P503 Teletext 503 May24 16:01:11         —————————————————————————————  MALAYSIA "TO LIFT TRADE BAN" Malaysia is set to end its ban on public contracts for British businesses, according to officials. "I'm confident that it will be lifted, but as for the timing, we can't say," trade minister Rafidah Aziz said. Mr Aziz was speaking after meeting UK counterpart Richard Needham. who gave PM Mahathir Mo——lfd a letter from John Major expressing hopes over trading. ——————————————————————————————————————— Financial headlines 500 City index 501 TODAY'S WINNING CASHLINE= 12-17-18-46 GAME 59, £1000s TO BE WON - SEE P559 Next CompNews Shares Family Finance