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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

Fighting the Bears

Will it hurt to look at the stock market in 2003? What are the stocks worth putting your money in?

Letters

Fear itself the only thing to fear

In its year economic estimate, the World Bank warned that there was a great risk of global economic stagnation.

Business

Swiss Re: US$40b global insurance losses last year

NATURAL and man-made catastrophes in 2002 caused economic losses estimated at US$40bil worldwide, of which the insurance industry was liable for around US$12bil, according to preliminary estimates derived from Swiss Reinsurance Company (Swiss Re) I>sigma/Ireport.

Lifestyle

Bank policy

IN SOME parts of the world, or so I#8217;ve seen in the movies, the national postal system will distribute posters to its branches with a picture of a hardened criminal and a caption that reads: #8220;Dangerous. Avoid this person.#8221;

Business

US dollar drops further

WAR fears and uncertainties over the health of the US economy continued to apply downward pressure on the US dollar, sending it to a three-year low against the euro and a four-month low against the yen yesterday.

Business

Arresting the declining dividend rate

Arresting the declining dividend rate BizWeek will run a series of articles, written by EPF's investment division, every fortnight. With funds exceeding RM190 billion, the keeper of the people's money is keen to tell its story on many pertinent issues related to investments.

Health

Drugstore 2003: A preview of what’s to come

A wheelchair that climbs stairs and a little pill camera that takes pictures inside the intestine. Even the most astute prognosticator probably would not have predicted what had occurred in 2002. Perhaps 2003 will bring even bigger surprises inhealthcare, write JANE E. ALLEN and LINDA MARSA.

Lifestyle

Drugstore 2003: A preview of what’s to come

A wheelchair that climbs stairs and a little pill camera that takes pictures inside the intestine. Even the most astute prognosticator probably would not have predicted what had occurred in 2002. Perhaps 2003 will bring even bigger surprises inhealthcare, write JANE E. ALLEN and LINDA MARSA.

Business

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.