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Business 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

How high can it go?

ASK around.It is a foregone conclusion that the local stock market is currently not too far off its lowest ebb. The mostpertinent question is how high can the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (CI)go in 2003?

Business 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

China central bank takes heat off yuan

China#8217;s central bank reined in a fresh bout of speculation on a possible appreciation of the yuan yesterday, although analysts expect the let-up to be brief.

Business 10 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Property sector needs a boost

A FURTHER decline in rental values in the office and retail sub-sectors and increasing construction cost in the property sector are among the trends expected this year, according to a survey by international property consultancy C.H. Williams Talhar and Wong (WTW).

Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Commercial real estate for individuals

The country#8217;s demographics are changing and this results in investment opportunities emerging through demographic trends.

Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The young Turk

AHMET Okumus knew that he wanted to be a money manager the moment he made his first trade at Istanbul's new stock exchange in 1987 #8211; when he was 17.

Business 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

New waves in IT gadgets

MAJOR manufacturers of mobile phones, handhelds, notebooks and printers are optimistic of the IT gadgets market growth but have mixed feelings about fierce competition from Chinese brands.

Business 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Things look up for Sime Darby

SIME Darby Bhd, Malaysia's oldest conglomerate, with very diversified interest, can look forward to another good year ahead.

Business 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Using downturn to reshape businesses

#147;IF it is hurting, then it must be working.#148; Conventional wisdom dictates that in today#146;s period of economic uncertainty, a company pulls in its sails and sits tight to see through the coming storm.

Business 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ken Holdings seeks more land, eyes first deal by Q1

KEN Holdings Bhd plans to acquire more land in the Klang Valley, and expects to conclude one such deal in the first quarter of this year.