Cecilia Kok

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25 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Loob to set up 10 corporate stores in China this year

SHANGHAI: Loob Holding plans to set up 10 corporate stores in China this year before franchising its Tealive bubble tea business to local entrepreneurs in the world’s second-largest economy.

Flagship store: Loo (left) and Saifuddin at the opening of the first Tealive outlet in China.
19 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

EPF: Can't be 'too adventurous' in a challenging 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Uncertainties worldwide will be the new norm as businesses adjust into 2019, and as far as the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is concerned, it is not a time for it to be “too adventurous.”

Stressing that the EPF is a long-term fund, CEO Tunku Alizakri Alias said that when markets head south, the EPF comes out to hunt.  “Don’t think because markets are bad, it’s necessarily a bad thing.  “It’s going to be challenging this year so let’s stick to what we know and let’s really hunt for the assets that will bring the returns."
16 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

How effective will the special volunteer disclosure programme be?

THIS is not the first time Malaysia is granting tax amnesty.

More effective: Sim says the current scheme will likely be more effective in recouping funds.
2 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

The worst may be over for Lotte Chemical

LOTTE Chemical Titan Holding Bhd appears to be in a tough spot. After posting its worst quarterly earnings since its initial public offering (IPO) about 1½ years ago, the petrochemical giant saw several brokerages cut their target prices for its shares and earnings forecasts for financial years ending Dec 31, 2019, and 2020.

26 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

The Hong Kong listing saga

Shell-company model being tested amid crackdown by authorities

19 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Is VSI oversold despite its volatile trading days?

VS Industry Bhd’s (VSI) stock continues to struggle with volatile trading after having fallen to its 3.5-year low towards the end of last year. But is the stock oversold?

16 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Tabung Haji shifts to buy more bonds, reduce equities

KUALA LUMPUR: Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) plans to shift to a more conservative asset allocation strategy by owning more bonds, while reducing its exposure to the equities market as part of its turnaround plan.

Datuk Seri Zukri Samat group managing director and Ceo of Tabung Haji speaks during a briefing on the progress of  Lembaga Tabung Haji's turnaround plan, seated on the right is Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan, chairman of risk, audit and management committee. - RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star
12 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Asean-5 to feel impact of global slowdown

MALAYSIA is not alone in facing the prospects of a slowing economy this year.

5 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Technology shares continue to fall in the new year

Technology stocks have had a rough start to the new year.

Still No. 1: At present, Samsung still commands the biggest global smartphone market share at 20.3% in the third quarter of 2018, followed by Huawei at 14.6%, Apple 13.2%, Xiaomi 9.7% and Oppo 8.4%. — AFP
1 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

A volatile 2018

FBM KLCI sheds 5.9%, its worst annual performance in 10 years.