Daljit Dhesi

Recent and archived articles by Daljit Dhesi

29 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Liquidity rules extension to lower banks’ funding costs

PETALING JAYA: The extension period for the adoption of the net stable funding ratio (NSFR) to 2020 is good news for banks, as it will lower funding costs and improve net interest margins (NIMs) which have been impacted by deposit competition.

Buying time: With the one-year extension period given by Bank Negara to allow banks to adopt the NSFR requirement, analysts expect some banks to put their house in order in terms of funding practices.
15 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Titijaya upbeat about long-term prospects, aims for RM500mil sales

PETALING JAYA: Titijaya Land Bhd, which is bullish about its long-term earnings prospect, is targeting RM500mil in total sales for the financial year ending June 30, 2019 (FY19) due to new property launches.

13 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Putra Brand Awards receives record response

Brand research sample covers over 7,000 interviews

12 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Declining trend in gross issuance for MGS and GII papers

PETALING JAYA: Total outstanding Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) and Government Investment Issues (GII) came in lower for the first time in September since February this year.

6 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Star Media aims to maintain lead amid industry challenges

The disruption in the media industry has taken the sector by storm. Leading pay-TV operator Astro saw its second quarter profit sink by 93% due to higher content costs. A couple of mainstream media players are in financial distress. Star Media Group has embarked on a transformation journey to stay lean and profitable. The group’s chief operating officer Roy Tan and chief content officer Esther Ng reveal how this will be done.

Content strength: Tan and Ng in discussion about a transformation exercise to stay ahead of the game and ensure the sustainability of the business.
6 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

UM’s award-winning formula

The key is a great team with novel and unique ideas

Winning combo: Amit (second from left) and Bala (right) with the exco members of IPG Mediabrands after bagging the Agency of the Year award 2018 at the MMA event.
3 Oct 2018 | 4:42 PM

Kenanga Research maintains "outperform" call on Gamuda amid mega infrastructure project reviews

KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga Research is maintaining its “outperform” call on Gamuda Bhd in spite of the negative sentiment in the construction sector and cost reviews of mega infrastructure projects.

3 Oct 2018 | 3:01 PM

Bank Negara issues guidance on value-based banking

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara has issued guidance documents to encourage the nation’s Islamic financial institutions to adopt a value-based system to generate positive social impact, while helping to propel the industry into a new growth pathway.

3 Oct 2018 | 2:28 PM

Top Glove to perform better in Q4 FY18 on lower raw material prices and stronger US dollar

KUALA LUMPUR: Top Glove Corp Bhd is expected to turn in an overall better set of results for its fourth quarter financial year 2018 (Q4 FY18) amid the legal dispute the glove maker is embroiled in.

1 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

CIMB Islamic to boost earnings

Sukuk champion to focus on customer-centric propositions

Competitive sector: Rafe says the bank has to compete with other players to meet higher consumer expectations in the traditional and digital spaces.