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NEAC: Foreign students to bring in RM3b forex earnings

THE international students sector in Malaysia is poised to contribute RM3bil in direct and indirect foreign exchange (forex) earnings in 2007, according to National Economic Action Council (NEAC) executive director Datuk Mustapa Mohamed.

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S'pore seen dabbling with deficits

MOUNTING job losses, half-empty office buildings and falling tax revenues are an unusual backdrop for the Singapore government as it prepares to unveil a budget short on surprises and with a rare deficit.

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CPI up 1.7% to 104 in January

MALAYSIA'S consumer price index (CPI) in January this year expanded by 1.7% to 104 from 102.3 in January last year, the statistics department said.

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Have more confidence in local software, says Orisoft

ORISOFT, a leading local human resource management systems (HRMS) specialist, wants companies to have more confidence in locally developed software.

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Mdex defers launch of single stock futures

MALAYSIA Derivatives Exchange (Mdex) has deferred until further notice the launch of single stock futures (SSF) which was initially targeted for the first quarter this year.

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NEAC: Comprehensive stimulus package to be most significant policy

THE comprehensive stimulus package to be announced by the government next month is likely to be the most significant economic policy announcement for the year, according to the National Economic Action Council (NEAC) executive director Datuk Mustapa Mohamed.

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MDV allocating funds to 50 ICT firms

MALAYSIA Debt Ventures Bhd (MDV) will be allocating an undisclosed amount from its RM1.6bil fund to 50 local and foreign information communication technology (ICT) companies and content providers to facilitate the Aquaria project at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

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Convention centre set to be a hit

THE proposed Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre officially launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday is set to put Malaysia on the world map as a premier destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE).

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Couple thrives in glove manufacturing despite tough competition

GLOVE manufacturing is a tough business and many players in the industry have fallen from grace over the years but a husband and wife team has managed to not only survive, but thrived to become one of the top five glove manufacturers in the country.

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Challenges anew after 35 years

AFTER 35 years in international banking, Zarir J. Cama, new deputy chairman and CEO of HSBC Bank Malaysia, still looks forward to each day as a new challenge.