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Nation 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Diesel, LPG price rise may be inevitable

The prices of diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) may increase between one sen and three sen in the next few months due to the price increase of the commodities in the international market.

Lifestyle 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fighting with words

RITA Gomez Biddulph was not one to let difficult situations prevent her from reaching her dreams. Overcoming financial obstacles, she worked her way to an amazing career as a journalist for Reuters and then lawyer for the UK Government. ELIZABETH TAI met her in London recently.

Business 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Amway to focus on branding and network

In an industry which is becoming increasingly competitive and is largely dictated by volume, direct sales company Amway (M) Holdings Bhd is keen to step up efforts to drive sales and this too, just three months after raising the price of its products by 3.8 per cent.

Business 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

What lies ahead for the auto sector

It was expected. Year 2002 was indeed a record-breaking year for the automobile industry. Vehicle sales grew 9.7 per cent to 434,954 units. This year too in terms of volume, most expect sales (in units) to reach an all-time high (with one or two contrarian points of view), with an estimated growth of 3.5 per cent to 4 per cent.

Nation 12 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

RM150,000 pledge for Utar construction

Oyster sauce manufacturer Lee Kum Kee has pledged to donate RM50,000 and proceeds from its One Million Bottle consumer campaign to the construction of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar).

Business 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hanoi fuel price hike takes effect

Gas stations in Hanoi reopened for business Tuesday after turning motorists away over the weekend ahead of a government-imposed price hike triggered by the looming war in Iraq.

Business 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Amway's cash hoard gives hope to special dividend

KNOWN for its dividend generosity, Amway Corp Bhd has lived up to shareholders#039; expectation yet again. In late January, Amway announced an interim dividend of 7.5 per cent for the financial year ending August 31, 2003. The ex-date is on Feb 13, 2003 while the entitlement date falls on Feb 17, 2003.

Letters 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Wife may act against ‘divorce via print’

From the Chinese Press: A fishmonger, who put a notice in the Chinese newspapers that he had divorced his wife, had been told to settle the matrimonial problem with his spouse or face the legal consequence.

Business 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

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Nation 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Effects of oil price rise under study

The Transport Ministry will study the effects of the oil price increase on industries to find ways to minimise the impact.