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Business 26 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asia markets face up to prospect of longer war

STOCK markets in Asia continued to sober up yesterday to the growing possibility that the war in Iraq would be more drawn out than initially anticipated.

Business 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asia markets rise on US euphoria

THE continued rally on the US stock market, fuelled by the belief that the American economy has been stable since the end of the Iraq war, helped boost sentiment on stock markets in Asia.

Business 08 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Funds returning to stock markets

STOCK markets in Asia climbed further yesterday as investors continued to shovel money into equities, betting that corporate earnings will start to improve from now on given the growing optimism about the global economy.

Business 18 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hopes for year-end rally fading

AS the Kuala Lumpur stock market continued its losing streak for a fifth consecutive day Wednesday, with the KLSE Composite Index (CI) shedding nearly seven points to 775, hopes of a rally to take the benchmark back above the 800 level by New Year's Eve are fading fast.

Business 08 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

eBworx: Foreign jobs to boost order book

FINANCIAL solutions company eBworx Bhd, currently bidding for various banking projects in North Asia and South-East Asia worth a total of RM120mil, expects a surge in its order books over the next few months, chief executive officer Tan Suan Fong said.

AseanPlus News 29 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Chicken sales drop in Singapore markets

B>SINGAPORE:/BSales of chicken are going down here even without any cases of the dreaded bird flu sweeping Asia, markets reported Wednesday.

Business 04 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Asia markets may face rocky ride

Asian stock markets, which climbed to multi-year highs last month, may be in for a rocky ride ahead with the outbreak of bird flu in many parts of the region and the continued weakness of the US dollar likely to erode export earnings.

Business 25 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

AXA full-year net profit triples

AXA Asia Pacific Holdings, Australia's second largest life insurer, said yesterday its annual net profit almost tripled following big one-off gains from asset sales and improving investment returns.

Business 31 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Emas Kiara gets 30 sen premium on second board debut

LOCAL geological textiles manufacturer Emas Kiara Industries Bhd made its debut on the MSEB second board yesterday at RM1.15, for a 30 sen premium on, or 35.3% rise over, its offer price of 85 sen, with 252,700 shares changing hands.

Business 02 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Heavyweight stocks pull down CI by 15 points

Heavyweight stocks tumbled, dragging the KLSE Composite Index (CI) down 1.6%, as eleventh hour window-dressing - which had reversed the benchmark index's fall on the first three days of this week - failed to materialise yesterday.