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Creador and its founder stir excitement in the market

22 November 2014

CREADOR the private equity fund and its founder Brahmal Vasudevan (pic) are fast becoming household names in the local investment scene.

The short position

22 November 2014

LAST Monday, 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) called for a briefing to clarify certain controversial issues that had cropped up over the sovereign fund’s dealings.

Iconic brand Lingham’s targets youth

22 November 2014

THE iconic century-old Malaysian chilli sauce Lingham’s is getting a new lease of brand life with a repositioning campaign conceptualised by advertising agency Creative Republic.

Another feather in Prashant Kumar’s cap

22 November 2014

IPG Mediabrands president (World Markets Asia-Pacific) Prashant Kumar has been honoured with the Malaysian Media Conference (MMC) Person of The Year 2014 Award.

‘I’m a lucky guy’, says de Kretser who is holding the PR Professional of the Year trophy from the PRWeek Awards Asia 2014.

Go Group’s geographical expansion phase is almost complete

22 November 2014

The Australian, who has more than three decades of PR experience, has over the last decade built Go’s Asian network from the office in Petaling Jaya. Go now has offices in 13 markets and a combined staff of 400. And it has also racked up many local and international accolades.

Hong says the investors clubs are also no longer recruitings as aggressively as before.

A report says local houses are more expensive than some developed countries

22 November 2014

OF late, there have been renewed concerns about house prices and affordability. The perennial question is: Will house prices ever come down? The concerns about affordability is underscored in the recently released report, The State of Households, by the Khazanah Research Institute.

The importance of price discovery

22 November 2014

KHONG & Jaafar group of companies managing director Elvin Fernandez says this is the first time house buyers are having so much challenges getting loans - due to stringent lending requirements - against a backdrop of tightening household incomes and a rising cost scenario.

Is the banking system safer, simpler and fairer?

22 November 2014

THIS week in Singapore, fresh from the G20 meetings in Brisbane, Bank of England governor Mark Carney delivered a major speech outlining the future of financial reform.

Low oil prices beg review of subsidy provisions

22 November 2014

DESPITE the geopolitical uncertainties in recent months – Islamic State of Iraq terrorism, Russian-Ukraine tension,Israel-Gaza conflict – Brent crude oil price has fallen to a new four-year low on Nov 13 at US$77.9 per barrel.

Households may bear the brunt of the next crisis

22 November 2014

EARLIER this week, Khazanah Nasional Bhd unveiled a detailed report on the state of Malaysian households, especially on the level of debts.

When a company has 2 EGMs in 3 days, the market loses

22 November 2014

HARDLY anybody sends out greeting cards these days, but there should be one to express sympathy for the minority shareholders of Protasco Bhd.

Global Foreign Exchange Market

22 November 2014

THE US dollar (USD) remained on a bid tone this week with the Dollar Index (DXY) hovering near its high of 87.98, supported by the diverging macroeconomics between the United States and the rest of the world.

Eye on stock

22 November 2014

AFTER a strong rally, Johan Holdings Bhd shares pulled back from a near three-year high of 29.5 sen on Aug 21 to a low of 16.5 sen on Oct 16 on correction owing to apparent profit-taking activity.

Growing risks

22 November 2014

Bulls on Wall Street took a breather, pulling the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 18.05 points to 17,634.74 the previous Friday, as selling in healthcare shares offset advances in energy stocks following a relief rebound in crude oil prices.

Garcetti (inset): ‘I hope the Chinese government will see (Chinese companies’) profits coming in, and their stake in more movies coming in from the West.’ — Agencies

LA mayor presses China to allow more Hollywood films

22 November 2014

BEIJING: A flurry of private Chinese investment into Hollywood should prompt Beijing to loosen its restrictions on US film imports, the mayor of Los Angeles said as he urged officials to raise the country’s annual cap on foreign films.

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