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Business 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Blue chip stocks take a dip

Blue chips slipped on Friday, falling over a weak earnings forecast from the world's No. 1 home-improvement retailer Home Depot Inc, but the Nasdaq managed to eke out a tiny gain, extending its 2003 rally for a second day.

Business 24 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hume saves the best for late 2002

OVER the past two years, Hume Industries (M) Bhd has seen a lot of corporate activity that has resulted in its share base expanding and shareholders being richly rewarded.

Business 24 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

TI posts quarterly loss on write-downs

Texas Instruments Inc (TI), the top maker of semiconductors for cell phones, has posted a fourth-quarter net loss after a large investment write-down, but otherwise beat expectations with strong sales of chips for wireless handsets.

Nation 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Feb 26 hearing of suit by 348 workers

A Labour Court here has fixed Feb 26 to hear the claim of 348 workers who are seeking compensation totalling RM13.8mil from Infineon Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd, a semi-conductor company.

Business 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

GDP growth of 4.2% last year

THE Malaysian economy grew at 4.2% last year after registering 5.6% growth during the final quarter of the year, meeting official expectations that full-year 2002 GDP growth would come in at between 4% and 5%.

Business 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

US electronics firms in Malaysia expect 10% growth

AMERICAN electronics companies in Malaysia expect sales to grow as much as 10% this year, helped by increased spending on computers, disk drives and other computer-related equipment, an industry group said.

Business 12 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Local tech stocks feel Nasdaq pain

THE Nasdaq at 5,000 about three years ago is a bittersweet memory of heady times when investors were prepared to pay huge sums of money for over-inflated stocks.

Business 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Potential sales orders of RM6.6mil recorded in Fukuoka

Members of the Malaysian trade and investment mission to Japan have posted potential sales orders of about RM6.6mil during their visit to Fukuoka on March 14.

Business 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

This is not your father's wartime investing strategy

INVESTING for wartime turned out to be a relatively simple matter during World War II: You bought stocks of the industrial companies that were helping to produce the war machine.

Business 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Export markets more diversified, stronger trade links with China

MALAYSIA'S export markets were further diversified by 3% in 2002, with trade links with China particularly pronounced.