Business

Shades of 1997/98?

The weakening ringgit has caused anxiety. But is the economy in a similar situation to Malaysia’s worst ever crisis 16 years ago?

File photo of construction work in progress for PR1MAAlam Damai, Cheras earlier this year. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah warns that affordable housing, even with PR1MA, is currently beyond the reach of fresh graduates and the lower middle class.

The squeezed middle

Without integrated policies to help them tackle the rising cost of living, the sandwich class faces a bleak 2015.

At the recent opening of Grand Plaza Hotel in Kensington London are (from left) Mohd Zaid, Malaysian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Datuk Ahmad Rasidi Haziz, Mohd Isa and directors of Felda, Datuk Noor Ehsanuddin Harun Narrashid and Datuk Dr Omar Salim

Unravelling Felda’s investments

A series of acquisitions by different Felda units has thrust the group into the limelight.

  • previous
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • next
  • Top Stories
  • Latest
JMBs and MCs are non-profit driven and exist to act as a body for stratified building owners.

6% levy is looming on the horizon

Buyers Beware - By Chang Kim Loong
THERE have been recent public outcry and protests against the imposition of the goods and services tax (GST) on the maintenance charges and sinking fund for all stratified developments in Malaysia save for low- and medium-cost stratified development areas which were recently “exempted” from GST under the gazetted GST Exempt Supply Order dated Oct 13, 2014.

20 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

Property

A challenging time, but not a crisis

THERE has been mayhem in the Malaysian stock market. The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KL Composite Index (FBM KLCI) is down 8% to 1,716 points on a year-to-date (YTD) basis, making it one of the worst performers in the Asia-Pacific region.

20 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

Market

Investors wait on sidelines

REVIEW: Trading on Bursa Malaysia remains uninspiring amid a lack of catalysts to stimulate investor interest as many investors remain on the sidelines.

20 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

Stocks

Malaysian palm oil ends higher with monsoon in focus

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Friday on concerns over monsoon rains hurting output and as crude prices ticked up, but the recovery was not enough to keep palm from its biggest weekly fall in three.

20 December 2014 | 7:02AM |

Palm Oil

Oil and stocks go their separate ways

NEW YORK: Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down.

22 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

Oil & Gas

New Pfizer bid unlikely, says AstraZeneca CEO

STOCKHOLM: US Pfizer is unlikely to come back with a fresh bid for AstraZeneca, the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals group’s top executive was quoted as saying by Swedish business daily Dagens Industri.

22 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

Stocks

Saudi minister on reasons for oil price fall

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said non-cooperation by producers outside of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and the actions of speculators had led to the oil price fall, but he was confident the market would improve.

22 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

Oil & Gas

As much as RM70bil stands to flow out of Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: Tracking the flow of global investment funds is a tricky business. But the ringgit’s recent sharp depreciation against the US dollar has led to suggestions by some economists that as much as RM70bil stands to flow out of the country, largely due to foreign investors liquidating their position in the bond market.

22 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

Economy

Top ECB official sees negative inflation rate in months ahead

BERLIN: European Central Bank (ECB) vice-president Vitor Constancio said in a magazine interview that he expected the eurozone inflation rate to turn negative in the coming months but that if this was just a temporary phenomenon, he did not see a risk of deflation.

22 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

Economy

‘Surprise’ dividend in store for MISC shareholders

PETALING JAYA: MISC Bhd, an energy shipping as well as oil and gas services provider, may reward its shareholders with a “surprise” dividend for the financial year ending Dec 31, 2014, following an extraordinary gain from the recent sale of its 15.7% stake in port operator, NCB Holdings Bhd, for close to RM222mil in cash.

22 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

Stocks

Malaysian palm oil ends higher with monsoon in focus

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Friday on concerns over monsoon rains hurting output and as crude prices ticked up, but the recovery was not enough to keep palm from its biggest weekly fall in three.

20 December 2014 | 7:02AM |

Palm Oil

Southeast Asian stocks: Most end stronger

JAKARTA: Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Friday as the U.S. Federal Reserve's pledge to be "patient" about hiking interest rates continued to boost sentiment.

20 December 2014 | 6:52AM |

Stocks

Oil, stocks go their separate ways

NEW YORK: Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down.

20 December 2014 | 6:48AM |

Oil & Gas

A challenging time, but not a crisis

THERE has been mayhem in the Malaysian stock market. The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KL Composite Index (FBM KLCI) is down 8% to 1,716 points on a year-to-date (YTD) basis, making it one of the worst performers in the Asia-Pacific region.

20 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

Market

Khoo

Yu’s foray into financial services

DATUK Dr Yu Kuan Chon’s move to take over Pan Malaysia Holdings Bhd (PMH) is puzzling to most observers. The loss-making company had long fallen off the radar of investors.

20 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

pan malaysia

  • Page 1 of 34

Go to page:

advertisement

GST Updates

advertisement

advertisement