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Business 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Finnish defence firm to set up base

Finland#8217;s largest defence company, Patria Oy, plans to set up its base in Malaysia this year, said its local agent.

Business 15 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

China FDI tops US$50b, seen higher in 2003

Foreign firms invested a record US$52.7bil in China in 2002 and may pour in even more this year, lured by cheap labour and an economy that has defied a global slowdown, economists said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rapid growth will benefit neighbours

CHINA#8217;S rapid economic upswing will offer unprecedented market opportunities for neighbouring economies in East and Southeast Asia in the coming two decades, said a senior expert with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

AseanPlus News 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

China jails 10 Indons for hijacking Thai ship

Ten Indonesians convicted of hijacking a Thai ship carrying fuel oil in 1999 have been sentenced to prison terms of 10 to 15 years by a court in southern China, a court official said Tuesday.

Business 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

China loosens rules on foreign investments

China's Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation has issued new rules to loosen restrictions on foreign investment in the country's foreign trade companies and to allow more foreign investors to set up foreign trade joint ventures in China, the I>International Business/Idaily said.

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

APEC countries meet on ways to secure trade from terrorists

Security and trade experts from the 21 members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum met Monday to discuss ways to increase security and reduce the negative economic effects of terrorism.

Lifestyle 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chinese going giddy over Yao

Four months after bursting into the NBA, Yao Ming#8217;s 2.26m build has made him one of the star-studded league#8217;s most looked up to hoopsters and singlehandedly converted millions of Chinese into basketball fans.

Business 07 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

China moves to sustain growth

China, seeking greater efficiency to keep its fast-growing economy on track, has unveiled an ambitious government revamp as parliament prepares to finalise the transition to a new generation of leaders.

AseanPlus News 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Focus on new investment areas

THE seventh China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) will be held on Sept 8 in Xiamen city in the south-eastern province of Fujian.

AseanPlus News 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gold exchange to trade on platinum

SHANGHAI Gold Exchange (SGE), China's only de facto raw gold transaction market, is expected to begin platinum trading this year.