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theSun | MONDAY MARCH 30 2009 15

business

KL market summary

INDICES
MARCH 28, 2009

CHANGE
CI expected to stay positive this week
FBMEMAS 5779.98 -0.51 SHARE prices on Bursa Malaysia are A dealer said quarterly window- However, the market closed the to 5,779.98, the FBM30 advanced
COMPOSITE 885.43 -0.04 expected to trade in positive terri- dressing activities were also expect- week on mixed note as the players 211.48 points to 5,689.17, the
INDUSTRIAL 2133.23 +2.73 tory this week on continued buying ed to help drive the local bourse this cashed in their gains amid volatile FBM2BRD increased 164.87 points
CONSUMER PROD 285.70 -0.06 support on selected stocks, dealers week. He said the gains, however, investment environment. to 3,903.05 and the FBM-MDQ added
INDUSTRIAL PROD 66.47 -0.30
CONSTRUCTION 168.98 -1.36
said. might be limited as any upside on On Friday-to-Friday basis, the KLCI 74.60 points to 3,027.74.
TRADING/SERVICES 118.34 -0.04 They said for the week just ended, KLCI would attract profit-taking. closed the week at 885.43, up 28.61 Volume for the week increased to
FINANCE 6586.57 -1.31 the sentiment was firm, boosted by “The performance on Wall Street points compared with the previous 2.701 billion shares worth RM4.163
PROPERTIES 510.86 -3.40 the positive outcome from the Umno and regional markets will also week’s 856.82. billion from 1.564 billion shares worth
PLANTATION 4601.41 +18.19 general assembly with its new party influence the performance of the The Finance Index increased RM2.627 billion the previous Friday.
MINING 224.94 -4.05 line-up. local market,” he said. 277.26 points to 6,586.57, the Main Board turnover advanced to
FBMSHA 6114.90 +0.76 Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri The bourse was traded higher Plantation Index gained 247.23 points 2.399 billion units valued at RM4.113
FBM2BRD 3903.05 -12.18 Najib Abdul Razak was declared the on Monday with the KLCI up 21.48 to 4,601.41 and the Industrial Index billion from 1.344 billion units val-
TECHNOLOGY 11.12 -0.30
new president and International points to close at 878.30 from the added 60.66 points to 2,133.23. ued at RM2.582 billion previously.
TURNOVER VALUE Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri previous Friday’s closing. The FBMEmas rose 209.96 points – Bernama
455.235mil RM650.051 mil
Muhyiddin Yassin won the deputy
president’s post.

MAHB denies it is
ineffective in running
Astana airport
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Hold- The IAA was managed, operated and main-
ings Bhd (MAHB) has denied claims by tained by Joint Stock Company International
Kazakhstan that it is ineffective in managing Airport Astana (JSC IAA), a wholly-owned
the International Airport Astana (IAA). company of the Kazakhstan government.
In a statement here on Saturday, MAHB The government has agreed to transfer the
said it started to manage the airport from May entire state shareholding in the JSC IAA under
2007 and in its first year of operations many of trust management to MAMTS Labuan.
the IAA’s financial, technical and operational However, in September 2008, following a
issues were solved to improve the perform- change of the airport president, the JSC IAA has
ance of the airport. reduced the direct involvement and active partici-
On March 31, 2007, Malaysia Airports pation of MAHB in the management of IAA.
Management & Technical Services (Labuan) “(Hence), MAHB is presently in discussion
Pte Ltd (MAMTS Labuan) signed a trust man- with the government of Kazakhstan to resolve
agement agreement with the Department of these issues,” it said.
Finance of the Astana akimat (city mayor’s Currently, MAHB’s other overseas ventures
office), Kazakhstan. comprise the operations and management
MAMTS Labuan is a unit of Malaysia Air- of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in
ports Management & Technical Services Sdn Hyderabad, the Indira Gandhi International
Bhd (MAMTS), which in turn is a subsidiary Airport in Delhi and the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
of MAHB. International Airport in Turkey. – Bernama

Prince Court to ride on


medical tourism for growth
KUALA LUMPUR: Prince Court Medical Centre, for hospitalisation and as most people have
which received an international accreditation insurance policies they are able to file a claim for
recently, expects to ride on medical tourism treatment,” he said.
for growth following continuous interests from Cheaper flights, hotel rates and medical
overseas patients in quality healthcare services services in Malaysia were also factors to attract
in Malaysia. international patients seeking better quality but
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is an less pricey medical services, he said.
authority on healthcare responsible for accredit- “With a 16% increase in the number of medi-
ing organisations which illustrate and practise cal tourists early last year, this international ac-
high standards of medical care. creditation will play an important role in further
Its chief executive officer, Stuart D. Rowley, amplifying that percentage this year,” he said.
said the accreditation would serve as a com- Currently, international patients contribute
petitive edge against other private hospitals in 30% to its business and locals 70%.
Malaysia to further penetrate the health industry Beside its five centres of excellence – heart &
market beside having cutting-edge technology lung; oncology; plastic surgery, cosmetology, der-
for treatment. matology & burns; urology, nephrology & men’s
“In order for medical tourism to be success- health and women and children, the hospital also
ful, insurance companies and large corporate provides other comprehensive range of health-
organisations are looking for international care services.
accreditation. Prince Court has also invested in the Total
“That’s why it is imperative that we obtain the Hospital Information System software that helps
accreditation as quickly as possible. managing patient information from admission to
“Besides, we also have many departments discharge making it a seamlessly operation.
that have leading edge technologies and these Through its collaboration with the Medical
will really help put Malaysia on the map,” he told University of Vienna, the hospital also aims to
Bernama recently. be at the forefront of establishing innovative
Rowley said despite the current economic telemedicine, telepathology, teleradiology and
situation, the medical tourism market was telecytogenetics services in Malaysia.
expected to grow further as the majority of Rowley said with an additional 2.4ha opposite
medical tourists would come to seek curative the hospital, it could be expanded to cater to
treatment rather than procedures for aesthetic rising demand in the future.
purposes. The hospital, wholly-owned by Petroliam
“Fortunately or unfortunately, people always Nasional Bhd, currently has 300 beds, of which
get sick no matter how healthy or unhealthy the 77 beds have been opened, 10 operating theatres
economic climates, so there is always be demand and 63 medical consulting suites. – Bernama

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