Daniel Khoo

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27 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Ramsay Sime Darby eyes portfolio expansion

Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Sdn Bhd (RSDH), the 50% joint venture company of Sime Darby Bhd, is eyeing a strong expansion in Malaysia and the region.

Brown: We are looking at how we can grow the three hospitals in Malaysia and we have also just recruited a mergers and acquisitions manager.
25 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Tech stocks tumble on Bursa Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: Technology stocks on Bursa Malaysia fell after several companies within the wider supply chain that operate overseas indicated some weakness in demand and saw their shares falling.

20 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Rubber glove maker Supermax sees future in lenses

AT a time when the rubber glove industry is expanding with demand still outstripping supply, Supermax Corp Bhd’s move to diversify into another unrelated industry to manufacture contact lenses appears to be quite unconventional.

18 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Marketing to weigh on Supermax’s lens ops

KUALA LUMPUR: Heightened marketing costs may keep profits at Supermax Corp Bhd’s latest contact lenses business at bay for the time being.

Thai: If I am planning to go to 165 countries, I will need to spend quite a bit of money on advertising and promotion."
16 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Malaysian market sentiment still weak after week-long losses

PETALING JAYA: Sentiment on the local bourse remained fragile yesterday, with regional bourses extending their sharp fall at the start of the trading week.

Other Asian markets also traded in negative territory yesterday.  Among other notable indices, Japan’s Nikkei 225 tumbled 1.87% to 22,271.30, South Korea’s Kospi Index fell 0.77% to 2,145.12, China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange declined 1.49% to 2568.09 and Singapore’s Straits Times Index dropped 0.76% to 3045.97.
13 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Light at the end of the tunnel for MRT2

Solutions in sight in the MMC-Gamuda versus MoF impasse

Arriving at a compromise: Analysts are encouraged by the highly conciliatory tone by the MMC-Gamuda JV’s statement as this may pave the way for an amicable solution.
12 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

October rout

PETALING JAYA: Asian equities, including Malaysia, were struggling to keep their heads above water in a sea of red following an overnight steep fall in the US markets, which clearly shocked complacent investors.

11 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

A budget surplus can change ringgit’s fortunes

Fund manager says investors want to put more money into Malaysia

Ambrose: Malaysia used to be a quarter of the Asia ex-Japan index in the 1990s, but now the KL market is about 2 plus.
9 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

MMC-Gamuda holds out for solution

PETALING JAYA: The MMC-Gamuda joint venture (JV) is holding out for an amicable settlement with the government in regard to the mass rapid transit phase two (MRT2) project.

Under review: MMC-Gamuda was given the mandate to see the completion of the MRT2 as the project delivery partner in February 2014. However after the change in government in May this year, the project came under review.
9 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Gamuda, MMC shares fall

PETALING JAYA: Gamuda Bhd and MMC Corp Bhd’s shares tanked, following the government’s announcement that its joint-venture (JV) company had been terminated as the contractor for the underground portion of the Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 (MRT2) project.