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Correction looms

1 November 2014

REVIEW: As expected, Bursa Malaysia started out the new week on a solid platform, with the FBM Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (FBM KLCI) rising 2.96 points to 1,821.82 in early deals amid follow-through buying.

Eye on stock - SMRT Holdings

1 November 2014

SMRT Holdings Bhd suffered a relatively severe beating during the recent market rout, which witnessed its shares plunging to a five-month low of 53.5 sen on Oct 16 due to extended profit-taking selling pressure.

Ho Mei Sim ... one of the third top traders in the challenge.

Millenials taking part in KenTrade Trading Challenge show promise

1 November 2014

THE participation of “millenials” in the recently launched KenTrade Trading Challenge by Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd is seen as a great opportunity for Malaysia’s capital market.

A doctor tastes some bitter medicine

1 November 2014

DR LIM was 65 years old when he first came to see me. This was a man who had come from humble beginnings and had worked his way up determinedly to become an accomplished doctor.

Yeah Kim Leng

Seminar raises more questions about the state of property sector

1 November 2014

TWO common questions on the local property market... Will house prices ever come down? Is it better to buy now before GST?

The procurement goldmine

1 November 2014

GOLD is rare. More than 99.9% of the Earth’s crust is composed of oxides of silicon, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, potassium, titanium and phosphorus.

Optimising the eurozone

1 November 2014

THE eurozone is facing a bleak economic outlook, with growth remaining stagnant and the threat of deflation looming large.

Container cargo ships unloading containers at the Manila International Container Port. Developing Asia will remain the fastest-growing region in the world, the Asian Development Bank says. In South-East Asia, the bank cut its GDP growth forecast to 4.6% in 2014, from a projected 5% in April, with projections trimmed in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. - EPA

Global need – in search of growth

1 November 2014

IT’S already six years since the Great Recession. Yet the world economy remains stuck in the doldrums – set on a course that is uncertain and unsustainable.

1MDB’s bond-pricing logic puzzles

1 November 2014

FINALLY, 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has come out to defend itself against critics sniping away at the Government fund for going into various deals, ranging from paying high fees to investment banks and supposedly forking out a premium to acquire power plants.

The busmen’s blues

1 November 2014

That’s the tune we hear when regulation softens the ability to compete.

Coal boost for TNB

1 November 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) posted a 47% jump in net profit to RM1.36bil in the last quarter ended Aug 31 on higher sales and forex gains to lift full-year earnings to a record RM6.47bil.

Falling crude oil prices diminishes CPO appeal as alternative fuel

1 November 2014

CHEAPER crude oil prices in the international market is sapping demand for biodiesel made of blended edible oils. While mandated usage is rising at home on Government support, overcapacity issues continue to weigh on the industry.

O&G firms going ahead with spending and plans despite low oil prices

1 November 2014

WITH the oil and gas (O&G) sector being one of the crucial sectors for the Malaysian economy and stock market, the downward spiral of oil prices in the last four months have left many jittery.

One of MSM's refining facilities.

Sweeter outlook for MSM

1 November 2014

MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd, the country’s largest refined sugar producer with a 60% market share, is now ready to venture into the international arena, beginning with upstream ventures in Indonesia and Myanmar.

Abi Sofian

NCB tries to turn around its bleeding container haulage subsidiary

1 November 2014

PORT and logistics operator NCB Holdings Bhd is currently on recovery mode, following a challenging period dealing with bleeding haulage operations that has affected its profitability over the past two years.

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