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Business 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

M’sians advised to focus more on personal finances and investments

MALAYSIANS need to be more financially savvy by strongly focusing on their personal finances and investment prospects, according to the newly completed Financial Planning Survey conducted by Citibank Bhd and Universiti Malaya.

Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Valuecap aims to provide leadership and liquidity

IN a commentary on Nov 26 last year entitled I>Big challenges ahead for KLSE with demutualisation/I>, I noted that all participants in our capital market must play a more active role to make the KLSE a regional bourse that is innovative and internationally competitive.

Business 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Maybank signs deal to accept EPF contributions through websites

MALAYAN Banking Bhd (Maybank) has sealed an agreement with the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for the bank#039;s customers, whether individuals or companies, to make their EPF contributions through its Internet banking websites, Maybank2u.com and Maybank2e.net.

Business 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sapura's long search is finally over

SAPURA Telecommunications Bhd's (Sapura) search for a meaningful core business is finally over with its recent acquisition of a 38.56 per cent stake in Crest Petroleum Bhd, a company whose mainstay is in offshore drilling, marine installations and marine construction.

Business 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Arresting the declining dividend rate

Arresting the declining dividend rate BizWeek will run a series of articles, written by EPF's investment division, every fortnight. With funds exceeding RM190 billion, the keeper of the people's money is keen to tell its story on many pertinent issues related to investments.

Business 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

EPF plans to invest RM130mil in IT to improve service

THE Employees Provident Fund (EPF) plans to invest about RM130mil in information technology (IT) over the next three years to provide better service to its 10.3 million members and 340,000 contributing employers, said deputy chief executive officer II Rusma Ibrahim.

Business 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Priming a pump

THE government plans to pull on the pump. The objective is simple #8211; to mitigate the risks in the external environment by creating adequate domestic growth drivers.

Business 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Measures to boost economy

Observers say the economy ultimately requires a stimulus package that covers all initiatives aimed at raising government spending and private consumption.

Business 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

White knight for Long Huat

FINANCIALLY-TROUBLED Long Huat Group Bhd has found a white knight that would transform the timber-based company into a manufacturer of laminated foams and mattresses under a comprehensive debt-restructuring programme.

Business 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Life is a risk, weigh the odds

By RAJEN DEVADASON