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Business 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

SEC cracks down on bad reports, insider trading

US market regulators have voted to crack down on misleading financial reports by corporations and on insider sales of company stock by managers when rank-and-file workers are locked out of the market.

Business 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

CEOs optimistic but cautious about outlook

LAST year saw some dramatic and aggressive changes in corporate behaviour among life insurance players, with many setting high sales targets on marketing personnel.

Business 26 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Transfer pricing now a key issue

TRANSFER pricing will be a more prominent issue now with the end of the tax holiday for companies that had enjoyed the incentive under their pioneer status, Deloitte Ka-ssimChan Tax Services Sdn Bhd executive director Michael Loh told I>StarBiz/Iduring a recent interview in Petaling Jaya.

Business 07 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

A robust heart and a soul that is true


Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Of options and rewards

THE remaking of Malaysia Inc is set to take another crucial step #150; the introduction of share option schemes for senior managers of government-controlled companies. It is a logical move. The owner-manager model is out of favour. Instead, professional managers are brought in to run (and in some cases, turn around) these companies. Question is, what do you do to ensure that these professional managers are motivated to do well?

Business 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

North, South American CEOs upbeat about growth

The spectre of a US war on Iraq and terrorism has not daunted most chief executive officers, with North American and South American CEOs more confident about revenue growth than counterparts in Europe and Asia, a study revealed.

Business 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Private matters

BOUSTEAD Holdings Bhd has joined the growing list of parent corporations eager to convert their listed subsidiaries into wholly-owned entities.

Business 02 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Special powers key to the success of Danaharta

CRITICS did not doubt the need for such special legislation as the Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad Act 1998, which became law on Sept 1, 1998.

Business 16 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Making revenue assurance work

Lin Fook Sing of Accenture takes a closer look at the critical success factors of revenue assurance function, the significance of garnering senior executive support, as well as looks ahead to future challengs.

Business 24 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Experts: Tough economic times turning Japanese managers into workplace bullies

Staffing a hotline for victims of abusive bosses, Yasuko Okada has heard it all - from complaints about one manager who would communicate only by e-mail with an employee he disliked to another who kicked, slapped and ridiculed a worker in front of clients.