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Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Revamping NSTP

FOR the company that was once the leader in the print media industry, the past few years have not exactly been smooth sailing.

Business 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Preference for bonds over equities

In the first of a monthly series of six articles on the economy and bond market, Asembankers looks at why there is now a preference for bonds over equity.

Business 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fall in stockpile propels US light crude to 28-month high

A SHARP fall in America#039;s crude oil stockpile to its lowest level since October 1975 sent the price of US light crude to a 28-month high of US$36.20 a barrel yesterday.

Business 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

GD Express' priority on quality service

THE courier business may not exactly be classified as one of the more popular business ventures to get into. In fact, ask most people what they think of it as a business, and you would probably get some vague answer, telling you how it should be left to those in the transportation fraternity, ? not to be ventured into unless you know the industry fairly well.

Business 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

The fund's (EPF) conundrum

EPF is under pressure to preserve capital yet enhance reutrns. The choices, though, are frustratingly few.

Business 14 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Shift to letters of credit seen in the event of war

A BIG shift towards the use of confirmed letters of credit (LCs) is expected to occur in the event of a war between the United States and Iraq, ABN Amro Bank#146;s vice-president Gary Collyer said.

Business 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

PCCW expected to report 2002 loss on heavy charges

Hong Kong's dominant phone company PCCW Ltd, facing a shrinking share of a weak local market, is expected to report a net loss for 2002 on heavy one-off charges, and analysts say prospects are dim for significant near-term revenue growth.

Business 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Not for the faint-hearted, these bottom-fishers


Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lion takes a bold move forward

ASK the bankers. They will tell you this about Tan Sri William Cheng. He is a staunch advocate of the rule that every sen borrowed must be repaid.

Business 02 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asia fund-raising dives

Sales of new equity and equity-related securities in Asia sank nearly 60% in the first quarter this year as worries over the impact of the Iraq war on regional economies kept investors away from markets.