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Nation 28 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Q4 gets boost from robust consumer spending and investment

Malaysia's economy grewstrongly by 7.3% in the fourth quarter last year, beating an average forecast growth of 6.5% by most economists.

Business 27 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Public Bank aims to maintain loan growth

Public Bank Bhd, the country's second largest lender, aims to maintain double-digit loan growth this year.

World 26 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Suicide bomber kills 8 in Iraq bus attack

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a bus on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as the vehicle stopped at a checkpoint near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, security officials said.

Business 25 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

REITs confident of 6% growth

MOST real estate investment trust (REIT) managers are confident that the Malaysian REIT industry will remain resilient and a minimum yield of 6% is achievable this year despite a looming recession in the United States.

Business 25 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Corporate earnings remain on uptrend

Prospects of strong corporate earnings growth in Malaysia this year remains brightpartly because some sectors are insulated from the impact of the US economicdownturn. Fund managers, analysts and companies surveyed by StarBiz agreecorporate earnings growth will remain in positive territory in the next two years despitethe volatile global market and uncertain economic outlook.

Other Sport 25 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Spurs win first trophy in eight years

Jonathan Woodgate's extra-time header settled a pulsating League Cup final yesterday as Tottenham came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 and claim their first trophy in eight years.

Business 21 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Maybank Q2 profit at RM731m

Malayan Banking Bhd's (Maybank) net profit fell 7.7% for the second quarter ended Dec 31, 2007 as higher loan growth failed to offset lower income from investments and losses from trading activities.

Business 18 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Merging with emerging markets

While Asian companies seek a partial de-coupling from the US economy, those that have re-coupled with emerging markets will be able to drive revenue growth. US companies themselves do not want to be de-coupled from Asia.

Business 13 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Bursa to gain from safe haven status

Bursa Malaysia stands to gain as a 'safe haven' at a time when the US and the global economies are headed for a slowdown.

Community 12 Feb 2008 | 12:00 AM

Carnival expected to draw 100,000

THE three-day Rukun Ne- gara Carnival to be held next Friday is expected to draw 100,000 visitors, with over 15,000 visitors expected on the first day.