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Fighting the Bears

Will it hurt to look at the stock market in 2003? What are the stocks worth putting your money in?


Valuecap to boost market efficiency

Asset management company Valuecap Sdn Bhd was launched a week ago. Before one could say V-a-l-u-e-c-a-p, investors, and foreign funds came swooping in to the market to buy undervalued stocks. As the rush continued over the week, major corporate announcements were announced, turning a once sagging market into a bustle.


WPP hopeful of recovery by next year

WPP Group Plc expects another bleak year as advertisers nervously ponder the drumbeat of war and economic slowdown, but the world#8217;s biggest advertising group is sticking by hopes for a recovery in 2004.


Stand-up shareholders

WHEN stock prices soared in the late 1990s, shareholders were mostly a complacent lot. But a raft of corporate scandals that battered portfolios and investor confidence has led to increased shareholder activism.


Japan insurers face woes on promised returns

When Japanese life insurers were selling their products a decade ago, they reckoned they could easily earn 5% or more a year on their investments to make the payouts they guaranteed to policyholders.


Getting to know more about the Carlyle Group

IT was Dwight D. Eisenhower who, upon leaving the office of the president in 1961, coined the phrase I>Iron Triangle /I>andI/I>warned against the dangers of a #147;military industrial complex,#148; and the #147;grave implications#148; of the #147;conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry.#148;


Managing success is Pak Lah’s business

THE business community, reading the speech of Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to the Umno Youth, Wanita and Puteri on Tuesday, can be forgiven if it is disappointed and surprised that the Deputy Prime Minister had hardly devoted any attention to the economy and business.


Finally, a nice little party going on the KLSE

It looks like, finally, we are seeing a nice little party on the KLSE.


KN Kenaga: Big upside for CI next year

STOCKBROKING firm Kamp;N Kenaga Bhd sees significant upside for the KLSE Composite Index by next year in view of better corporate earnings.


ADB: Asian GDP to rise next year

Asia's economies have largely shrugged off the impact of SARS and are on course to post stronger growth next year, but investment is set to remain subdued due to a rash of upcoming elections and some structural obstacles, the Asia Development Bank (ADB) said yesterday.