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Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, Chairman of Eco World Development Group Bhd and Mr Liew Tian Xiong, Executive Director of Eco World Development Group Bhd.

The debate on Liew

Entrepreneur who drives the smaller Eco World group is still a much talked-about figure in corporate world

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar (left) and Malakoff chairman Tan Sri Syed Anwar Jamalullail at the prospectus launch recently.

Most powerful IPO this year

FOR an initial public offering (IPO) that looked like a tough sell early on, the appetite for Malakoff Corp Bhd’s issue has grown significantly strong.

Lau named Media Person of the Year at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

Lau’s Tencent worth of contribution

IN the corporate world, Malaysian-born SY Lau might be synonymous with Tencent Holdings Ltd, a China-based company best known for its mobile text and voice messaging communication service, WeChat.

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A GST notice is displayed at a supermarket in Shah Alam. Do expect the Government to continue broadening the GST base in the coming years – first by removing the exemption from the long list of exempted products and then when it is not able to balance its budgets again, to raise the percentage on a gradual basis. — EPA

GST – show me the money, show us our money

On Your Own - By TAN THIAM HOCK
Why am I not surprised that the furore of the goods and services tax (GST) debate has now moved to the service tax? GST is a new tax. Service tax has been around for umpteen years and never disputed as consumers have a choice.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

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Farid receiving the award from Najib. Looking on is Asean Business Advisory Council chairman Tan Sri Munir Majid.

Maybank’s Farid named CEO of The Year

Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Banking Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Farid Alias was named CEO of The Year in the Asean Business Awards (ABA) 2015, which recognises outstanding enterprises in the Asean business community.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

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Supermax to score first with new contact lens operations

KUALA LUMPUR: Supermax Corporation Bhd’s new RM65mil contact lens business, expected to be launched in the third quarter of this year, is set to make the group the first Malaysian-owned brand manufacturer (OBM) for the product globally.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

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Eduspec to venture into Asean

ONE of the more unique education stocks listed on Bursa Malaysia is Eduspec Holdings Bhd. While it is serving the education sector, it is classified as a technology counter on the ACE Market.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Eduspec Holdings Bhd

Oil price fall impact on EPF limited

KUALA LUMPUR: The decline in oil prices has had a “limited” impact on the portfolio of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), said chief executive officer Datuk Shahril Ridza Ridzuan.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

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Supermax to score first with new contact lens operations

KUALA LUMPUR: Supermax Corporation Bhd’s new RM65mil contact lens business, expected to be launched in the third quarter of this year, is set to make the group the first Malaysian-owned brand manufacturer (OBM) for the product globally.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

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Top Glove still looking to expand via M&As

KUALA LUMPUR: The world’s leading rubber glove maker Top Glove Corp Bhd, which expects to post a double-digit growth in net profit this year, is still looking to expand rapidly via mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

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Farid receiving the award from Najib. Looking on is Asean Business Advisory Council chairman Tan Sri Munir Majid.

Maybank’s Farid named CEO of The Year

Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Banking Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Abdul Farid Alias was named CEO of The Year in the Asean Business Awards (ABA) 2015, which recognises outstanding enterprises in the Asean business community.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

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MISC: No plans to divest AET Tanker

PETALING JAYA: Energy shipping company MISC Bhd has no plans to divest its wholly-owned petroleum tanker unit, AET Tanker Sdn Bhd, as recently reported.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

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Tropicana inks deal on international school

PETALING JAYA: Tropicana Corporation Bhd has entered into a conditional agreement with Tenby Schools to develop a 10-acre international school campus within its latest 863 acres of self-contained mixed township development in Kota Kemuning.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

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Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia (CMCF) chairman Ahmad Izham Omar

Izham re-elected CMCF chairman

AHMAD Izham Omar was unanimously re-elected as Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia (CMCF) chairman for a second two-year term following the CMCF 15th annual general meeting held last month.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

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Star Radio Group senior sales manager Sukhbir Sidhu

Radio ads effective in promoting brand image

DESPITE the competition heating up in the advertising arena, radio advertising is here to stay and will continue to be an effective medium to promote brand image, according to Star Radio Group.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Star Radio

It would be interesting to see which investment bank of any stature would take up the job. It also will be interesting to see who will be the corporate shareholders who will emerge in Ashley Madison should it list. — AFP

Can Ashley Madison make money from adultery?

The Alternative View - By M. Shanmugam
Just try figuring this out – Ashley Madison, the website that caters for married men and women seeking to have an affair is eyeing a listing in London trying to raise some US$200mil. It says the money would be used to expand into Asia which the owners see as the next growth area.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

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Stock records tumble but earnings flatter

Comment - By JAMES SAFT
As US company earnings rise and major stock market indices hit new heights, two small problems remain: revenues are static and the trajectory of earnings growth is slipping.

25 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

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