Business

Low oil prices fuel demand for mergers and acquisitions in oil and gas sector

PETALING JAYA: Lower oil prices are stoking demand for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the oil and gas (O&G) industry even as investors shy away from this once high-flying sector.

Masjid Jamek stands proudly at the confluence of Sungai Klang and Sungai Gombak. Its surrounding boasting heritage significance will be turned into heritage trails as part of the River of Life project, which involves 42 different agencies across a gamut of activities. Pemandu works with all of them to coordinate and provide support so targets are met.

Should Pemandu scale down and close shop; is it duplicating civil service role?

EVERY once in a while, voices emerge out of the woodwork to raise scepticism on Pemandu’s role and relevance. The last few weeks were no different. I would group the grumblings into these buckets:

Tips on how to plan and invest your money wisely

LOTS of people shy away from financial planning because they think they may be pressured into investing. And when you think investing, what comes to mind are horror stories of people who lost their life savings during the Asian financial crisis and Dot Com Bubble.

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IOI City Mall Sdn Bhd marketing and leasing head Chris Chong.

Plans to expand IOI City Mall in Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA: IOI Properties Group Bhd said plans are already in the pipeline to add a further 1 million sq ft of retail space at IOI City Mall in Putrajaya as occupancy rate at the newly-opened complex reached 85%.

24 November 2014 | 12:00AM |

Property

Potential buyers looking at a scale model of the Lakeville project in Kuala Lumpur.

Mah Sing sales to hit record high

PETALING JAYA: Mah Sing Group Bhd’s sales are expected to hit new high in the last three months of the year from the record RM900mil achieved in the third quarter, buoyed by strong take-up rate of its Lakeville project in Kuala Lumpur.

24 November 2014 | 12:00AM |

Property

China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation

BEIJING: China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making.

24 November 2014 | 10:27AM |

US stock investors give thanks for big stock gains

NEW YORK: U.S. stock investors head into the Thanksgiving holiday thankful for the market's recent strength, which puts major indexes on track for another year of double-digit gains, though the swiftness of the advance has raised eyebrows.

24 November 2014 | 6:43AM |

Stocks

ACCCIM to collaborate with MyIPO for SME conference

PETALING JAYA: The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) and Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) are organising a one-day intellectual property (IP) conference for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

24 November 2014 | 12:00AM |

Stocks

Turkiye Finans gets nod for 71 mln lira sukuk

Turkish Islamic lender Turkiye Finans has received regulatory approval to raise 71 million lira ($31.5 million) via sukuk, or Islamic bonds, according to Turkey's Capital Markets Board.

24 November 2014 | 11:13AM |

China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation

BEIJING: China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making.

24 November 2014 | 10:27AM |

RHB Research maintains Buy on Coastal Contracts

KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Research has maintained its Buy call on Coastal Contracts with a target price of RM4.80 from RM5.90 as it revised the shipbuilding P/E valuations to nine times P/E to be inline with the OSV valuations of 8-13 times.

24 November 2014 | 9:42AM |

Diary Malaysia Nov 24 Monday

KUALA LUMPUR: ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND IN LOCAL TIME FOLLOWED BY GMT IN BRACKETS

24 November 2014 | 8:36AM |

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