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Business 03 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Norway sees potential inAsian market

NORWAY,the world 's largest exporter of salmon,is looking with significant interest at Asia as a market with strong growth potential,considered the second fastest growing market after Eastern Europe today.

Business 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Music giant EMI struggles to stay afloat

ON stage, the EMI Group dominated this week's Grammy Awards with five big wins by its newest star, Norah Jones. Behind the scenes, however, the debt-ravaged British music giant is scrambling to stay afloat.

Business 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

HK listings likely to decline with new shift

The number of new listings on the Hong Kong bourse, which has been flooded by small issues in the past year, is expected to decline under a plan to shift listing approval duties to the territory#8217;s securities watchdog.

Business 26 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lack of new techniques or directors in ads industry

THE 17th London International Advertising Awards 2002 (LIAA) has not produced many new techniques nor directors, said LIAA president Barbara Levy, who attributed this in part to the fact that many clients worldwide had become more cautious after the Sept 11 attacks.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

MAS – to raise or not to raise cargo fees

MAJOR regional airlines are grappling with escalating cost in their cargo operations following the onset of the war in Iraq. While most airlines have moved to pass the additional cost over to cargo customers, others have yet to do so, perhaps on the belief that the situation may not last for too long.

Business 18 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Singapore cuts 2003 growth forecast to 0.5%-2.5%

Singapore yesterday cut its official 2003 economic growth forecast to 0.5%#8211;2.5% from 2%#8211;5%, citing the impact of the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus.

Business 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

MEPS on migration to smart card

The deadline for migration to chip cards is just about two months away and yet only about a tenth of the automated teller machine (ATM) card base has been converted. In QA Datuk Mohd Hata Robant, MD Malaysian Electronic Payment System (1997) Sdn Bhd (MEPS) responds to come queries.

Business 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

MBAM: Monitor steel, cement before lifting controls

THE Master Builders Association of Malaysia (MBAM) has called on the government to ensure adequate measures are in place to monitor and regulate the steel and cement distribution network before lifting price controls on the materials.

Business 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rehda says levy to CIDB should be suspended

THE Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) has proposed that the 0.25% levy on contract value paid to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) be suspended as it has failed to fulfil its role in meeting the construction industry#039;s needs.

Business 02 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Consistent FIC policy needed for foreign house buyers

THE Real Estate and Housing Developers#039; Association Malaysia (Redha) has called for a consistent Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) policy to allow more foreigners to own properties in Malaysia.