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Business 08 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS-hit S'pore to cut growth target

SINGAPORE will cut its economic growth target of 2.5% this year because of the outbreak of the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), its Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said.

Business 08 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Economic package good for insurance

MALAYSIA National Insurance Bhd (MNI) expects an increase in demand for insurance if the stimulus package to be introduced soon by the government is successful in generating more economic activity, according to managing director and chief executive officer Ahmad Subri Abdullah.

Business 08 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Property sector likely a prime target in economic plan

AN announcement will be made on the government#146;s proposed economic package this month, said Second Finance Minister Datuk Jamaludin Jarjis, who hinted that the property sector could be one of the #147;prime sectors#148; targeted in the package.

Business 09 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Funds opt for defensive play

STAYING defensive is the core strategy of many investment funds against the backdrop of the Iraq war and the spread of the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus, which are likely to exact a heavy toll on corporate earnings in certain sectors.

Nation 09 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Raja Mahani: I did not order the killing

Raja Nor Mahani Raja Shahar Shah, who was given the chance to #8220;clear the air#8221; in the Hasleza Ishak murder, told a High Court she did not order the killing of her husband's second wife.

Letters 09 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

US fabricating 'facts'

A letter from Dr CHANDRA MUZAFFAR,President of International Movement for a Just World

Business 11 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Maybank plays down collateral for loans to SMIs

COLLATERAL would not be Malayan Banking Bhd#039;s (Maybank) principal criteria for approving loan applications by small- and medium-sized industries (SMIs) as greater emphasis would be placed on business viability, realistic business plans, business environment and competition.

Lifestyle 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Taken for a ride

The Gripe Box is a fortnightly collaboration between StarWeekend and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP).

Business 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

The importance of timing for the government's economic package

THE waiting continues. It had been widely expected that the government would announce its economic package on April 7. Instead, on that day, Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the details would be out only after the government was certain that the situation in Iraq would not warrant changes in Malaysia's economic strategies.

Business 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pace of growth to moderate

EVER since the first cruise missiles were launched at Baghdad on March 31, 2003, the prevailing economic concerns have taken a backseat.