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Big-time investor: The EPF receives on a monthly basis about RM2bil from its members to be invested for their retirement needs.

Can EPF maintain its good returns?

WHEN the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) declares its annual dividend to members, the one thing that usually resonates is the chorus of grumbles.

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Do you save enough for retirement?

Financial planners believe the minimum basic savings revised by EPF may not be enough.

First woman AG: Madinah receiving her letter of appointment from Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa. – Bernama

New Auditor-General’s demanding mandate

TODAY is only the third day of Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad’s two-year term as Auditor-General (AG). And yet, there is already scepticism out there about her ability to do the job well.

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Growth strategy: Shahril says EPF is keen on growing its exposure in other asset classes as well as increasing its equity investments overseas.

How the EPF stacks up against other funds

BY almost any measure, the returns delivered by the Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) investment managers over the past decade would be considered as “supernormal” – or profits that consistently exceed initial, conservative expectations.

25 February 2017 | 12:00AM |

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Undervalue no more

RISING cost of living amid the weakening ringgit has been the talking point of many Malaysians for a while now.

25 February 2017 | 12:00AM |

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Interesting IPO options

THE stock market sentiment may be dreary, but they say it is going to be a year of initial public offerings (IPOs).

25 February 2017 | 12:00AM |

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Weak indicators suggest correction

REVIEW: In the absence of strong leads from the US, Bursa Malaysia got off to a subdued start to the week, with the FBM KLCI dropping 1.51 points to 1,706.17.

25 February 2017 | 12:00AM |

Market Trend

The benchmark S&P 500 has surged 10 percent since Trump's Nov. 8 election, with optimism running high over the Republican administration's domestic proposals, including plans to reform taxes paid by businesses.  But there have been few specifics so far, and some investors believe Trump may need to provide more than just generalities when he gives his first major presidential address on Tuesday. (U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 24, 2017. - REUTERS)

The Week ahead: Record-setting stock rally faces test in Trump speech

NEW YORK: U.S. President Donald Trump's planned economic agenda has fanned the flames for Wall Street's record-setting run, but some investors worry that his first major address to Congress next week risks dousing it if his plans look slow to execute or are overly vague.

25 February 2017 | 10:41AM |

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Europe's broad FTSEurofirst 300 index ended 0.8 percent lower at 1,458.64 for a weekly loss of 0.1 percent. Europe's broad FTSEurofirst 300 index ended 0.8 percent lower at 1,458.64 for a weekly loss of 0.1 percent. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 46 nations, fell 0.3 percent, to 445.32. It reached an all-time peak at 447.67 on Thursday.  On Wall Street, however, the Dow Jones Industrial Average extended its winning streak to 11 sessions, the longest since 1987, and the S&P 500 rebounded from earlier losses. The Nasdaq Composite erased an earlier drop, paring its weekly loss.  The Dow ended up 11.44 points, or 0.05 percent, at 20,821.76; the S&P 500 closed 3.53 points, or 0.15 percent, higher at 2,367.34 and the Nasdaq finished up 9.80 points, or 0.17 percent, to 5,845.31.

Global stocks cool, bonds heat up as Trump optimism pauses

NEW YORK: Major global stock markets lost ground on Friday as investors scaled back bets U.S. President Donald Trump's policies would promote faster economic growth and instead favoured perceived safer assets such as bonds and gold.

25 February 2017 | 6:35AM |

Stocks

Interesting IPO options

THE stock market sentiment may be dreary, but they say it is going to be a year of initial public offerings (IPOs).

25 February 2017 | 12:00AM |

short position

Eye on stock: TH Plantations

SOON after finding a shelter at a near eight-year low of RM1.05 on Nov 9, last year following a prolonged bearish phase, TH Plantations Bhd (TH Plant; Code: 5112) shares staged a steep rally in an attempt to recover.

25 February 2017 | 12:00AM |

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Treasury Pulse

The US Dollar Index experienced increasing selling pressure this week, erasing gains made earlier in the week to close at 101.00 amid the Fed’s less hawkish FOMC minutes and US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s failure to unveil further details on the ”phenomenal” tax reform promised by President Trump.

25 February 2017 | 12:00AM |

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Survey shows consumer confidence down at end-2016

THE Malaysian consumer confidence ended 2016 on a gloomy note as the index dipped five points from third quarter to 84 percentage points (pp) in the fourth quarter of last year, according to the latest Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending.

25 February 2017 | 12:00AM |

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Growth strategy: Shahril says EPF is keen on growing its exposure in other asset classes as well as increasing its equity investments overseas.

How the EPF stacks up against other funds

BY almost any measure, the returns delivered by the Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) investment managers over the past decade would be considered as “supernormal” – or profits that consistently exceed initial, conservative expectations.

25 February 2017 | 12:00AM |

epf

Undervalue no more

RISING cost of living amid the weakening ringgit has been the talking point of many Malaysians for a while now.

25 February 2017 | 12:00AM |

My point

RHB eyes higher loan growth

KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Banking Group (RHB) is projecting higher gross loan and financing growth of 5% this year compared with the 2% registered in the previous financial year.

25 February 2017 | 12:00AM |

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