Business

Dealing with the staggering percentage of EPF members with insufficient retirement funds is critical.

Retiring into poverty

SOME time back, a white-collar foreign worker told me he wished he had worked in Malaysia earlier. The reason for his frank opinion is his retirement savings. He calculated that he would have had a tidy nest egg that would have been enough for him to retire with despite having worked in Malaysia for far less a time than most Malaysians would have.

The transporting landscape is quietly transforming

THE supposedly boring landscape of logistics has been quietly transforming. For the longest time, logistics was seen as something old – think lorry trucks, low wages, intensity of labour, and the loading and unloading of goods.

App-solutely easy

Need a plumber, an electrician, a lorry to move stuff or groceries delivered to your doorstep? There’s bound to be an app for it. Read about it in SME Biz on Monday.

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How a M’sian took China by storm

Known globally as the WeChat Company, Tencent is the largest Internet service provider in Asia, with a market capitalisation (as of April 16, 2015) of US$193bil. It delivers value-added Internet, mobile/ telecom services and online advertising, in order to fulfil the strategic goal of providing users with “one-stop online lifestyle services”.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Corporate News

An aerial view of Johor Baru and Singapore (at the back) links by the Johor Causeway.

Cost-sharing likely for HSR

THE development cost high-speed rail (HSR) project linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore could possibly be divided between the two governments based on geographical location of the project’s infrastructure.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Construction

Eye on stock

THE major shareholders of Pesona Metro Holdings Bhd, Wie Hock Beng and Wie Hock Kiong, have increased their stake in the company to 60.83%, after purchasing an additional 8.56 million shares in an off-market transaction at a price of 93 sen on Thursday. The brothers presently hold a combined 59.49% or 309.78 million shares in the company.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Stocks Analysis

Since April 1, car prices have dropped between 1 and 2.

Investors and consumers maintain cautious stance

THE implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) on April 1 has left investors and consumers feeling cautious, with many choosing to thread carefully or maintain a wait-and-see approach.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

GST

Thematic play on Bursa

There’s a party happening in Kuala Lumpur, and it’s in the least anticipated hotspot in town – Bursa Malaysia.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Stocks

UMW Oil & Gas Corps NAGA 7 Jack up drilling rig

UMW O&G still coping well

IT’S not the best of times for oil and gas exploration companies and the effects of the crunch in crude oil prices have been felt in the scope of work for the oil drillers.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Oil & Gas

Banking outlook remains challenging

THE banking industry will likely continue to experience a challenging environment and margin compression as banks compete to fulfil their LCR requirements after the ruling by Bank Negara.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Banking

China says to accelerate reforms to support yuan in IMF currency basket

SHANGHAI: China central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said Beijing would accelerate reforms to the country's currency to push for the yuan's inclusion in the International Monetary Fund's currency basket, known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

18 April 2015 | 9:17PM |

Banking

Global Foreign Exchange Market

IT was not until the later part of the week when the US dollar suffered a major selldown as the US dollar index plunged 1.8% to trade below 97.0.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Forex

Mulpha Land takeover offer lapses

PETALING JAYA: The takeover offer of property developer Mulpha Land Bhd by Teladan Kuasa Sdn Bhd has lapsed with negligible percentage of acceptances.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Property

Optimism on the Ringgit

MALAYSIA’S sale of US dollar-denominated bonds of US$1.5bil in two tenures of 10 and 30 years reflects an optimistic view of the ringgit.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Economy

China says to accelerate reforms to support yuan in IMF currency basket

SHANGHAI: China central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said Beijing would accelerate reforms to the country's currency to push for the yuan's inclusion in the International Monetary Fund's currency basket, known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

18 April 2015 | 9:17PM |

Banking

Wall St falls steeply on China, Greece worries

NEW YORK: The S&P 500 posted its biggest percentage loss since March 25 on Friday as investors shunned risk amid new trading regulations in China, renewed worries about Greece running out of money, and tepid U.S. corporate earnings.

18 April 2015 | 9:12PM |

Markets

Going up is the way forward

AS land prices get more expensive, warehouse owners plan their new buildings in tandem with the direction of the land cost: upwards.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Logistics

Afzal: ‘The option is there but it is not free. I have to pay for the shares and I have not figured out a way how to fund the purchase yet.’

TdC rewards CEO

Share option is for taking company out of the rut, giving it new lease of life and expanding its operations beyond fixed-line business

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Telcos

Optimism on the Ringgit

MALAYSIA’S sale of US dollar-denominated bonds of US$1.5bil in two tenures of 10 and 30 years reflects an optimistic view of the ringgit.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Economy

Yeoh: ‘We are open to options as to how we will finance a particular project.’

PRG’s diversified strategy

THE name PRG Holdings Bhd may still not ring a bell for most but the face behind the company is a familiar one within the local property industry.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Property

UMW Oil & Gas Corps NAGA 7 Jack up drilling rig

UMW O&G still coping well

IT’S not the best of times for oil and gas exploration companies and the effects of the crunch in crude oil prices have been felt in the scope of work for the oil drillers.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Oil & Gas

Mulpha Land takeover offer lapses

PETALING JAYA: The takeover offer of property developer Mulpha Land Bhd by Teladan Kuasa Sdn Bhd has lapsed with negligible percentage of acceptances.

18 April 2015 | 12:00AM |

Property

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