Yvonne Tan

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1 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Maybank posts record profit, cautious on external uncertainties

KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s largest lender Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank), which saw for the first time ever its net profit breach the RM7bil level, remains “cautiously optimistic” moving forward owing mostly to the external environment.

Record performance: (from left) Farid , chairman Datuk Mohaiyani Shamsudin and Amirul sharing a light moment after the banking group’s press conference yesterday
12 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Malaysia needs structural reforms says global investor

KUALA LUMPUR: Penang-born Datuk Seri Cheah Cheng Hye (pic) who left Malaysia decades ago counts the middle-income trap, brain drain and high public service spending as current risks to the country.

Cheah(pic) thinks the local stock market could go up by between 5% to 10% this year while the ringgit, which has mostly been on an uptrend in recent times, is “still down quite a lot”, against the US dollar.
7 Feb 2018 | 12:39 PM

Markets routed

PETALING JAYA: A reality check is taking place across global markets after a steep fall on Wall Street that saw it lose 4.6% on Monday.

Asian bourses pounded after record drop on Wall Street
27 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Should dual-class shares be introduced in Malaysia?

THE issue of dual-class shares has come closer to home. Just about a week ago, Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) said it was jumping on the bandwagon, preparing to allow for the listing of such shares on its stock exchange.

Smiling billionaire: A file picture shows Alibaba founder Jack Ma smiling as he waited for trading to start at the New York Stock Exchange on Sept 19, 2014. The concept of dual-shares has gained traction in this part of the world largely due to this listing. — AFP
25 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Board needed for new-economy firms

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia should create a new board on its stock exchange specially for new-economy companies in order to “catch up” with countries like Hong Kong and Singapore, says a prominent fund manager.

“My argument is that it is unlikely that tech entrepreneurs or even those in advanced biological sciences would now list in Malaysia (following Hong Kong and Singapore’s moves) ...,” Cheah, a former financial journalist who now co-manages over US$16bil in global funds, told StarBiz in an exclusive interview.
22 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

More capital market activity seen for this year

PETALING JAYA: Capital market activities of “higher volumes” and “larger values” are expected this year on anticipation that the strong economic growth registered in the second half of 2017 will continue into this year, a banker said.

Maybank Investment Bank CEO Datuk John Chong(pic said deal flow in the equity capital market will be propped up by a few large transactions which were delayed in 2017 as well as several new deals which include initial public offerings, equity placements and rights issues.
17 Jan 2018 | 8:00 AM

D’nonce subject of takeover?

Sources say 'very serious' negotiations are taking place over a potential takeover exercise

17 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

D’nonce a takeover target?

KUALA LUMPUR: Penang-based D’nonce Technology Bhd, which returned to the black in its latest financial year, is said to be a target of a takeover exercise.

A D'nonce alarm system - Filepic
13 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Meda Inc to see major shareholding changes?

Property developer Meda Inc Bhd may see some changes to its current shareholding structure, including the possible emergence of a new substantial shareholder, sources say.

10 Jan 2018 | 3:11 PM

Meda Inc to see new shareholder?

PETALING JAYA: Property developer Meda Inc. Bhd may see the emergence of a new substantial shareholder in the company, say sources.

One of Meda Inc's completed projects is the mixed serviced apartment and commercial development known as The Arc @ Cyberjaya.