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Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Vivendi posts record loss in French history

Debt-laden Vivendi Universal has posted the biggest loss in French corporate history and confirmed it is in talks to ditch its US show business assets as part of its turnaround efforts.

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Two S'pore firms vie for US$1b Brazil rig jobs

Two major Singapore engineering companies say they will bid for Brazilian oil platform contracts worth up to US$1bil despite new rules in the South American country that require high levels of domestic involvement.

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Govt may issue RM18bil bonds

MALAYSIA may sell up to RM18bil of government bonds this year to help fund its pump-priming measures, according to Rating Agency Malaysia Bhd (RAM).

Business 10 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

CPO likely in for congestion trade

Forecasting Price Trends: A weekly column by G.M. Teoh on Crude Palm Oil, Soyoil, Cocoa and Cash-Tin.

Business 10 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM


Kathy Fong writes on Jaya Jusco, IOI Corp, Landmarks, CSA, Tien Wah Press.

Business 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

US electronics firms in Malaysia expect 10% growth

AMERICAN electronics companies in Malaysia expect sales to grow as much as 10% this year, helped by increased spending on computers, disk drives and other computer-related equipment, an industry group said.

Business 12 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sagging US economy may force rate cut

The US Federal Reserve may soon be forced to cut interest rates again, driving them to the lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower was president, amid fears that the shaky American economy is about to fall back into recession.

Business 12 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

IMF sees long Iraq war slashing world growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees a long war in Iraq cutting global economic growth by as much as two percentage points from a revised 2003 forecast of 3.3%, German business daily I>Handelsblatt /I>reported yesterday.

Business 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

North, South American CEOs upbeat about growth

The spectre of a US war on Iraq and terrorism has not daunted most chief executive officers, with North American and South American CEOs more confident about revenue growth than counterparts in Europe and Asia, a study revealed.

Business 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Publisher seeking Asian authors

DO THEY or don#8217;t they? The question was perhaps an inevitable one, and there are few more eminently suited to answering it. #8220;Yes, they do,#8221; replied Nick Wallwork, editor (Asia) of publishing house John Wiley Sons, without hesitation. #8220;People judge a book by its cover.#8221;