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Business 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Insurance industry expected to perform better in 2003

THE insurance industry is expected to perform better this year compared with 2002, according to industry players. Last year, the life and general business recorded premium growth of 16.2% and 10.9% respectively.

Business 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fewer industrial units launched

Property Talk: A weekly column by S.C. Cheah. This week he says factories, factories everywhere but not a buyer or tenant in sight.

AseanPlus News 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Beijingers' anger at foul-ups spreading like virus

B>BEIJING:/BDays after China conceded it bungled the handling of the SARS outbreak, public anger over the foul-ups is spreading like a virus.

Business 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

World Bank forecasts 4.2% growth for M’sia this year

THE World Bank has forecast that Malaysia#146;s economy would grow by 4.2% this year and 5.5% next year despite geopolitical uncertainties and the impact of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak on economic activity. It said strong economic fundamentals gave the country #147;greater flexibility to sustain economic recovery.#148;

Lifestyle 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Redirecting a river

Spain is split over plans to re-route the River Ebro. Those living in parched lands welcome the project but others fear it will wreck an ecologically important wetlands, EMMA ROSS-THOMAS reports.

Health 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

The uncommon cold

When experts first heard of a respiratory disease spreading from person to person in Asia, there was fear that this could be the Big One that they had been dreading #8211; a re-run of the deadly 1918-1919 influenza epidemic that killed more than 20 million people around the world. Fortunately, this has proven unfounded, writes RAJEN M.

Business 19 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Samsung Elec Q1 profit down on slump in memory prices

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd registered a worse-than-expected drop of 41% in first-quarter profit yesterday because of a slump in memory chip prices, but its shares rose on hopes for an industry rebound.

Business 19 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Overheating fears grip China

China#8217;s stunning 9.9% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the first quarter has sparked debate in state media about whether the economy is overheating and if the government should do anything about it.

Business 14 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Second board expected to move lower this week

Second Board by G.M. Teoh

Business 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

US CEOs view on economy bleak

Chief executives at top US companies expect a weaker economic performance this year than in 2002, and many believe they will need to reduce payrolls over the next six months, a new survey has found.