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Business 13 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Others may follow CalPERS’ return

FUND managers are confident that the return of CalPERS to Malaysia, should it decide to do so at its meeting next week, will boost the KLSE and may encourage other large global investment funds to consider Malaysia in their investment horizons. Current geopolitical concerns, however, could cloud the issue in the short term, they said.

Business 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tesco looks at concept of value

RETAILING in today's economy may be a tough business, what with the intense competition and price war among players. In terms of growth, the retail business seems to have reached saturation point. Nevertheless, this spectre has not put off Tesco Stores (M) Sdn Bhd.

Business 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

CalPERS’ exclusion of Malaysia seen as a minor setback

THE California Public Employees' Retirement System's (CalPERS) decision to leave Malaysia out of its list of emerging markets to invest in is seen as only a minor setback for the KLSE.

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Selling the magic of crystal

DATIN Judy Ham is a marketer and promoter of crystals. But unlike one who just buys and sells for margin sake, Ham sells her products with an enthusiasm and a brand of service quite difficult to match. And her guiding principle as she helps her client make the selection is enveloped in one simple question to herself : #147;Would I like to receive this?

Business 19 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bufori seeks to assemble cars abroad

ENCOURAGED by the overwhelming response to its latest model, I>Mk III Lajoya,/IBufori Motor Car Company (M) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia#039;s manufacturer of handcrafted sports car, has big plans to expand its assembly operation overseas.

Business 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ace Canning upbeat on higher growth rate

ACE Canning Corp Sdn Bhd (ACCSB), one of the two largest players in the local market for soya bean packaged drinks is optimistic of beating its average annual growth rate of 20% with its planned foray into new markets with new products, especially premium soya milk products, ACCSB marketing manager Paul Lim told I>StarBiz/Iduring an interview.

Business 22 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

McDonald’s begins new brand image

HOT on its pursuit to revitalise its brand image, McDonald's Corp has embarked on a the new campaign to further strengthen and expand its market share amidst the highly competitive fast food service retailing industry.

Business 26 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Higher sales in store for McDonald’s

GOLDEN Arches Restaurants Sdn Bhd, the local operator of McDonald's restaurants, plans to double sales in four years, leveraging on its just launched three-year 'i'm lovin' it' campaign and the opening of more outlets, said executive vice-president Ng Su Onn.

Business 16 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Big returns from new venture: Poly Tower

PLASTIC bag manufacturer Poly Tower Ventures Bhd (PTV) expects its recent foray into the manufacture of biodegradable plastic bags and recycled plastic bags to have a significant impact on the company#039;s bottom line in the near future.

Business 12 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Poly Tower expanding overseas to meet demand

POLY Tower Ventures Bhd, an integrated plastic bag and film manufacturer, plans to open a sales office in New York and appoint an agent in Angola, Africa.