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Business 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

HK announces US$1.5b SARS relief package

B>HONG KONG:/BThe Hong Kong government unveiled yesterday a HK$11.8bil emergency economic package to ease the impact of the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus, offering loan guarantees and lower rents for hard-hit businesses.

Business 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Airline and travel-related stocks lead rally in Asian markets

ASIAN stock markets rose yesterday, buoyed by the overnight rally on Wall Street on robust US company earnings and indications that the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak may be easing.

Business 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Harrods (not at any price) up for grabs

By Tan Kah Peng

Business 18 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Impact of SARS on long-term growth in China and East Asia to be minimal

THE outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the region will have minimal impact on the long-term growth prospects of China and the East Asian region, a China expert said in an interview yesterday.

Business 24 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cathay Pacific to resume 90% of usual schedule in August

Cathay Pacific Airways said Tuesday it will resume 90 percent of its flight schedule by August and restore all of its services in September as it works to recover from the traffic slowdown caused by the SARS crisis.

Business 01 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreign insurance news in brief

Foreign insurance news in brief including from Singapore that Standard Poor's Ratings Services has assigned I>BBB+/Ilocal currency counter-party credit and insurer financial strength ratings to Thai Life Insurance Co Ltd, with a stable outlook.

Business 11 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS to cut about 1 percentage point from East Asian growth

The impact of the SARS epidemic would cut up to 1 percentage point off economic growth in East Asia this year, Australia's Treasury Department said in a report Friday.

Business 12 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Philips counting on medical systems sales

ROYAL Philips Electronics, one of the world#146;s biggest electronics companies, believes that medical systems will become its fastest growing market segment, said Jan P. Oosterveld, a member of the group#146;s management committee.

Business 30 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Amanputra package deal unveiled

THE developer of Amanputra project in Sepang has teamed up with ING Insurance Bhd, State Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd and Integrated Will Services (M) Sdn Bhd, to provide a package that allows purchasers of properties in phase 3A of the project to enjoy good returns on their investment.

Business 01 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

RM12b insurance plan for RealRewards VIP members

ELECTRONIC Commerce Technology Sdn Bhd, the manager of consumer benefits programme I>RealRewards/I>, has signed an agreement with American International Assurance Co Ltd (AIA) and American Home Assurance Company Malaysia (AHA) to provide a RM12bil group insurance protection plan for its I>VIP/Iand I>VVIP/Icard members.