Royce Tan

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17 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Construction counters drop as traders take profit

PETALING JAYA: Construction counters took a dip even as prospects of the sector looked positive following the revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.

13 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Asia’s deal-making Ong brothers

BLACK Monday, the Black Friday mini crash in 1989, the 1997 Asian financial crisis and the 2008 subprime crisis. Asia’s deal-making Ong brothers have come a long way to becoming household names in private equity.

Brothers in business: RRJ Capital bosses Richard Ong (left) and his brother Charles in front of their office in Hong Kong.
12 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Maybank has new ‘Carisma’

KUALA LUMPUR: Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) will be rolling out a new integrated system for businesses to better manage their assets, liabilities and risks.

11 Apr 2019 | 6:10 PM

Maybank to disburse RM50b mortgage, RM35b SME loans over next three years

KUALA LUMPUR: Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) is planning to disburse about RM50bil in mortgages and RM35bil in loans to the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector over the next three years.

Group president and CEO Datuk Abdul Farid Alias says the bank is planning to disburse about RM50bil in mortgages and RM35bil in loans to the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector over the next three years.
11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Counters linked to Lim Kang Hoo surge upwards

PETALING JAYA: Counters linked to “helicopter man” Tan Sri Lim Kang Hoo propelled upwards yesterday on the back of a potential revival of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project.

10 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Malaysia expected to meet 4.9% GDP growth

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is expected to meet its gross domestic product (GDP) growth target of 4.9% despite the challenges it faces.

9 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

HRDF officers had a gala time

EXCLUSIVE: PETALING JAYA: The ongoing clean-up of the abused Human Resources Development Fund revealed that a top executive and three deputies at the fund were lavished with salary increments and bonuses leading up to the last general election.

6 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Finally, Malvinder and Shivinder at odds with each other

THE controversial trails of brothers Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh, who were previously the major shareholders of Fortis Heathcare Ltd, dates back to more than a decade ago when they sold their family’s stake in a pharmaceutical company.

5 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

EPF, PNB not GLCs; only Khazanah, KWAP are: Shahril

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) should not be classified as government-linked investment companies (GLICs) because their source of funds is money from their members and has nothing to do with the government.

“When you actually look at the question of what is a GLC or GLIC, you have to be very clear on the definition of what really is a GLC.  “I was running the EPF and the point of view is that the EPF should not be a GLC. The source of funds of the EPF and PNB is actually the members’ money. It has nothing to do with the government,” Shahril (pic) said.
5 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

SMEs still not ready for fourth industrial revolution

KUALA LUMPUR: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia are not quite ready for the fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0), which could spell trouble as the world advances further.

Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming(pic) said many CEOs do not even know where to begin when the IR4.0 topic pops up.