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Business 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

KLSE winning streak into 5th day

THE KLSE extended its winning streak into a 5th consecutive day yesterday, with news of corporate takeovers providing further mo-mentum to an already buoyant market.

Business 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysians spending habits

MALAYSIANS spend a high percentage of their household income on food, groceries and personal care items, ranked joint third among the ten important economies in the Asia-Pacific region minus Japan.

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Toursit arrivals

THE number of tourist arrivals is large, growth has been spectacular and the amount of visitors coming from neighbouring countries is on the rise.

Business 03 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Exports up 5.7% in April

MALAYSIAN exports grew by a faster-than-expected 5.7% in April compared with a year ago but imports declined by a bigger magnitude, raising concerns that export performance over the next few months may slow down.

Business 31 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS drives SIA to maiden loss

Singapore Airlines (SIA) posted an unprecedented quarterly loss yesterday after the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak hit air travel demand, but the carrier said the worst was over although sluggish economic conditions made the outlook hazy.

Business 06 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

June data shows microchip sales rebound

WORLDWIDE sales of semiconductors amounted to US$12.54bil in June, marginally above the US$12.49bil recorded in May, but still the 12th consecutive month of positive year-on-year growth. On a year-on-year basis, global sales grew by 10% in June.

Business 06 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

June data shows microchip sales rebound

WORLDWIDE sales of semiconductors amounted to US$12.54bil in June, marginally above the US$12.49bil recorded in May, but still the 12th consecutive month of positive year-on-year growth. On a year-on-year basis, global sales grew by 10% in June.

Business 28 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo stocks close lower Tuesday, $US higher against yen

The benchmark Nikkei Stock Average of 225 issues closed down 43.75 points, or 0.40 percent, at 10,815.57 points.

Business 08 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

ECB holds rates steady at 2% amid news of attacks

The European Central Bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at 2 percent, despite worries about growth and the unsettling news of terrorist attacks on the London transport network.

Business 05 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Koizumi government’s concern overdone

AS Japan edges closer to rejoin the world of inflation, the Koizumi government has already started to bash the Bank of Japan with all kinds of warnings that the central bank may lose its independence, should it decide to abandon its zero interest rate policy too early.