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Business 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Marrybrown Asia outlets growing

MALAYSIA#146;S leading local fast-food firm Marrybrown Fried Chicken Sdn Bhd, which will be opening its first Marrybrown Family Restaurant in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in April, plans to open outlets in four other countries in two years.

Business 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Online applications boost for Takaful

ISLAMIC insurance provider Takaful Nasional Sdn Bhd is projecting 40% growth for its family takaful products once its online insurance applications PentaTakaful is fully implemented in July this year.

Business 17 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Uptrend expected in will services

INTEGRATED Will Services (M) Sdn Bhd (IWS), a specialist in will writing and trust services, foresee the will writing services market to be on the uptrend over the next few years in line with the increasing affluence and development of the country.

Business 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Islamic banks need new strategies

THE local Islamic banking industry needs improved methods and marketing strategies to attract more customers.

Business 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

M’sia eyes 5% halal market

MALAYSIA, in aiming to be the regional hub for I>halal/Iproducts, is targeting to satisfy at least 5% of the fast growing I>halal/Ifood market currently worth US$346.7bil worldwide, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz.

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Selling the magic of crystal

DATIN Judy Ham is a marketer and promoter of crystals. But unlike one who just buys and sells for margin sake, Ham sells her products with an enthusiasm and a brand of service quite difficult to match. And her guiding principle as she helps her client make the selection is enveloped in one simple question to herself : #147;Would I like to receive this?

Business 24 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Challenges and growth of Islamic debt markets

In the third of a series of 6 articles, economist Baljeet Kaur Grewal looks at the growth of the private debt securities market and within that niche, the growth of Islamic debt instruments.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Nasdaq bans Al-Jazeera broadcasts from trading floor

The Nasdaq stock market on Tuesday followed the lead of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in barring the Al-Jazeera Arab satellite-TV channel from using its facilities to broadcast live market reports.

Business 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

China beckons M’sian firms

MALAYSIAN construction firms have been urged to participate in international consortiums bidding for a slice of the US$21bil worth of projects for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Business 14 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

More Islamic products seen in the market

THE Islamic capital markets offer a range of products with an international appeal to suit the financial needs of issuers, but most Malaysian issuers have not bothered to venture beyond the Bai Bithaman Ajil (BBA) (deferred payment sale) type of issuance such as BBA Islamic debt issuance (BaIDS) or the Murabaha commercial paper/medium term notes programme.