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Top pic. Quality: Getting quality up to mark is important for Proton given the three new models it will launch next year.Left pic.Harith: ‘We have to do everything within our ability to be successful.

Proton’s fight for survival

National car company at its lowest ebb, looks to Suzuki for change in fortune

Cheah: ‘You cannot invest in China like you’re investing in the West. The policies are different here. I’m talking about it as someone who’s close to China.’

Still bullish on China

CHAIRMAN of Value Partners Group Ltd Datuk Cheah Cheng Hye saw the 20% correction in Chinese stocks coming. That’s before the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index (SSE) peaked in mid-June, after surging 150% in a year.

Flying higher: Since 2013, SAM Engineering had transited from being a semiconductor-dominant business to one that now derives close to 70 of its revenues from the aerospace industry. It produces components for plane manufacturers such as Boing and Airbus.

Play it again, SAM

THE growth in dividends being paid out by Sam Engineering & Equipment (M) Bhd (SAM Engineering), one of the few component manufacturers for the airline industry, has attracted increasing interest by investors locally and abroad.

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Cheah: ‘You cannot invest in China like you’re investing in the West. The policies are different here. I’m talking about it as someone who’s close to China.’

The art of investment

CHEAH places high importance on learning. He always seeks to reinvent himself by trying to master and learn new things. Having carved out a name for himself in the area of investment, Cheah shares some of his investment philosophies. He concedes that he does not know everything but have suggestions.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

Datuk Cheah Cheng Hye

TUN MAHATHIR _ PROTON

Doctor in the house

Proton Holdings Bhd chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks candidly about the national automaker’s product quality and the direction ahead for the auto company.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

Automotive

Trim and fit: CIMB’s move to cut down on regional investment baning teams and MSS are designed to bring down cost.

CIMB to see full recovery in quarter 4?

CIMB Holdings Group Bhd will need at least two more quarters before benefits from its T18 initiatives which emphasise on cost-cutting and key business areas, are reflected on its balance sheet.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

CIMB

KETUA Pegawai Eksekutif Malaysia Airlines, Christoph Mueller bercakap pada sidang akhbar pengenalan terbaru MAS di Malaysian Airlines Building Southern Support Zone,KLIA di sini, hari ini.

Mueller unveils a flat MAS structure

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines Bhd unveiled a structure that is flat and having several new faces at the apex management team. Christoph Mueller, the current Malaysia Airlines (MAS) chief executive officer and CEO designate of the new airline has broken the operations of the loss-making airline into eight divisions.

3 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

Airlines

Malaysia’s exports decline on weaker global demand

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s exports in May declined by 6.7% to RM60.45bil compared with the corresponding month last year impacted by subdued global demand, according to the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti).

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

Miti

Qualities of a successful CEO

A TINGE of sadness came over me after watching BBC news on the Greek meltdown in my Singapore hotel room. Sad to watch the old folks lining up just to withdraw a maximum of 60 euros from ATM machines for their daily sustenance and not knowing whether their next pension cheque will be paid.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

tan thiam hock

Jimah plant: An aerial view of the Jimah 1400MW coal-fired power plant in Mukim Jimah, Negri Sembilan.

TNB buys Jimah stake

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is buying 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) 70% stake in Jimah East Power Sdn Bhd (JEP) for RM46.98mil.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

TNB

Prices remain: Even when the conditions are weak – as in the current market – the residential market is stable because of the large pool of owners, says Fernandez.

Weak market seen for the rest of the year

THE property market is expected to continue to be weak for the next six months, with some activities expected after the Hari Raya period, according to a real estate personnel.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

property

Early groundwork: Liew says Eco World had been building up its customer base and momentum before launching its projects.

Eco World to unveil three London projects

LONDON: Eco World Investment Co Ltd, a private vehicle controlled by Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, has set a target to launch its three London property projects within the next two years now that “the major approvals” are in place. The three projects – London City Island, Embassy Gardens and Wardian London – have a total gross development value (GDV) of £2.257bil (RM13.33bil).Most units are expected to be snapped up before launches

3 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

Property

Fernandes bullish on AirAsia X, but CIMB downgrades airline

PETALING JAYA: While Tan Sri Tony Fernandes remains bullish about the prospects of his loss-making AirAsia X Bhd (AAX), one research house downgraded its rating on the long-haul, low-cost airline, giving it a target price of a mere 17 sen. CIMB Research said its downgrade rating from “hold” to “reduce” was on the back of a more challenging outlook and continuing drain on AAX’s cash.

3 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

Airlines

SapKen in the race for Shell job

KUALA LUMPUR: SapuraKencana Petroleum and three other drillers are in the race for Shell’s Malikai deep-water development project, offshore Malaysia.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

sapken

Toshiba accounting errors may be over $800m

TOKYO: Toshiba Corp may need to mark down past earnings by over 100 billion yen ($814 million), more than double earlier estimates, after an ongoing investigation into past accounting practices found more irregularities, a source familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

4 July 2015 | 12:47PM |

Corporate News

Europeans tried to block IMF debt report on Greece

BRUSSELS: Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.

4 July 2015 | 12:42PM |

Economy

TUN MAHATHIR _ PROTON

Doctor in the house

Proton Holdings Bhd chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks candidly about the national automaker’s product quality and the direction ahead for the auto company.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

Automotive

Trim and fit: CIMB’s move to cut down on regional investment baning teams and MSS are designed to bring down cost.

CIMB to see full recovery in quarter 4?

CIMB Holdings Group Bhd will need at least two more quarters before benefits from its T18 initiatives which emphasise on cost-cutting and key business areas, are reflected on its balance sheet.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

CIMB

The short position . . .

ONE of the key personalities in the corporate saga involving Lysaght Galvanized Steel Bhd has declared that there is no family tussle going on in the company.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

Lysaght

HB Global shareholders flex their muscles

NEW developments appear to be taking place in China-based frozen food manufacturer HB Global Ltd, the Chinese company previously known as Sozo Global Ltd.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

HB

SapKen in the race for Shell job

KUALA LUMPUR: SapuraKencana Petroleum and three other drillers are in the race for Shell’s Malikai deep-water development project, offshore Malaysia.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

sapken

JAKS asks for trading suspension on Monday

KUALA LUMPUR: JAKS Resources Bhd, whose share price has risen over 17% over the last week, has requested for the trading of its shares to be suspended with effect from 9am on Monday, pending a material announcement.

4 July 2015 | 12:00AM |

jaks

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