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Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cautiously bullish about timber recovery

SAME time last year, timber stocks were hardly in the radar screen of investors. Now, the sector may get the break it has long waited for.

Nation 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rubberwood bound for export seized

The Selangor Customs Department seized eight 40-foot containers filled with 208 bundles of sawn rubberwood worth more than RM223,000 at Northport last week.

Nation 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Variety rules at furniture fair

From rustic, classic to contemporary, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2003 has it all to make your house a home.

Nation 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Furniture makers told to go upmarket to fend off rivals

Manufacturers have been urged to move away from the production of cheap furniture in attempts to fend off competition from countries like China and Vietnam.

Business 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Steamer Furniture sweeps three awards at MIFF2003

STEAMER Furniture Industries Sdn Bhd, a member of Pohmay Craft Sdn Bhd, stole the limelight at the I>Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2003/I(MIFF2003) Wednesday by sweeping three awards #8211; winning the gold award for furniture excellence, and also awards in the sofa and upholstered furniture and bedroom furniture categories.

Business 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hornbill Skyways to take over Vision Air

An aviation company owned by the Sarawak Government - Hornbill Skyways - will take over all of Vision Air's flights when it ceases operations at the end of this month.

Business 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

No significant impact on major local commodities

MAJOR local commodities like crude palm oil (CPO), rubber and timber will not be significantly affected by the US-led war on Iraq, except for rising concerns over the higher freight cost and insurance charges to countries near to the battle zone, industry players said.

Business 14 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Entry of Indon timber over 60 sq inches banned

MALAYSIA has banned the entry of Indonesian timber measuring more than 60 sq inches with immediate effect, Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik said in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Nation 05 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Environ group welcomes new log ban

The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), which uncovered the recent spate of illegal imports of Indonesian logs via the coastal jetties of Muar and Batu Pahat, has welcomed the Government's latest move to check the smuggling of the wood.

Nation 16 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

New demands thrown on timber industry

The timber industry must undergo a paradigm shift to counter the various challenges and stiff competition currently present in the global market.