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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.

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.

Business 19 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lingui sees higher timber demand

LINGUI Developments Bhd, which has bought Samling Plywood (Miri) Sdn Bhd to boost its timber resources, expects the demand for timber products to continue improving especially from Japan, in line with the global economic recovery.

Business 19 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

STIDC: Use Sarawak motifs in furniture

LOCAL furniture makers should make use of Sarawak motifs in the design of their products, said Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corp (STIDC) general manager Len Talif Salleh.

Business 15 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Jova to grow market share

JOVA Industries Sdn Bhd, the only saw chain manufacturer in Asia-Pacific, aims to increase its share of the local saw chain market to 20% from 10%, business operations director B.K. Wong said.

Business 03 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Furniture makers urged to improve price competitiveness

MALAYSIAN furniture manufacturers should take steps to increase the price-competitiveness of their products if they want to remain a major force in the international market, South African businessman Franz Tieber said.

Business 06 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Timber stocks snap out of decade-long slumber

AFTER a lull of more than 10 years, timber stocks have suddenly come alive in the past few days. This follows the re-rating upwards by some research houses of the earnings of local timber companies as timber prices continued to recover.