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Business 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Passing on gift of good food

FOR hundreds of years, the richness and uniqueness of the Malaccan cuisines had remained within the four walls of the Chitty, Nyonya and Portuguese communities. It was only in the last 20 to 30 years that the Nyonyas and Portuguese opened their kitchens to the outside world, with the latter setting up restaurants mainly on the Portuguese Settlement in Ujong Pasir while the former had small stalls selling Nyonya I>laksa/Iand I>popiah/I>.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Iraq war affecting local car buyers' sentiment, said Malaysian Automotive Association

THE Iraq war has apparently affected local car buyers' sentiment to some degree, with a number of distributors of both foreign and local cars reporting slower sales of late, MAA president Aishah Ahmad said.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Higher dividend seen from Berjaya Sports Toto

RECENTLY Berjaya Sports Toto Bhd declared a second interim dividend of 5 sen per share. Barely a month ago, it had already announced a first interim of 5 sen. The recent dividend announced will go ex-div on May 29, 2003.

Business 31 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian brands have potential to go global

MALAYSIAN brands such as I>Petronas, Royal Selangor, Proton, Boh Tea/Iand I>Anchor/Ihave the potential to go global,I/I>said Reader#039;s Digest associate publisher (Asian editions) Peter Jeffrey.

Business 02 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asia fund-raising dives

Sales of new equity and equity-related securities in Asia sank nearly 60% in the first quarter this year as worries over the impact of the Iraq war on regional economies kept investors away from markets.

Business 02 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreign business news in brief

Foreign business news in brief including from San Francisco that Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) and Fujitsu Ltd are forming a new company to supply flash memory chips for cell phones and personal computers in a move to better compete with Intel Corp.

Business 03 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

GEL Capital in merger talks with PacificMas

NEGOTIATIONS on a merger between GEL Capital (M) Bhd and PacificMas Bhd, which will provide a backdoor listing for the Malaysian operations of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd have started, according to Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Bhd director and chief executive officer Alex Foong.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

A big house for three generations

THE man of the house was working in the garden. The drizzle did not deter him. Other than some palms lining the driveway and a small patch of herbs, the grounds were bare. This owner sure has a lot on his plate as the land was big enough for two pools. But he did not want a pool.

Business 09 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thong Thye to increase business

THONG Thye Groundnut Factory Sdn Bhd is hopeful of increasing its market share in the local groundnut business through product innovation and a brand image remake exercise for its I>Pagoda/Ibrand.

Business 10 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Toyota and FAW to build new China car plant

B>TOKYO:/BToyota Motor Corp, Japan#8217;s biggest automaker, said it has signed a deal to expand its alliance with Chinese counterpart First Automotive Works (FAW), including the construction of a new plant in China.