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Business 01 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Crabtree & Evelyn strengthens brand

CRABTREE Evelyn, a subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd, expects to achieve a global revenue of over US$150mil for its year ended Sept 30, 2003, said president and chief executive officer Rob Ditchfield.

Business 02 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

China denies manipulating yuan

China is not manipulating its currency and will not give in to international browbeating'' to change its foreign-exchange policy, the government's main English newspaper said Tuesday as the U.S. treasury secretary arrived for a visit.

Business 02 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Call centres boom in Asia

In the past four weeks, Sadhana Verma has picked up tips on American baseball, learnt American history and spent hours watching I>Jerry Maguire/Iand TV shows such as I>Baywatch/Iand I>Friends/I>. Verma is part of India's booming US$2.3bil-a-year back-office services industry.

Business 07 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tata to boost its cars, trucks and prime movers

Leading Indian automotive manufacturer Tata Motors Ltd, via its local distributor Scott English (M) Sdn Bhd, would be aggressively promoting its passenger cars, trucks and prime movers in Malaysia over the next two years.

Business 07 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

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Business 08 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Education sector remains hopeful

ALTHOUGH hopeful, the private education industry does not have high expectations for the upcoming budget 2004 to help boost its growth.

Business 08 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

IPDM: Venture into Asian markets

SERVICES of Malaysian interior designers are in demand overseas, particularly in China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and even Singapore. Taking the cue from this development, the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (IPDM) is strongly encouraging its members to venture to these markets.

Business 10 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

HSBC offers support to MNCs

HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd is in discussions with a number of multinational corporations (MNCs) which are interested in moving their regional operational headquarters (OHQs) to Malaysia, attracted by the recently enacted 10% concessionary tax rate and generous incentives for research and development work done locally.

Business 22 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

German agency wins account

THE simple but catchy expression I>#147;i#039;m lovin#039; it#148;, /I>which will be making its way soon into the vocabulary of McDonald#039;s 47 million daily customers worldwide, marks the first McDonald#039;s brand marketing campaign to be produced outside the US.

Business 22 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Guidebook on buying property

SHE claims to have #147;seriously negotiated#148; some 200 properties over the last 15 years. She owns about 50 properties, most of them tenanted. If these claims sound unbelievable, perhaps her newly-published book I>Property Jewels/I>, the country#039;s first guidebook on property investment is proof that action speaks louder than words.