Cecilia Kok

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31 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Only RM25,000 per transaction soon

PETALING JAYA: In tightening the loopholes for money laundering and corruption, Bank Negara has slashed the maximum amount of cash that can be transacted through financial institutions by 50%.

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20 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Leong Hup’s much-awaited return to the stock market

IT was in February last year when Tan Sri Francis Lau Tuang Nguang – dubbed the “chicken king” – first revealed to StarBiz his plan to relist the company his family co-founded – Leong Hup International Bhd – by 2019 or 2020.

18 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Small gain in Malaysia's Global Competitiveness ranking

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia moved up one notch to the 25th spot out of 140 countries in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Global Competitiveness Report (GCR). Within Asia-Pacific, Malaysia was ranked eighth most competitive.

17 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Capital outflow from Malaysia and emerging markets stabilising

KUALA LUMPUR: Capital outflows from emerging markets (EM), including Malaysia, are expected to stabilise soon, as investors are now taking another look at beaten-down assets in these economies, according to Allianz SE.

Recovery seen: Heise says now may be an opportunity to shift a little bit back into EM and increase the portfolio share of EM which is regularly pretty low in most portfolios of institutional investors.
26 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Oil and gas still subject to volatility, players ‘tread cautiously’

PETALING JAYA: Despite the air of optimism sweeping over the oil and gas (O&G) industry amid rising oil prices, national energy company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) president and group CEO Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin believes that all players should still “tread cautiously”.

Major event: Wan Zulkiflee having a light moment with International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking at the 4th Malaysia Oil and Gas Services Exhibition and Conference at the KL Convention Centre
22 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Mi Equipment positive on the sector despite US-China trade war

Despite the growing uncertainties in the global economy, especially given the escalating trade war between China and the US, Mi Equipment Holdings Bhd remains optimistic on the prospects of the semiconductor industry.

Oh: Consumers will continue to buy gadgets and they can easily switch between brands.
31 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Taking a chance on yourself

MERDEKA is a day of national pride, celebrated each year with much pomp and pageantry.

Unhappiness with long meetings and a routine life made Datuk Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah take the initiative to form his own company. Today, he is among the 50 richest Malaysians.
18 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

YSP gains momentum on improving prospects in local market

SHARES of YSP Southeast Asia Bhd have gained momentum in recent weeks amid expectations that the generic drug manufacturer could see strong growth this year.

14 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

M'sian equities hit, ringgit lowest level in 10 months on Turkish troubles

PETALING JAYA: Joining a global sell-off, Malaysian equities took a hit while the ringgit slid to its lowest level since November, as fears climbed over a contagion from the currency crisis gripping Turkey

Malaysian and Asian markets feel heat from slide of lira and weakening euro. (A woman sits beside a digital billboard giving updates on various currencies and the Turkish stock exchange in Istanbul yesterday. - AFP)
11 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hartalega bets on anti-microbial gloves as the new game changer

About a decade ago, Hartalega Holdings Bhd created some new waves in the global glove industry.