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Business 01 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Global markets to be driven by geopolitics in short term

The first part yesterday of the roundtable discussions dwelt on the KLSE#8217;s lacklustre performance for 2002, and the factors contributing to its weakness. The concluding part talks about the market#8217;s probable outlook for this year, given the looming prospect of war in Iraq.

Business 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singapore escapes recession but sees tough 2003

Singapore escaped recession by the narrowest of margins in the fourth quarter of 2002, the government estimated yesterday, and the central bank defied pressure to loosen monetary policy despite a sluggish outlook.

Business 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wooing China, Mid-East tourists

TODAY'S CEO OUTLOOK 2003 features two CEOs in the hotel sector and one in the information technology (IT) industry

Business 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

US factory data upbeat

US manufacturing stepped out of the doldrums in December, expanding by a lot more than expected, but the improvement was at odds with other soft economic news recently, and did not change expectations for a gradual recovery in 2003.

Business 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

How sustainable is our recovery?

Going into 2003, Malaysia economic recovery is expected to be sustainable in spite of a slowing US economy. We see real GDP sustaining at 4.3% in 2003 (2002e: 4.0%).

Business 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Laura Ashley sales down in Europe

SLUGGISH sales by its European outlets pulled down the overall performance of Laura Ashley, the Malayan United Industries Bhd-owned high street fashion company, which has joined the ranks of disappointed Christmas retailers.

Business 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreigners eye Penang properties

Property Talk: A weekly column by S.C. Cheah.

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 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Arresting the declining dividend rate

Arresting the declining dividend rate BizWeek will run a series of articles, written by EPF's investment division, every fortnight. With funds exceeding RM190 billion, the keeper of the people's money is keen to tell its story on many pertinent issues related to investments.

Business 19 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

US stocks down as giants slide

B>NEW YORK:/BInvestors sold off stocks on Friday, pushing the Nasdaq to its biggest percentage loss in a month as poor outlooks from Microsoft Corp and International Business Machines Corp sank hopes for a quick improvement in corporate profits in 2003.