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Eurozone growth can’t move beyond first gear

23 August 2014

NOT unlike most forecasters the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) mid-year update tells the same story of consistent over-estimations since 2009, in a long line of serial misjudgements.

Sideways consolidation

23 August 2014

Taking the cue from lower US peers, Bursa Malaysia kicked off the week on an easier note, with the FBM Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (FBM KLCI) declining a significant 3.11 points to 1,861.20, owing to an apparent profit-taking liquidation.

Adex contracts in July, breaking growth streak

23 August 2014

AFTER seven straight months of continuous, steady growth this year, total advertising expenditure (adex) in the country contracted for the first time in July, slipping 0.6% year-on-year to RM1.20bil.

Southeast Asian stocks: Indonesia falls, Thai near 15-month high, Malaysia up

23 August 2014

BANGKOK: Indonesia's benchmark index snapped a four-day rising streak on Friday amid selling in recently rallying large caps, while Thai shares eked out more gains to a near 15-month high as investors built positions in tourism-related stocks and retailers.

Wellcall expansion on track

23 August 2014

AFTER a one-year delay caused by land issues, industrial hose manufacturer Wellcall Holdings Bhd’s third factory, its largest investment to-date, is going full steam ahead.

Branding ban stalks debt-loaded Imperial Tobacco

23 August 2014

PLANS to outlaw branded cigarette packaging in Britain are hanging over Imperial Tobacco Group Plc as the company clings onto its investment-grade rating after announcing US$7bil of debt-financed acquisitions.

Dr Yu: ‘I’m a long-term investor in HLCap’

23 August 2014

THE market moves by veteran investor Datuk Dr Yu Kuan Chon always attract attention. After all, he has so far managed to outwit tycoon Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan via his strategic holding in Hong Leong Capital Bhd (HLCap) to block it from being taken private.

Lessons from MRT Corp CEO’s surprising resignation

23 August 2014

SOMEWHERE in cyberspace, a prominent Malaysian accountant posted this one-line observation on Tuesday: “It takes an accountant to demonstrate what accountability means.”

Global forex market

23 August 2014

TRADERS increased bets that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by July following minutes of the Fed’s July meeting and brightening US fundamentals helped power the US dollar to fresh 11-month peaks against a wide swath of rivals, including the euro.

Potential homebuyers looking at models of housing units at the Country Garden Danga Bay sales gallery in Johor Baru.

Build-then-sell in 2015?

23 August 2014

Such regulated model requires strong buy in from financial institutions in their commitment and willing adjustments for bridging financing during construction as well as the end financing for the purchase.

How will the GST affect rental income?

23 August 2014

There is bound to be some confusion on the effect of the goods and services tax (GST) on the rental income of properties once the value-added tax takes effect on April 1, 2015.

The PT Jawa Power generation plant

Bittersweet experiences for Malaysian investors

23 August 2014

INVESTING in Indonesia has proven to be a profitable venture for many Malaysian companies despite the inconsistency in terms of regulations.

Potential buyers visiting ECO World booth at Star Property Fair 2014 at G Hotel in Gurney Drive, Georgetown, Penang.
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24.07.2014

Another OPR hike: Too soon?

23 August 2014

Given the current economic challenges and a closer look at on-ground sentiments following recent inflationary pressures, such a hawkish expectation on further OPR hike should warrant some reconsideration.

Don’t be fooled by the high trading volume

23 August 2014

LAST week a broker got an order from a client who has not bought or sold shares for the past three years. The client, who is retired, placed an order to buy shares in Sumatec Resources Bhd at 61 sen.

From left: Folger, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong and vice-president for production plant Angel Legarda.

Mercedes to expand paint shop

23 August 2014

PEKAN: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd is expanding its paint shop at its completely-knocked-down (CKD) passenger car plant here at a cost of RM200mil.

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  1. Don’t be fooled by the high trading volume
  2. Lessons from MRT Corp CEO’s surprising resignation
  3. Large trades recorded on Bursa have no bearing on value-creation
  4. Indonesia policy risk
  5. The impact of GST on property
  6. Wellcall expansion on track
  7. DiGi makes Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies 2014 list
  8. AIA Public declares RM8.5mil surplus
  9. Grabbing a slice of a hot market
  10. Analysts upbeat on AirAsia

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