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Business 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

US economy still in doldrums

The end of the Iraq war provided some boost to US business and consumer sentiment in recent weeks, but not enough to lift the economy out of its doldrums, the Federal Reserve said.

Business 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Commodities-related exports seen as growth engine

MALAYSIA#039;S hope of a resilient economy this year rests on stronger growth in commodity-related exports boosting the performance of the manufacturing sector, economists said.

Business 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asia markets rise on US euphoria

THE continued rally on the US stock market, fuelled by the belief that the American economy has been stable since the end of the Iraq war, helped boost sentiment on stock markets in Asia.

Other Sport 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hewitt survives Stella scare

A sluggish Lleyton Hewitt narrowly survived a second-round exit at the Stella Artois Championships yesterday, pushed all the way before beating Dutchman Raemon Sluiter 7-6, 3-6, 7-6.

Business 11 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asia looks for H2 upswing

Asia#8217;s economies are not on a strong footing as they head into the second half 2003 but the export-driven region is hoping that, having weathered a series of shocks, a long-awaited global upturn will finally materialise.

Business 10 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Shares in some brokerages outshine CI

SHARES in some stockbroking companies have outperformed the KLSE Composite Index (CI), which has risen 9% since May 2.

Other Sport 09 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kiwis retain World Sevens crown

New Zealand retained their IRB World Sevens crown here on Saturday - despite succumbing to old rivals Fiji in the semi-finals of the season-ending London tournament.

Lifestyle 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Capturing contrasts

It was really the philosophy behind the performance that made Anita Ratnam's i>Utpala ... The Awakening/iinteresting to watch.

AseanPlus News 05 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

FTZ with Japan, S. Korea mulled

A HIGH-LEVEL feasibility study has concluded that the time is ripe to set up a free-trade zone between China, Japan and South Korea.

Business 03 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS to have 0.5%-4% impact on banks

THE Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is expected to have a 0.5%-4% impact on the profit forecasts of Malaysian banks this year, said The Asian Banker in its report, I>Impact of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) on Asian Banks/I>.