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Business 01 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Optimistic mood in IT industry

OUR CEO OUTLOOK 2003 today features the Malaysia-based CEOs of three of the largest IT corporations #8211; Datuk Wong Siew Hai of Intel Corp, Khatijah Shah of SAP, and T.F. CHONG of Hewlett-Packard (HP). The three CEOs are looking forward to 2003 as they expect a pickup in the world economy will boost spending on IT.

Business 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

A promising year lies ahead

CEOS believe Malaysia will do well in 2003 despite uncertainties for the global economy.

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 22 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Responding to new market forces

NEW market dynamics are reshaping access to the global markets of tomorrow and businesses that do not realise the implications risk losing out, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz.

Letters 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Is tap water really safe for drinking, minister?

From DR A. SOORIAN of Seremban.

Business 11 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Big breweries buy into Mideast malt business

They've got the body and the head of beer, the taste of a fruity soft drink and - all-important in a part of the world where Islam's ban on drinking alcohol is taken seriously by many - some even have a clerical stamp of approval.

AseanPlus News 13 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Golden era for furniture makers

CHINESE furniture makers, spurred by increased export demands following China's entry to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), are entering a golden era.

AseanPlus News 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Free-trade pact with Australia to boost businesses

SINGAPOREANS on Monday said 'G'day' to a new free-trade mate, with the signing of a pact with Australia that is set to create more jobs and boost businesses ranging from phone companies to flower exporters.

AseanPlus News 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Newater begins flow into reservoirs

NEWATER started flowing into the reservoirs on Friday and could reach homes in three to six months#8217; time, the I>Straits Times/Ireported.

AseanPlus News 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

PSA lay-offs burst bubble

PORT operator PSA Corp's decision to drastically slash jobs in an industry at the core of Singapore's trade-driven economy has underscored the stiff competition confronting the island, economists say.