Cecilia Kok

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25 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

US-China trade war intensifies

IT started with US President Donald Trump imposing tariffs on metal imports from China into the United States.

Electronic hit: Hikvision cameras in an electronic mall in Beijing. Shares in two top Chinese surveillance firms plunged on Wednesday following reports Washington is considering banning them from buying US components, just as the blacklisting of telecoms giant Huawei fanned their escalating tech war. — AFP
15 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

New income stream for TNB

KUALA LUMPUR: Utility giant Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is expected to see earnings contribution from the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) beginning next year.

President and CEO TNB Amir Hamzah Azizan (left) speaking at the press conference yesterday. With him are from Chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie and CFO Nazmi Othman (right). - Bernama
11 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Should you buy gold?

HARRIS Shah has been buying gold as an investment for the last eight years.

As good as gold: Gold refining and manufacturing bar in Argor-Heraeus SA in Mendrisio, Switzerland. Some investors favour gold as a ‘safe haven’ in times of economic uncertainty. — Reuters
4 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Frontken looks to grow footprint

FRONTKEN Corp Bhd, which already has a strong presence in Asia Pacific, is looking at expanding its playing field, with its sights set on Europe and the United States.

Uptrend: Frontken’s share price is one of the best performing on Bursa Malaysia this year.
28 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Malaysia not entering recession, not suffering deflation

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is neither entering a recession nor is it suffering from deflation despite tough economic conditions, Bank Negara says.

26 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Concerns raised about impending slower growth in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: While the Malaysian economy may not be as sluggish as initially feared, there is little optimism that the country will be able to do better than last year.

Bursa Malaysia, meanwhile, tracked the global sell-off as sentiment for equities soured, with losses on index-linked counters pushing the market barometer FBM KLCI to close lower by 17.51 points, or 1.05% at 1649.15.  On the bright side, the latest LI figures indicate that Malaysia’s economic performance will improve between May and July this year.
14 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Market expected to consolidate in the short term

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s equity market is expected to remain in a consolidation phase for at least until the end of June this year.

According to UOB Asset Management (M) Bhd (UOBAM), the benchmark FBM KLCI will likely be range-bound between 1,650 and 1,700 points over this consolidation phase before the uptrend resumes
13 Mar 2019 | 3:36 PM

Malaysian stock market to stay in consolidation phase till 2H19

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s equity market is expected to remain in a consolidation phase for at least until the end of June this year.

2 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

The Apex saga deepens

TWO major developments relating to Apex Equity Holdings Bhd’s proposed merger with Mercury Securities Sdn Bhd took place over the week, effectively placing ACE Investment Bank Ltd in a quandary.

26 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Govt to facilitate companies expanding overseas

SHANGHAI: The government will work on a programme to help accelerate the overseas expansion of Malaysian entrepreneurs, according to Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (pic).

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail opening the first outlet of Tealive in China in Shanghai on Sunday Feb 24. From left to right: Malaysian Trade Commissioner in Shanghai Tuan Syed Mohamad Fairus Shaik Ismail, Loob Holding Sdn Bhd CEO Bryan Loo, Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Malaysian Consul-General in Shanghai Hew Tse Hou and Chairman of Malaysian Franchise Association Datuk Haji Radzali Hassan