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Business 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mister Natural aims to change the world

The practical side of this dreamer was forged early. Taniguchi was just 8 years#8217; old and just a mile and a quarter from ground zero when the atom bomb hit Hiroshima. Aside from losing his hair for a while, he was unharmed.

Business 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

CI likely to head south in Q1

Stock Market Signals: A weekly column by G.M. Teoh on the performance of the KLSE's Main Board.

Business 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

BHP Billiton CEO makes surprise exit

The world#8217;s largest diversified mining group, BHP Billiton Ltd/Plc, announced the surprise resignation of chief executive Brian Gilbertson yesterday, citing #8220;irreconcilable differences#8221; with the board. Its executive director Chip Goodyear, known for his rigorous financial analysis, was appointed as the new CEO with immediate effect.

Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

A better deal

IN THE end, Datuk Mohamed Azman Yahya went back to Plan A #8211; that is, to directly list his IT and corporate services businesses.

Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

UP rewards even during tough times

UNITED Plantations Bhd (UP), one of Malaysia's oldest plantation companies, has impressed shareholders with its generous and consistent dividend payouts over the past 13 years.

Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Weekly technical analysis

SHARE prices on the local bourse ended the week narrowly higher amid lacklustre trading in the absence of good news.

Business 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sapura's long search is finally over

SAPURA Telecommunications Bhd's (Sapura) search for a meaningful core business is finally over with its recent acquisition of a 38.56 per cent stake in Crest Petroleum Bhd, a company whose mainstay is in offshore drilling, marine installations and marine construction.

Business 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

In pursuit of transparency

THIS is a tale of two press releases. The first came out on Dec 12 and it was from the Securities Commission (SC). The other was issued a month later by Raytheon Company, a defence and aerospace systems supplier listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Business 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sohu.com continues its turnaround with Q4 profit

Chinese media company Sohu.com, once written off as another flamed-out Internet portal, has roared back to life with a fourth-quarter profit #8211; its second ever #8211; that was well ahead of forecasts.

Business 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bond market's increasing popularity

DURING the bull run days of the early 90's, one would have considered it somewhat déclassé to even mention something as unsophisticated as the bond market.