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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.

Education - is it alleviating poverty or causing it?

EDUCATION is the social game changer. In poor countries, it alleviates poverty. In developing nations like Malaysia, a more educated population can catapult us to developed status.

There are advantages to a weakening currency. It makes Malaysian exports competitive and attracts more foreign investments as cost of doing business becomes cheaper. Tourists’ arrivals should also see a rise.

Malaysia is getting wealthier but are you feeling it?

LAST week, I was on the hot seat of a live call-in radio programme organised by the ETP (Economic Transformation Programme). On air now for over a year, the show calls for Pemandu (the Performance Management and Delivery Unit) and government officials to bravely front a hotbed of issues, fielding no-holds barred questions from some smart people.

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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.

20 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

sandwich class

Taxi drivers can earn anywhere from 30-300 more income from using taxi apps as they spend less time driving around looking for customers.

Pros and cons of using taxi apps

The proliferation of taxi apps such as MyTeksi, Easy Taxi, and the Uber ride-sharing app has led to an increasing amount of taxi drivers using these apps to get their passengers. But does the current trend actually benefit taxi drivers?

20 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

Corporate News

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

China stock connect scheme scorecard throws up surprises

HONG KONG: A month after China opened up its equity markets in a landmark trading link with Hong Kong, demand has been subdued and the bulk of activity has come from short-term speculative investors.

22 December 2014 | 7:32AM |

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

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 SMEs remain positive on 2015 despite gloomy outlook

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) remain positive on the industry’s outlook next year despite external and internal challenges, aided by the Government’s continuous support, says the SME Association of Malaysia.

22 December 2014 | 12:00AM |

Stocks

Nor Zahidi: ‘We do not rule out the possibilities of higher yields’.

M’sian bond yield under pressure due to weaker ringgit and oil price

PETALING JAYA: Although most analysts are not revising their bond projections target for next year, many agree that bonds, especially the Malaysian Government Securities (MGS), will come under intense pressure in terms of yields with lower crude prices coupled with the weaker ringgit.

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

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