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Tengku Zafrul's game plan

THE biggest nightmare for any banking chief executive is to go into a merger only to find the capital markets roiling into uncertainty and the real economy wobbling a few months down the road.

CAB Cakaran unlocking land value

AN ordinary announcement by poultry company CAB Cakaran Corp Bhd last Friday revealed something extraordinary.

Fortunate timing for Mueller’s entry

CHRISTOPH Mueller is coming to Malaysia Airlines (MAS) when things are already looking much better from the time he was being courted for the job.

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Government has to operate like a private company

THERE are big differences between how the private and public sectors operate. One of a Government’s main objectives is the welfare of people whereas the bottomline of a private company is just that, profit.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

Ismail on the ground floor of the new Jaya Shopping Centre. He thinks the battle to bring in traffic has been half won due to PJ folks’ affection for the mall.

Something new, something old

PETALING Jaya’s pioneer shopping centre has undergone a RM400mil redevelopment, sporting a more modern look and an expanded retail area. But its owner is not forgetting the mall’s nostalgic value.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

A dismal world where oil and currencies are causing havoc

FLASHBACK 15 years to the time when the United States was in the midst of a disruptive digital revolution. By 1999, the country was having a time of its life – gross domestic product (GDP) was up 4% (double the rate of advanced nations) and unemployment was down to 4% (a 30-year low). Foreign capital flowed-in and US dollar and the SandP 500 stock index were up: US stock prices reached 30x earnings; and tech stocks went wild.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

world

All New X-Trail from ETCM

KUALA LUMPUR: Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has unveiled its third-generation innnovative crossover, the All New X-Trail.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

Eye on stock

PERISAI Petroleum Teknologi Bhd, an oil & gas-related company, plummeted to a low of 38 sen on Dec 15, last year, the worst level since April 2009 amid extended liquidation pressure, depressed by the downward spiral in crude oil prices.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

Four benefits from revised Budget 2015

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has made some adjustments to Budget 2015 Malaysia amid falling crude oil prices to ensure sustainable development and resilience of the economy.

24 January 2015 | 9:33PM |

Economy

Shares of furniture makers on the rise

Shares of furniture makers such as Poh Huat Resources Holdings Bhd, Homeritz Corp Bhd, Latitude Tree Holdings Bhd, and Sern Kou Resources Bhd, have been on the rise since mid-December.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

Big mortgage investors take first step toward suing Ocwen

NEW YORK: Major mortgage bond investors including BlackRock, MetLife and Pimco on Friday took a first step toward suing Ocwen Financial Corp , accusing it of having failed to properly collect payments on $82 billion of home loans, according to a person familiar with the matter and to documents seen by Reuters.

24 January 2015 | 9:16PM |

Banking

Impact of oil price fall to be felt later this year

KUALA LUMPUR: The impact of a lower oil price is expected to be felt no earlier than the second half of the year, according Citigroup chief investment strategist, investment strategy group wealth management for Asia-Pacific, Haren Shah.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

Italy cheers ECB bond buying plan

ROME: The European Central Bank's bond buying programme will give a decisive boost to Italy's stagnant economy, business lobby Confindustria said on Saturday, while the Bank of Italy said it would make it easier to pass reforms.

24 January 2015 | 9:39PM |

Banking

Four benefits from revised Budget 2015

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has made some adjustments to Budget 2015 Malaysia amid falling crude oil prices to ensure sustainable development and resilience of the economy.

24 January 2015 | 9:33PM |

Economy

Big mortgage investors take first step toward suing Ocwen

NEW YORK: Major mortgage bond investors including BlackRock, MetLife and Pimco on Friday took a first step toward suing Ocwen Financial Corp , accusing it of having failed to properly collect payments on $82 billion of home loans, according to a person familiar with the matter and to documents seen by Reuters.

24 January 2015 | 9:16PM |

Banking

US seeks reversal of landmark insider trading ruling

NEW YORK: Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday asked a U.S. appeals court to reconsider a landmark ruling that curtailed their ability to pursue insider trading cases and jeopardized several convictions.

24 January 2015 | 9:13PM |

Forex

The short position

COMMUNITY airline Firefly has announced special fares with the removal of fuel surcharges under a Chinese New Year promotion deal, which will no doubt put some pressure on other airlines to do the same.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

(Left to right)Maybank group president & CEO Datuk Abdul Farid Alias speaks to the media during the press conference of financial results 2013 at Menara Maybank,KL on 27,Feb 2014.The Star/Sia hong kiau

Proactive measures needed for banking sector integration under AEC

AMID challenges in the integration of the regional banking sector with the upcoming Asean Economic Community (AEC), industry players say this initiative is still achievable if effective measures to align and coordinate integration efforts are proactively adopted by member countries.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

Texchem will continue to grow its Sushi King chain to 103 outlets this year from the existing 89.

Texchem stake sale unveils value

THINLY-TRADED Texchem Resources Bhd has seen much higher trading volume since last November after it announced the sale of a 28% stake of Sushi Kin Sdn Bhd to Japanese fast-food restaurant giant Yoshinoya Holdings Co Ltd for RM102.2mil.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

Shipping still in choppy waters

DESPITE a spurt in general rates increases (GRIs), the outlook for the shipping industry remains challenging as overcapacity is generally still a looming issue for all three major segments of the sector.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

Shares of furniture makers on the rise

Shares of furniture makers such as Poh Huat Resources Holdings Bhd, Homeritz Corp Bhd, Latitude Tree Holdings Bhd, and Sern Kou Resources Bhd, have been on the rise since mid-December.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

Impact of oil price fall to be felt later this year

KUALA LUMPUR: The impact of a lower oil price is expected to be felt no earlier than the second half of the year, according Citigroup chief investment strategist, investment strategy group wealth management for Asia-Pacific, Haren Shah.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

All New X-Trail from ETCM

KUALA LUMPUR: Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has unveiled its third-generation innnovative crossover, the All New X-Trail.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

Cagamas seeks investors

KUALA LUMPUR: Cagamas Bhd will target new investors across the Middle East and Europe for its first foreign currency sukuk this year.

24 January 2015 | 12:00AM |

Business

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