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Sharidan M Ali

sharidan@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Sharidan M Ali

Not-so-sweet ride for sugar refiners

25 March 2017

BESIEGED by the spike in global raw sugar prices, most local sugar-refining players are not expecting a sweet ride this year, as their margins will continue to be squeezed by rising costs of production on the back of the weaker ringgit against the US dollar.

Bursa cools after warning from exchange and weak US market

23 March 2017

PETALING JAYA: A combination of a warning from the regulators on the unsustainable trading activities on Bursa Malaysia, together with a weak performance of the US stock market, saw cautious trading at the local stock exchange.

Silk Holdings to boost marine logistics business

22 March 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Silk Holdings Bhd intends to utilise more than 50% or about RM200mil of the proceeds from the sale of its unit Sistem Lingkaran-Lebuhraya Kajang Sdn Bhd, the concession holder of Silk Highway, to strengthen its marine logistics business.

Construction and property stocks rally

22 March 2017

PETALING JAYA: Construction and property counters rallied led by George Kent (M) Bhd that hit another all-time high consecutively in two days as the sector is poised for an upcycle going forward this year. The timing was good for George Kent which climbed to RM3.59, up 36 sen with 8.5 million shares traded yesterday.

Ethical advertising and F&B owners

18 March 2017

MALAYSIAN Advertisers Association (MAA) is appealing to all food and beverages brand owners, especially the small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), to be aware of self-regulatory guidelines on public health when promoting their products.

Top Glove to spend less on capex in FY18

17 March 2017

PETALING JAYA: Top Glove Corp Bhd is looking at lower capital expenditure (capex) for the financial year ending Aug 31, 2018 (FY18) after spending a lot more in building up capacity in FY17.

MISC: It will be survival of the fittest

11 March 2017

MISC Bhd is still cautious when it comes to expansion and its growth of assets will only be propelled by secured long-term employment or contracts despite the stabilising oil price.

UBM Malaysia merges with MES

3 March 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: UBM Malaysia and Malaysian Exhibition Services (MES) have announced a merger to solidify their leading position in the business-to-business event organiser landscape.

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