The index for domestic demand is expected to improve to minus
5 in the July-September quarter, and that for external demand to rise to plus 3.
The rest of Luzon moderately agreed with the statement of giving preferential treatment to Muslims at +23 percent (48 percent agree minus
25 percent disagree), while Metro Manila registered a +19 percent agreement (46 percent agree minus
27 percent disagree).
Lourdes Sereno improved by a point, from +10 (38 percent satisfied minus
28 percent dissatisfied) in March to +11 (37 percent satisfied minus
25 percent dissatisfied, rounded off) in June.
The net gainers score improved in Luzon outside Metro Manila, from minus
14 to minus
4, and in Visayas, from minus
33 to minus
11, while it worsened in Mindanao, from minus
3 to minus
Photo: Janeane Garofalo is puzzled by a drifter (Owen Wilson) in her coastal town in ``The Minus
The DI reading for midsize firms capitalized at between 300 million yen and 1 billion yen also rose to minus
7 in the three-month period from minus
20 in the April-June period, while that for small companies capitalized at 300 million yen or less improved to minus
17 from minus
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Sub-Hertz vibration isolation is an important enabling technology for sub-Angstrom nanotechnology research, and Minus
K Technology is the only company we identified that can deliver the level of isolation we need to achieve our performance goals with our Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (STMs)," said Professor Hari Manoharan of the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials at Stanford University.
By industry, the index of manufacturers edged up to minus
We have been successfully delivering vibration isolation solutions for some of the most demanding applications in industry and the scientific community", said David Platus, president and chief executive officer of Minus
60 is the third-worst figure on record, following the minus
61 marked in the July-September period of 2001 and the July-September period of 1998 and the minus
63 marked in the January-March period and the July-September period of 1992.
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The survey, conducted in November, showed the business sentiment index for companies capitalized at 1 billion yen or more significantly worsened to a seasonally adjusted minus
The survey found that an index tallied by subtracting the percentage of companies with excess labor from those otherwise worsened to minus
13 from minus
10 in the previous survey in August.
Between 1974 and 2002, the firm experienced only two years (net of fees) in which its annual performance declined -- minus