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Health

Generic drugs cost more

PRICES of generic drugs are rising almost twice as rapidly as prices of brand-name drugs, even as many insurers and the Bush administration are pressing Americans to switch in the name of saving money.

Business

Titan committed to growth in Malaysia

TITAN Petrochemical Polymers Bhd is fully committed to the development of the Malaysian petrochemical industry.

Health

The next breast thing

Want bigger breasts without the fuss of surgery? The makers of the new non-surgical Brava system claim that its suction-bra can boost your bust by as much as a cup size in a little over two months. REENA GURBAKSH finds out how.

Letters

Fear itself the only thing to fear

In its year economic estimate, the World Bank warned that there was a great risk of global economic stagnation.

Letters

Banking on a better deal for the people

Banking services in the country are due for some renovations, a move spearheaded by Bank Negara Malaysia. The Service Quality Index, slated for introduction in the coming months, will streamline efforts to improve the performance of the country#8217;s financial services sector.

Business

Smaller companies head to Asia for investments

Apart from the large investments abroad that have made headline news such as the acquisition of Unilever group assets by IOI Corp Bhd and Wessex Water by YTL Power International Bhd, there were also many companies with smaller market capitalisation which crossed the border last year.

Lifestyle

Rice bank to the rescue

A SPECIAL kind of bank in Manila is keeping rice bowls full in Asia, writes P. PARAMESWARAN.

AseanPlus News

Survey: Majority satisfied with life

THE MAJORITY of Chinese people were satisfied with their lives in 2002, according to a survey.

Business

Siemens CEO on two-day business visit to Malaysia

THE president and CEO of Siemens AG, Dr Heinrich von Pierer, arrived in Kuala Lumpur yesterday for a two-day visit during which he will have discussions with Malaysian government officials and businessmen on economic issues and possible joint ventures.

Business

Petronas PVC plant aims to double output

PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd#039;s (Petronas) US$70mil polyvinyl chloride (PVC) joint-venture plant in Vietnam hopes to double its production capacity to 200,000 tonnes per year (MTPA) in the near future from 100,000 initially.