Publication

Newsletter 2005

1st Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONIC SECTOR NEWS
      • Electronic companies hardest hit by outage
      • LG electronics aims for top spot
      • Philips Malaysia upbeat

SEMICONDUCTOR SECTOR NEWS
      • China to become world's top chip market this year: researcher
      • Global chip sales up 28% on-yr
      • Weak h1 chips mart to dampen revenue growth
      • Chip market faces sluggish growth

ECONOMIC NEWS
      • Zeti: ringgit peg remains sound

ENVIRONMENT NEWS
      • Doe to charge company

MEMBER NEWS
    • Royal rooster
    • Perstima net profit up 87.3pc to rm23m
    • Royal selangor launches new collection
    • Pewter ornaments for sale at tsunami aid concert

2nd Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONIC SECTOR NEWS
      • Samsung electronics 1st-quarter profit slides 52pc to us$1.46b
      • Samsung may relocate plasma tv production
      • Plan to set up full-fledged electronics cluster: rafidah

SEMICONDUCTOR NEWS
      • Global chip sales higher
      • Global chips sales to increase
      • Chip makers gear up for strong h2

ECONOMIC NEWS
      • World Bank Sees "Respectable" Growth Ahead For Malaysia
      • RM peg not cast in stone, says nor mohamed

ENVIRONMENT NEWS
      • Tightening toxic waste rules

MEMBER NEWS
    • Nick munro at royal selangor
    • Beauty of pewter
    • Getting personal with pewter
    • Artists lend special touch to tankards

3rd Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

SEMICONDUCTOR / ELECTRONIC SECTOR NEWS
      • National Semiconductor To Close S'pore Chip Plant, Move Ops To China & Malaysia
      • Chips Sector Poised To Recover Year-End
      • Maei To Revise Sales Forecast

ECONOMIC NEWS
      • Economy Seen To Moderate At 5%-6% On Soft Global Demand
      • Malaysia Ranked 21st For Ease Of Doing Business
      • Gdp Growth In Q2 Slower Than Expected
      • Ringgit Expected To Remain Stable


COMMODITY NEWS

      • Weak Battery Output Cuts China Lead Demand

MEMBER NEWS
    • Making It Good With Tips Learnt In His Younger Days
    • Yong Named Ad Personality Of The Year
    • Tankards With An Attitude
    • Perstima Q1 Profit 58% Higher
    • Perstima Counts On Viet Ops
    • Vanilnoir Made Royal Selangor Distributor In Europe
    • Perstima Positive On Viet Operations
    • Royal Selangor Boosts Revenue Via B2b Deals
    • Crafted For Export Market

4th Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONIC SECTOR NEWS
      • Export Growth Up 12.5pc On Demand For Electronics
      • Strong Chip Sales To Lift Sept Exports

SEMICONDUCTOR NEWS
      • Malaysian Chips Sector Output In First Half 2006 Expected To Rise

ECONOMIC NEWS
      • Malaysian Economy Strong Says World Bank
      • 2005 Growth To Top 5%
      • Bank Negara Raises Key Interest Rate
      • Oct Exports Better Than Expected

MEMBER NEWS
    • A Plus For Pewter
    • A Tinge Of Tin
    • Pewter Maker Treats Visitors To Potpourri Of Art, Culture