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Economic troubles ahead but most don’t think it will be as bad as back then

20 December 2014

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

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

20 December 2014

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?

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

20 December 2014

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

GST and the sandwich class

20 December 2014

Mixed forecast on how the new tax will affect middle-income households next year.

FIC, the new kid on the block

20 December 2014

FELDA Investment Corp (FIC) is increasingly making its mark in the local investment scene.

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

20 December 2014

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

The Short Position

20 December 2014

T ANANDA Krishnan’s Bumi Armada Bhd is back in the news amid the slump in oil prices – and for the right reasons too.

Now that the oil price has tumbled from an average of about US110 a barrel in the first half of 2014 to well below US90, Russia needs to avoid a recession and keep its budget in balance.

The Goat straggles into 2015 amid rising risks

20 December 2014

What Are We To Do? - By Tan Sri LIN SEE-YAN
In mid-November 2014, the world’s most powerful economies pledged in Brisbane “to lift G-20’s GDP by at least an additional 2% by 2018.… If fully implemented… this will add more than US$2 trillion to the global economy and create millions of jobs”.

Investors wait on sidelines

20 December 2014

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

Eye on Stock

20 December 2014

AFTER a steep climb last week, Perduren Holdings Bhd shares pulled back from the RM2.60 level on Dec 12, to RM2.19 yesterday owing to an apparent profit-taking activity.

Big win: (from left) Leo Burnett PR director Magdalene Lee, CEO Tan Kien Eng and head of digital Ken Chin.

Leo Burnett, Mindshare and Carat in the spotlightthe spotlight

20 December 2014

LEO Burnett, Mindshare and Carat were among the Malaysian agencies that did the country proud at Campaign Asia-Pacific’s Agency of the Year Awards in Singapore.

Sng: ‘We need to push ourselves a little bit further and start using data to solve clients’ business challenges.’

New direction for Saatchi

20 December 2014

SAATCHI & Saatchi Malaysia had a golden age in the first decade of this millennium, after which it just as spectacularly disappeared from the public eye.

If you had invested in shares and the target return was 12, see if that amount was achieved. – AFP

Do some housekeeping on your hard-earned money

20 December 2014

Money & You - By Yap Ming Hui
THE year 2014 is almost at a close. It is that time of the year again when New Year resolutions crop up in our minds.

Custom officers keying in data to register companies on a website in preparation for the upcoming goods and services tax. Gen-Yers are likely to be affected the most when the new tax comes into effect in April next year. — Bernama.

Tough time for Gen-Yers as cost of living continues to rise

20 December 2014

DEALING with money is a skill often overlooked by most but it is becoming crucial to a generation trying to survive as the cost of living continues to rise.

UOA’s Jalan Ipoh development is being planned to emulate the success of Bangsar South

20 December 2014

UOA Holdings Bhd’s development of the 60 acres in Bangsar South in the last decade has been transformational.

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