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Business 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Poor market spoils CITIG Securities' debut

Shares of CITIC Securities Co Ltd, the first brokerage to go public in mainland China, made a limp market debut yesterday, boding ill for future fund-raisings by a struggling Chinese securities industry.

Business 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Empty vessels make the most noise


Business 07 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

A robust heart and a soul that is true


Business 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Playing the role of watchdogs

The Enron scandal and then the saga of WorldCom have dented our perception of accountants as straight-laced, 'by the book' individuals. And that's just among the general public.

Business 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Laziness leads to carelessness


Business 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Allianz wins licence for Chinese fund venture

Allianz AG of Germany has won a licence to set up a 100 million yuan (US$12mil) venture to manage Chinese investors#8217; funds, allowing it to launch its effort to tap US$1.2 trillion in savings.

Business 17 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

ASA appoints new chairman

THE Advertising Standards Authority of Malaysia (ASA) has appointed former judicial officer Datuk Shaik Daud Ismail as its chairman with effect from Jan 1 this year.

Business 03 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Most US firms to expand in Asia

ABOUT three-fourths of US businesses in a Gallup poll expect to expand in Asia this year, spelling growing confidence for the world#039;s fastest growing region even as it continues to battle the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak.

Business 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

India to join ranks of developed countries by 2020

India's finance minister predicted his country would experience explosive growth'' and become a developed economy by 2020 because of its creativity.

Business 03 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

After scandals, G8 seeks wider accounting rules

Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) world powers yesterday restated pledges to crack down on financial crime and called for globally recognised accounting standards to prevent more corporate scandals in their backyards.