Isabelle Lai

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31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Customs Department goes into overdrive to dispel rumours

PETALING JAYA: Rumour has it that mas kahwin (dowry) or wang hantaran (gift) is subject to the GST.

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28 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Chua: JV parties to submit separate returns under GST

PUTRAJAYA: Landowners and property developers, who form joint ventures (JV) to develop land and sell the units, would need to register and submit separate returns under the goods and services tax (GST), said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong (pic).

27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

George Kent hit by job reschedule

PETALING JAYA: Engineering specialist George Kent (M) Bhd posted a net profit of RM8.3mil for its fourth quarter ended Jan 31, 2015, down 55.2% from RM18.5mil a year earlier.

26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Fresh interest in Imaspro

This is following emergence of low-profile businessman Yu as substantial shareholder

26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Suits withdrawn by parties

PETALING JAYA: Oil and gas services provider Tanjung Offshore Bhd has withdrawn its civil suit against director Tan Sri Tan Kean Soon (pic) and five others, while Kean Soon has dropped a suit against several directors and officials of the company.

25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Demand for healthcare seen to remain robust

PETALING JAYA: Healthcare demand will remain robust on the back of an ageing nation, increasing health awareness and improving economic well-being, but margins may come under pressure because of the goods and services tax (GST), said analysts.

KPJ Healthcare Bhd and IHH Healthcare Bhd expect input costs to increase by 2% to 4% when the GST kicks in on April 1.
24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Tie-up set to boost E&O clientele

PETALING JAYA: Eastern & Oriental Bhd’s (E&O) latest joint venture with Japan’s Mitsui Fudosan will see Malaysia’s first wellness-themed property project launched as well as spread further brand awareness about E&O in the Japanese property market, said analysts.

21 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Chew on different ground

Former OCBC banker adjusting to life in education and property with Paramount

Chew: ‘If you look at property and education, it’s not too different from banking.’
20 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Paramount game plan

PETALING JAYA: Property and education group Paramount Corp Bhd is aiming to achieve double-digit growth annually over the next five years.

Five more projects, he said, were expected to be launched by 2016, including another university college campus planned in Batu Kawan, Penang, which is targeted to start operations in 2019.  “That’s the only way to harvest the RM9.1bil gross development value (GDV) that we have. We are in the process of building capacity in terms of infrastructure and people,” Chew said. (Tue, 10. February 2015 file pic by The Star's Low Boon Tat shows Paramount Corporation Berhad group CEO Jeffrey Chew giveing a presentation on the new KDU University College campus at Utropolis in Glenmarie, Shah Alam.)
19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

EA to diversify business ops, eyes Cekap Air

PETALING JAYA: EA Holdings Bhd (EAH) is looking to acquire 20% equity interest in Cekap Air Sdn Bhd for RM47.04mil which will allow it to diversify its existing business operations into mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering and construction project management consultancy businesses.