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Business 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

December CPI goes up 1.7% year-on-year

THE consumer price index (CPI) for December rose 1.7% year-on-year and was 0.2% higher than in November, the Statistics Department said.

Business 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Weekly technical analysis

THE Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) had a spectacular week amid heavy trading interest, buoyed by news that the newly established asset management firm, ValueCap Sdn Bhd, has started buying into the local equity market.

Business 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

CPI up 1.7% to 104 in January

MALAYSIA'S consumer price index (CPI) in January this year expanded by 1.7% to 104 from 102.3 in January last year, the statistics department said.

Business 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Week of gains as war goes on

Stocks rallied strongly on Friday, lifting the blue-chip Dow to its best week in more than 20 years as investors found hope for a swift end to the Iraq war in a firestorm of missiles and bombs raining on Baghdad.

Business 17 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

CPI for January to March 2003 up 1.4%

THE Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January to March 2003 increased by 1.4% to 104.1 compared with 102.7 in the same period last year, the Department of Statistics said yesterday.

Business 22 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rate cut to spur consumption

BANK Negara yesterday cut the three-month intervention rate by 50 basis points (0.5%) to 4.5% to spur domestic consumption.

Business 18 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wall Street surge lifts Asian markets

STOCK markets in Asia got a lift yesterday from the strong gains seen overnight on Wall Street after an economic report showed strength was returning to the US economy.

Business 18 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Despite SARS, China GDP still growing at hot pace

China#8217;s gross domestic product (GDP) grew a stunted 6.7% in the second quarter from a year ago #8211; the slowest pace in 12 years #8211; as the deadly SARS outbreak made a sharp but transient impact on the world#8217;s sixth biggest economy.

Business 10 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Six-day slump for Nasdaq

Blue chips ended slightly higher in quiet trading on Friday, buoyed by McDonald's Corp after it reported strong restaurant sales. But weakness in semiconductor stocks sent the technology-heavy Nasdaq down in its sixth straight losing session.

Business 14 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

July CPI up 1% year-on-year

THE consumer price index (CPI) for July rose by 1% to 104.4 from 103.4 year-on-year and by 0.2% from the month before.