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Business 02 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Which sectors to benefit?

THE bad times will end. It is just a matter of when. It is hard to mark that date on our calendars as recent economic data keep presenting a mixture of horrific tales (of more challenges to come) and hopeful signs (that the worst is over and recovery could be sooner than expected).

Business 02 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

House picks

Stock picking can be a mighty tricky task, and more so, when the markets arevolatile. But with expectations that equities may be oversold and a recoverymay be in the offing, it is hard to resist scouring for gems with the hope thatone can reap handsome gains upon a recovery. StarBizWeek offered fiveanalysts the chance to name their top two stock picks.

Business 20 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong leads the pack in Asian stock market surge

PETALING JAYA: Since the beginning of March this year, global equity markets have experienced what experts are still divided on whether to call a bear market rally or the start of a bull run.

Business 16 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

MAS in discussions on salary cuts

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines (MAS), which posted disappointing results for its first quarter ended March 31, is looking at various areas to further reduce costs, executive director and chief financial officer Tengku Azmil Zahruddin said.

Business 08 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

UMW confident of another contract for it's oil rig

PETALING JAYA: UMW Holdings Bhd is confident of securing a new contract for its jack-up drilling rig, Naga 2, to replace the US$170mil contract that was terminated by PCPP Operating Co Sdn Bhd recently, said president and chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Halim Harun.

Business 17 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Break in CPO, crude oil link in few instances

PETALING JAYA: Crude palm oil (CPO) price is generally still tracking crude oil price but may have decoupled in certain instances due to demand and supply as well as market forces, say analysts.

Business 28 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Mideast earnings for UMW next year

PETALING JAYA: UMW Holdings Bhd expects its maiden acquisition of an onshore oil rig company in Oman to start contributing to earnings by the first half of next year, said president and chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Halim Harun.

Business 22 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Dialog focusing on recurring-income ops

PETALING JAYA: Dialog Group Bhd aims to focus on businesses that provide recurring and long-term sustainable income to ensure stable growth in the future, said chairman and group managing director Ngau Boon Keat.

Business 26 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Analysts cautious on PetGas earnings growth

PETALING JAYA:b/b>Analysts are cautious on the earnings growth potential of Petronas Gas Bhd (PetGas) going forward as the company negotiates a fourth gasb/b>processing transmission agreement (GPTA) with parent company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), and as the group faces a weaker outlook in the natural gas sector amid higher operating costs.

Business 28 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Trading volume down on waning interest

PETALING JAYA: Trading volume on Bursa Malaysia yesterday fell to its second lowest level since March, amid waning interest from investors to chase up pricey stocks as the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KL Composite Index (FBM KLCI) heads into its fifth month of straight gains.