Daniel Khoo

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19 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Lim: New financing guarantee scheme to spur SMEs

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will increase access financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through a new financing guarantee scheme worth RM2bil via Syarikat Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan Bhd (SJPP).

Launching ceremony of the New Government Guarantee Schemes under 2019 Budget Initiative by Syarikat Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan Berhad(SJPP) Guest of honour - Lim Guan Eng (L4) with him are ( from left to Right) UOB ED Raymond Chui, Maybank Islamic Berhad DCEO Nor Shahrizan, RHB Bank GMD Datuk Khairussaleh Ramli, SJPP Principal Officer Chen Yin Heng, SME Bank Group President Aria Putera Ismail, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad Head of Business Banking Malaysia Raj Tatavarthy, UOB(M) Berhad EDS DC Lim, Vice President of Business Banking Sean Tan.
16 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Poser over MNRB’s dividend payments

Analyst: Improved liquidity profile seen from sukuk issuance

14 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

TNB in focus due to high coal prices

PETALING JAYA: The profitability of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) hinges on what the government decides on the imbalance cost pass-through (ICPT) mechanism in the next tariff review.

Coal prices, which had touched a high of almost US$120 per tonne in the middle of last year, have now moved down from that level and are now at US$95.65 per tonne. The price is still well above the US$75-per-tonne reference price that was set by the government then.(Filepic shows TNB's coal powered generator station at Manjung.)
31 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Bursa Malaysia sees more IPOs this year

CEO: It will be much better compared to last year

Bursa's CEO Tajuddin Atan (right) and Rosidah Baharom, chief financial officer at the briefing on Bursa earnings yesterday. - Afique Yusoff/The Star
30 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Astro shares down despite reports on Android TV boxes

PETALING JAYA: Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd’s share price declined by 2 sen despite reports that the government might regulate and possibly ban Android TV boxes.

Astro  is perceived to be the biggest gainer should there be an intervention by the government on this matter, according to analysts.
29 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

MITI confident FDI in 2019 will surpass last year’s levels

PETALING JAYA: International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking is upbeat on higher inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country this year compared with 2018.

Attracting talents: Goh (left) giving a tour of the new Grab centre to Leiking. Goh says it will spearhead the development of an in-house pool of professionals.
26 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Syarikat Takaful moves ahead of the curve

THE insurance industry has the potential to grow if economic factors allow it and the attitude of people towards such services changes.

24 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

SBL seen adding liquidity to Bursa Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: Launched in 2007 and refined in 2009, the securities borrowing and lending (SBL) facility which was provided to institutional investors, is now available to retail investors.

Affin Hwang Capital SBL equity finance senior associate director Karu Ramesh Kumar said there were several key benefits of the SBL for the masses.  “SBL improves secondary market activity. It enables tighter transactions spreads of securities prices in the secondary market while allowing for trades to be settled without fail. Another benefit is that it generates recurring fee income for our customers,” Karu said in his presentation during the launch.
23 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Property overhang: No need for govt to step in

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no need for the government to step in to help resolve the property overhang caused by high inventory levels for the time being, according to Standard Chartered Bank Research (Stanchart Research).

Standard chartered's cheif economist, Asean and South Asia Edward Lee ( left) and Head of ASA Fx Research at Standard Chartered Divya Devesh ( right) during the media briefing on Global Research. - NORAFIFI EHSAN/The Star-
18 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Securities borrowing and lending for retail investors

KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Investment Bank (Affin Hwang IB) has launched its securities borrowing and lending (SBL) facility for retail investors and is initially targeting to achieve RM50mil in securities lending in 2019.

Latest offering: Maimoonah and Tajuddin hitting the gong to mark the launch of Affin Hwang IB’s securities borrowing and lending facility for retail investors