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Foreign business news briefs

Foreign business news briefs including from New York that IBM Corp has closed a deal to sell its hard-disk drive assets to Hitachi Ltd for US$2.05bil, as part of an effort to cut non-performing assets.

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India to deport illegal immigrants

B>NEW DELHI/B>: India on Tuesday announced a crackdown on illegal Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants, saying they posed a security threat to the country.


News in brief

News in brief on NSTP, Malakoff, Malaysian Plantations and other firms.


Saga of Kalijodo red-light district

The recent destruction of settlements and the eviction of people in Kalijodo in North Jakarta by city public order officers is tragic for the urban poor.


Projects pay off at Apiit

AT THE Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (Apiit), research is a priority #8211; a priority that has paid off handsomely in terms of grants and awards.

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Task force to deal with SARS

SINGAPORE: Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng will head a ministerial task force to deal with all aspects of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), including planning what to do if the worst happens.


February IPI lower by 0.9%

MALAYSIA#146;S Industrial Production Index (IPI) for the month of February decreased by 0.9% to 178.1 year-on-year due to lower indices in the electricity and manufacturing sectors.

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Wholesale market closed to check SARS

B>SINGAPORE:/BThe Pasir Panjang Wholesale Market was closed on Saturday night for three days, in a move to stop the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the community.

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Wholesale mart closure sparks a rush

SINGAPOREANS emptied supermarkets of green leafy vegetables on Sunday after the surprise shutdown of the Pasir Panjang wholesale market on Saturday left some wet markets without any greens.


Business from afar

Investors, especially those with factories in SARS-hit countries, have been resorting to creative ways to prevent the atypical pneumonia from affecting their activities, reports EVELYN IRITANI.