easy to take the comforts of modern technology for granted, particularly in the loo. Understandably too, it is difficult to think of staples like toilet rolls as a business opportunity. But Lee See Jin did.

Business 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Philip Morris ordered to pay $10.1 billion in light cigarette suit

A judge Friday ordered cigarette maker Philip Morris USA to pay $10.1 billion for misleading smokers into believing its light cigarettes are less harmful than regular labels.

Business 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

More Mid-East investments

WITH the start of the Iraqi conflict, the point has been raised in some business circles whether this would lead eventually to a diversion of Middle East investments to this country, since Malaysia is deemed to have many advantages and seen as a friendly Islamic nation.

Business 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Jerneh Asia buys Thai life insurer

JERNEH Asia Bhd, the holding investment company of general insurer Jerneh Insurance Bhd, has just acquired a life and general insurance company in Thailand, thereby gaining a firm foothold in one of the fastest growing economies in the Asean region.

Business 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

A farm-like mansion Salient points

AFTER 30 minutes south of Kuala Lumpur, we arrive at a residential suburb comprising double-storey bungalows and houses as well as an exclusive golf club.

Business 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fair & Lovely eyes giant ads

UNILEVER (M) Holdings Sdn Bhd is setting its sights on a unique outdoor advertising project for its Fair Lovely brand, one that is expected to secure a place in the Malaysian Book of Records.

Business 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Versus the CI

Liew Lai Jing writes on Magnum, YTL Power, Malayan Cement. SCB Development and FN.

Business 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mergers to add depth to market

GOVERNMENT-LINKED plantation and financial companies are potential candidates for mergers when the government steps up efforts to consolidate companies in common sectors.

Business 10 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Market may remain sluggish

Stock Market Signals: A weekly column by G.M. Teoh on the performance of the KLSE's Main Board.