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Business 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

MRA boss: Leverage on retail tech

LOCAL retailers must leverage on retail technology for their survival and to remain competitive following the entry of foreign hypermarkets into Malaysia#146;s lucrative retail sector, the Malaysian Retailers Association (MRA) president Ramli Idris said.

Business 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

TPPT’s RM1bil property projects

DESPITE its low-profile status, property developer TPPT Sdn Bhd has successfully completed notable property projects worth more than RM1bil, mainly in Selangor, Johor, Penang and Sabah over the past 12 years.

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 07 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Smart card market on an uptrend

BANKING and retail applications for the smart card market in Malaysia is on an upward trend. According to a recent study by Frost and Sullivan in 2000, banking and retail applications accounted for 2.4% of total smart card shipment by application and this is expected to grow to 6.2% by 2004.

Business 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

The Store likely to open 2 more outlets in Malaysia this year

THE Store Corp Bhd expects to open 1 or 2 more outlets this year, most likely in the east coast or the southern region of the peninsula, according to group finance director Chang Yen Huei.

Business 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Better outlook seen in residential, auto sectors

A BETTER outlook is expected in the residential property and automotive sectors in the short-term, the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) said in its 4th quarter Sectoral Survey conducted recently.

Business 09 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Funds opt for defensive play

STAYING defensive is the core strategy of many investment funds against the backdrop of the Iraq war and the spread of the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus, which are likely to exact a heavy toll on corporate earnings in certain sectors.

Business 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

GDP growth rate may be revised later

BANK Negara#146;s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate forecast for the country remains at 4.5% for now but could be #147;weaker#148; due to external uncertainties, while interest rates are currently at #147;appropriate levels#148; said its Assistant Governor Datuk Latifah Merican Chong.

Business 14 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

M’sia economic growth augurs well for company

DESPITE the current volatility, economies like Malaysia's should see growth in the long term and this would augur well for Nestle, said the head of research at a local brokerage firm.

Business 16 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fuji aiming to make it big in air-cond market

FUJI Electric may not be a familiar name in the local air-conditioning market but its marketer Fuji Technology Sdn Bhd aims to change that with its debut in the highly competitive retail sector.