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Business 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Economists cut Singapore growth outlook

Private sector economists here have shaved their forecasts for economic growth this year as job losses mount and an imminent Iraq war threatens to rattle the city-state's export-led recovery, according to a central bank survey.

Letters 27 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singapore stand holds no water

Singapore's official book arguing its position on buying Malaysian water is adedicated publication on how the Singapore government is right and Malaysia is wrong. Unlike Singapore's attempt to prolong the tit-for-tat exchange, Malaysia stands ready to review the terms of the water agreements based on a price considered fair to all.

Lifestyle 18 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Talk on pioneer builder

A talk on I>Wong Ah Fook and Johor Bahru: Biography, History and Heritage/Iby Datin P. Lim Pui Huen will be held this Saturday.

Lifestyle 10 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Building business alliances

Chinese business networks evolved from co-operation between dialect groups to the development of links with European firms. LOH WEI LENG tells how.

Letters 16 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

George Town, a city past and present

From TBK of Penang.

Letters 23 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Start of the Ming voyages

Chinese ships laden with precious silks and porcelain glide majestically at full mast up the Straits of Malacca as villagers watch inawe. Sampans hurriedly set off to welcome Emperor Yung-lo's most recent envoy to the Malacca Sultanate. These were thevignettes of a romantic era, writes SUHAINI AZNAM.

Letters 13 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Towards a more equal world

Nation states act to preserve and advance their own perceived interests. In a world where unequal power among nations is clearer than ever, the international community of nation states is regrouping for the greater good of its greater number.

Business 16 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rivalry among ports set to continue

WHEN it comes to transportation service, the rivalry between Malaysia and Singapore had never been apparent, until recently.

Lifestyle 09 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Cultural crossover, an amalgam of the old and the new

Penang today is very much an amalgam of the old and the new - a bustling port, a heritage city and an industrial base. Its charm also lies in its diversity and the influences of its many cultures.

Nation 05 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

KL to work with Bangkok on illegal wildlife trade

Malaysia will work with Thailand to spearhead the establishment of a regional enforcement network to combat the illegal wildlife trade that is threatening the survival of plants and wild animals.