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Business 01 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Optimistic mood in IT industry

OUR CEO OUTLOOK 2003 today features the Malaysia-based CEOs of three of the largest IT corporations #8211; Datuk Wong Siew Hai of Intel Corp, Khatijah Shah of SAP, and T.F. CHONG of Hewlett-Packard (HP). The three CEOs are looking forward to 2003 as they expect a pickup in the world economy will boost spending on IT.

Business 01 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Global markets to be driven by geopolitics in short term

The first part yesterday of the roundtable discussions dwelt on the KLSE#8217;s lacklustre performance for 2002, and the factors contributing to its weakness. The concluding part talks about the market#8217;s probable outlook for this year, given the looming prospect of war in Iraq.

Business 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

A promising year lies ahead

CEOS believe Malaysia will do well in 2003 despite uncertainties for the global economy.

Business 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wooing China, Mid-East tourists

TODAY'S CEO OUTLOOK 2003 features two CEOs in the hotel sector and one in the information technology (IT) industry

Business 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Need for life insurance

As long as you have dependants whom you care for, you need life insurance at least until you grow rich enough to be self-insured, writes RAJEN DEVADASON.

Business 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Single-digit growth for consumer sector

THE consumer sector, especially the food and beverage (FB) sub-sector, is anticipated to show single-digit growth for 2003 in line with the projected gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the year even though the health and growth of the consumer sector is really dependent on a whole host of factors, ranging from world commodity prices to local consumer spending habits.

Business 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

KPJ caps new spending

PRIVATE healthcare services provider KPJ Healthcare Bhd will in future keep its budget for new hospitals within a RM100mil limit.

Business 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lessons on giving reality a twist

A LITTLE over a month ago, the chief creative officer of Lowe Partners Worldwide, Adrian Holmes, was in the city to give a back-to-basics talk titled I>Thinking Inside the Box/I>.

Business 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

HK plans to raise taxes and trim civil service

Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa announced yesterday plans to increase taxes, cut the size of the civil service and slash the pay of top officials in a bid to wipe out the territory#8217;s growing fiscal deficit.

Business 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fierce debate on Bush plan

A fierce debate has erupted among economists over whether the stimulus and tax-cut package unveiled overnight by President George W. Bush is the tonic needed for an ailing US economy or simply a giveaway to the rich.