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Business 08 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Consumers more cautious in spending

THE more frequent and pronounced swings in recent years in the economy has led to consumers turning more cautious in their spending behaviour, even though the net worth of households continues to hold up. Interestingly, household deposits also continue to increase despite the low interest rate environment.

Business 08 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

June rate cut expectations pressure the US dollar

RISING expectations of a cut in US interest rates next month, following the Federal Reserves' warning of a possible weakening in the US economy, have exerted further pressure on the US dollar.

Business 07 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

The need to spur spending

IF there#039;s one certainty about the forthcoming economic stimulus package, it#039;s this: the government will need to come up with a tremendous formula to spur consumer spending.

Business 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Private banking makes headway

PRIVATE banking, once viewed as the domain of global banks and those tucked in Switzerland, is set to capture a slice of the diversified market in Malaysia#039;s financial services scene.

Business 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Analysis shows interest-rate futures momentum is positive

MDEX Interest-rate futures. A weekly column by G.M. Teoh.

Business 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Prices of Alor Star houses expected to rise

THE selling prices of terraced and semi-detached houses priced below RM150,000 in Alor Star and Sungai Petani are expected to increase slightly this year.

Business 01 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Euro, Aussie gain against greenback

THE euro and the Australian dollar continued to strengthen against the US dollar yesterday as investment money looked for better-yield assets. In early London trade, the euro hit a four-year high of US$1.1073, and the Aussie a three-year high of 62.19 US cents.

Business 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

China Merchants Bank Q1 net profit up 65%

China Merchants Bank, the biggest of four mainland-listed banks, reported yesterday a 65% year-on-year surge in net profit for the first quarter, thanks to a boom in its deposits and lending businesses.

Business 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Futures immediate momentum bearish

MDEX Interest-rate futures. A weekly column by G.M. Teoh.

Business 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

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