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Risen Jayaseelan

risen@thestar.com.my

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26 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Chinese online gaming group courts Green Packet for possible tie-up

PETALING JAYA: Green Packet Bhd has been identified by a Chinese online gaming group for a possible tie-up to pursue a game publishing business, sources said, adding that the Chinese group is also mulling a stake buy in Green Packet.

Green Packet’s start of its media play has been reportedly linked to the digitalisation efforts of terrestrial TV undertaken by MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd.  Last month after months of speculation, Green Packet bagged a contract to supply set-top boxes for MYTV Broadcasting for two years. MYTV is the company tasked by the Government to handle the free-to-air TV migration from the existing analog system to digital.
20 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Mexter’s healthcare business takes off

Company launching upscale confinement centre in TTDI

Upscale centre: Dr Yang, recently hired to spearhead Mexter’s healthcare division, says the company is setting up a ‘five-star’ confinement centre.
13 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Taxman scrutinises crypto exchanges

Rules gradually being enacted to clamp down or regulate trading of cryptocurrencies in some Asian countries

A man walks past a screen showing exchange rates of cryptocurrencies at an exchange in Seoul on December 20, 2017.A South Korean cryptocurrency exchange shut down on December 19, after losing 17 percent of its assets in a hacking -- its second cyberattack this year, with North Korea accused of being behind the first. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je
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27 Dec 2017 | 1:55 PM

GLC versus ‘GLC’ in broadband fight

The entry of little known outfit called Broadnet Network into Malaysia’s broadband scene has sent shockwaves into the industry.

Broadnet sends broadband market spinning
23 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Will Green Packet’s media play pay off?

IN Hong Kong, the media scene is abuzz with news of the revival of the city’s oldest TV station, Asia Television (ATV).

Growing market: OTT is experiencing explosive growth in many parts of the world, including Malaysia. Locally, Star Media Group recently celebrated the first year anniversary of its OTT content business dimsum, which focuses on Asian content and programmes from Asia.
2 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Bitcoin euphoria

EVERY morning, two nondescript stalls at a food court deep in Bandar Puchong Utama dish out Malaysian favourites such as curry mee and fish head noodles.

25 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Bubble or bargain?

Analysts question if tech giants will be able to maintain stellar earnings and justify their lofty values.

Tech rally: A file picture showing pedestrians walking past an electronic screen displaying the Hang Seng Index on Wednesday. Hong Kong's benchmark equity gauge rose above the 30,000 level for the first time in a decade as Tencent extended its rally and Chinese financial shares climbed. - Bloomberg
25 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Considering an ICO... then read this

Comment - By Risen Jayaseelan
You may get the green light if you have a solid business case for the use of digital currencies.

17 Nov 2017 | 1:29 PM

Considering an ICO? Then read this

INITIAL coin offerings (ICOs) are still the rage despite some regulators coming down hard on them and big names talking them down as just a big bubble or scam. The ICO euphoria is likely being fueled by the fact that despite all the negative news surrounding ICOs and cryptocurrencies, the price of bitcoins have kept soaring.

14 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Wong Engineering turning around

THE name Wong Engineering Corp Bhd may not ring a bell among most seasoned investors but the company, a manufacturer of high precision component parts for various industries, has undergone some notable changes of late.

More efficient: Wong Engineering‘s plant in Kulim, Kedah. The company’s improvement in financials is attributed mostly to cost improvement and better operational efficiency.

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