Daniel Khoo

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3 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

IJM: Govt jobs coming; with new govt 'know-how more important than know-who'

PETALING JAYA: IJM Corp Bhd, which is a current beneficiary of government-linked infrastructure contracts said that the review of government jobs by the present administration will actually be a good thing in the longer run.

IJMs CEO and MD Datuk Soam Heng Choon noted that the company also sourced jobs from private sector for growth.  “I think there will still be (government) projects in Malaysia, even though there has been a slowdown in the last two to three months due to the review in projects.
31 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

RHB aims for record year

KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Bank Bhd, the country’s fourth-largest bank by asset size, is hoping to achieve a record year for financial year 2018 (FY18), driven by growth in its various business segments

Dato Khairussaleh Ramli group managing director of RHB Banking group (left) and Syed Ahmad Taufik Albar Group chief financial officer RHB banking group at the briefing yesterday.
31 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

New Malaysia should push for meritocracy

Founded in 1994, Westports has helped grow the port business in Malaysia, where its drive to continue improving productivity has seen it ranked among the top five most productive ports in the world.

Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam.
30 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

CIMB sees record year, H2 results seen to be same as H1 or better

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, the country’s second-largest lender by asset size, is bullish on 2018 and expects a record year in terms of profit.

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Group Chief Executive Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz (left) and CIMB Group Chief Financial Officer Shahnaz Jammal with the 1st Half Financial Year 2018 Results report at Menara CIMB yesterday
29 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

IJM puts off toll-listing, awaits clarity from govt

PETALING JAYA: IJM Corp Bhd is putting off its plans to list its toll division pending greater clarity from the government, said CEO and managing director Datuk Soam Heng Choon (pic).

IJM Corporation Berhad Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director Datuk Soam Heng Choon (centre) with IJM Corporation Berhad Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Deputy Managing Director Lee Chun Fai (left) and IJM Corporation Berhad Chief Financial Officer Cyrus Eruch Daruwalla (right) at the 35th Annual General Meeting and Media briefing in Subang Jaya, yesterday. - MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star
25 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Environmental concerns can pose long-term threat to plastic companies

PLASTIC and packaging companies which have benefited from the general demand for plastics due to convenience sake may potentially face a growing backlash as environmental concerns gather momentum.

24 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Bursa rallies despite trade war

PETALING JAYA: Bursa Malaysia appears unperturbed by recent events of a trade war between the United States and China kicking in and the slower economic growth projected for the year following Bank Negara’s gross domestic product (GDP) announcement last Friday.

23 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Big 2’ probe still on

KPMG and Deloitte being investigated over 1MDB accounts

17 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

TPG Capital back in Malaysian healthcare scene

KUALA LUMPUR: US-based private equity (PE) fund TPG Capital Asia is back in the Malaysian healthcare scene with a stake in Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL).

16 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Central banks defend currencies as they fall

Currencies continue to face downward pressure from S. Africa to China

Bank Indonesia governor Perry Warjiyo reacts before a media briefing at Bank Indonesia headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia August 15, 2018. - Reuters