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Business 30 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Property scene in Vietnam still good

The Vietnamese economy is going through a tough period with high inflation, a poorly performing stock market and a depreciating currency but Malaysian investors there are not unduly worried at the moment.

Business 17 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Firms look for sizeable markets overseas

DESPITE the brewing uncertainties in the regional and global financial markets, local manufacturing and construction players are still upbeat about their prospects overseas.

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.

Business 26 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

The future of gloves

Share prices of glove companies fared poorly this year, underperforming those of quality stocks. There are several areas of concern for investors in this sector.

Business 20 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Top Glove net profit up 31% to RM103mil

Top Glove Corp Bhd, the world's largest rubber glove manufacturer, said its net profit for the year ended Aug 31 increased 31% to RM102.9mil from RM78.4mil the previous year.

Business 20 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM


Business 22 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Tough decision on proposal to hike gas price

A cabinet committee chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will on Monday decide on Petroliam Nasional Bhd's (Petronas) proposal to raise gas prices.

World 19 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Stick up? Aussie burglar prefers sex games to loot

SYDNEY (Reuters) - It was a stick up of a different kind for one Australian burglar, who broke into a neighbour's house and played sex games in the bathroom with a bottle of toilet detergent and a vacuum cleaner.

Business 29 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

AKN Technology recovers with RM3.5m profit

AKN Technology Bhd (AKN Tech), formerly an electronics lead frame manufacturer, successfully changed its core business to the production of coating chemicals for glove makers, enabling it to post markedly higher earnings.

Business 27 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Kossan on expansion trail

KOSSAN Rubber Industries Bhd will allocate about RM50mil in capital expenditure (capex) over the next three years as part of the group's aggressive expansion plan.