David Tan

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20 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Good time to snap up a home

THE transactions of residential properties in Penang are expected to increase to 12,517 in 2018 from 12,090 in 2017, due to the increase in the purchasing power of the people following the zerorisation of the GST, according to Raine & Horne Malaysia.

Visitors checking out Ideal Property Group’s Queens Waterfront project during the property fair. The first phase of the project is over 70 sold. — Photos: GARY CHEN and CHAN BOON KAI/The Star
19 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Embrace technology to grow your wealth’

GEORGE TOWN: Embrace technology and not run away from it, as it can cut down the time you need to grow your wealth, says PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Michael Tio.

The way forward: Tio speaking at the SOBA lab 2018 with (from left) moderator Branding Association of Malaysia president Datuk Eric Chong, Khairan and Chung looking on.
16 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Drop in resin prices set to benefit SLP Resources this year

KULIM: The drop in resin prices will help SLP Resources Bhd grow its gross margins and profits in 2018 with a double-digit percentage improvement over 2017.

The resin price of high density polyethylene has dropped from about US$1,450 per tonne in April to US$1,350 per tonne presently. “The decrease has contributed to lower raw material costs for plastic packaging materials, while maintaining a competitive selling price,” group managing director Kelvin Khaw(insetpic) told StarBiz.
11 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Grooming state to be logistics hub

A STRONG logistics network is necessary to spur the growth of investments in the state.

Chow (left) receiving a contribution for Tabung Harapan from ICCL group of companies director Datuk Dr Mohd Nordin Mohd Nor (right). With them are (from second left) Guan Eng and ICCL managing director Kevin Lim. — Bernama
9 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Eonmetall plans to invest RM100mil in steel racking and M&E ops

GEORGETOWN: Eonmetall Group Bhd is investing more than RM100mil this year and 2019 in its steel racking and machinery and equipment (M&E) business.

9 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Astino’s RM60mil plant to be ready by end-2018

SUNGAI BAKAP: Astino Bhd’s new RM60mil plant, its eighth in the country, will be ready by end-2018 so that it can tap into the growing market for construction materials in 2019.

6 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Long wait for rehired hands’ permits

GEORGE TOWN: Some 40% of members of the Penang Master Builders & Building Materials Dealers Association claim they have not received working permits for their foreign workers although the deadline for the rehiring programme has ended on June 30.

4 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

FoundPac expects contract value to increase by at least 10%

GEORGE TOWN: FoundPac Group Bhd expects the contract value of its high-precision engineering components to increase by at least 10% over the next two years to about RM40mil, riding on the global growth of home appliance products and semiconductor equipment spending.

2 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Suiwah to expand online shopping platform

GEORGE TOWN: Suiwah Corp Bhd is planning to expand its online shopping platform to drive the group’s growth in 2019 and beyond.

Internet savvy: Hwang says Suiwah already has a portal to sell grocery store products.
25 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

PIE embarks on biggest expansion plan

SEBERANG JAYA: PIE Industrial Bhd is embarking on its biggest expansion exercise ever.

PIE managing director Alvin Mui showing some of the industrial electronics products manufactured by the group. - Filepic