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Business 24 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Foreign business news in brief

News briefs, including from Hong Kong that Kerry Properties Ltd, a Hong Kong-based builder controlled by the family of Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok, said its first-half profit more than doubled as it sold more apartments and revalued investment properties.

Business 24 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Criteria for sustainable palm oil finalised

THE Criteria Working Group (CWG) under the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) initiative has finalised the principles and criteria (Pamp;C) for verifying sustainable palm oil production worldwide.

Letters 20 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Anti-climax at the UN summit

The hopes that last week's United Nations Summit of 149 political heads would reform the UN and give a boost to development were mainly unfulfilled. There were a few advances, but too few to offset what was omitted.

Business 19 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Timber firms see more exports to Japan

THE land of the rising sun will be an increasingly important export destination for Malaysian goods, particularly for timber and plywood, semiconductors, liquefied natural gas and petroleum products.

Business 19 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

The need for more private equity funds

Bursa is strewn with numerous undervalued stocks that need to be awakened from their slumber. Private equity funds can bring up the values in such stocks.

Business 19 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Demand for property to last at least three years

THE sustainability of a property market is dependent on the economics of supply and demand. If demand exceeds supply, prices will go up, but once supply catches up, price correction will set in and the cycle will move into a lower gear.

Community 14 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Nasi lemak event, back

The Best Nasi Lemak event, which made a huge impact on nasi lemak lovers three years ago at the Help Us Help Them charity food fair and dinner in Bukit Kiara, is back!

Community 12 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Phasing in of certified workers to start in 2007

The phasing in of trained and certified workers for the logging industry in Sarawak will begin in 2007.

Business 11 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Taiwan's newly privatized Chunghwa Telecom struggles to live up to expectations

Privatization has freed Chunghwa Telecom Ltd. from some political constraints, but Taiwan's largest telecom operator still has to show it can use its freedom effectively in an increasingly competitive market.

Community 08 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Food carnival to fund IT projects

IN a technology-dominated era where computer literacy is the right of every child, it is not so easy for orphans to have computer access and be tech-savvy.