'I will squish Rupert like a bug' - Turner Broadcasting chairman Ted Turner on News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch's announcement that he planned to start a 24-hour, all-news television network to compete with Turner's Cable News Network. 'It's like putting a sheet of paper on your back and saying, 'kick me'. It's going to be a bloodbath' - Bob Zielinski, regional banking analyst with Jardine Fleming Securities, on the introduction of stock-index futures contracts to Malaysian investors this week to Malaysian investors. Foreign brokers fear derivatives may be disastrous in the hands of untested Malaysian investors. 'It's another casino for private investors to lose money' - Andrew McCrea, a Kuala Lumpur investment adviser, also on Malaysian stock futures. 'Like Lyndon Johnson, they start with the best intentions. But sometimes actions commenced with the best intentions have the opposite effect' - Gordon Wu, managing director of Hopewell Holdings, claiming America's economic problems originated with the president's push in the 1960s for a welfare state. Mr Wu believes Hong Kong's spiralling welfare payment costs are threatening its regional competitiveness. 'With every extra day the guns are still, business confidence grows stronger and the promise of prosperity grows as well' - US President Bill Clinton, at the Mackie Metal Plant in Belfast, on how the Northern Ireland ceasefire has produced 15 months of economic growth. 'King Fahd dying would not even be that bullish for crude. The only production policy that would ever change would be to produce more, not less' - Abe Glass, analyst at Daiwa Securities America in New York, as crude price rose amid reports Saudi Arabia's king was hospitalised. The king of the world's largest oil producer was later sent home to convalesce.