Yvonne Tan

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26 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Green shoots of construction revival

A slew of contracts is given out, but is it enough to spur the sector?

Getting back on track: The construction sector is still in a state of flummox, there will be a lot of re-tendering. It will take time to come back on track.
19 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

What ails the IPO market

INITIAL public offerings (IPOs) on the local bourse are increasingly losing their shine.

7 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Asia Poly to go into food and beverage

PETALING JAYA: ACE Market firm Asia Poly Holdings Bhd plans to venture into the food and beverage (F&B) industry.

New business: A worker mans a production line at Asia Poly’s plant in Klang. The company, which for a long time had solely been in the manufacture and sales of acrylic products had a few years ago, under a new management, decided to diversify its earnings base.
15 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Winners and losers

CONSUMER stocks look set to finish top of the gainers’ list while oil and gas counters could wrap up the year being the biggest losers on Bursa Malaysia.

8 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Keeping with the times

Maybank Singapore CEO says lender is conscious of the fact that if it does not evolve, it will basically ‘disappear.’

Lee: If we pay up, we will get the FDs but that will increase our funding cost ... we compete if we have to but what we want to do is be a bit more creative.
24 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Foreign worker migration overhaul

THE management of foreign worker migration processes has long been a contentious issue largely because of many unnecessary layers and costs. Rendered helpless, the biggest victims are often the workers who, based on official data, already number more than a million in the country.

Billion-ringgit deals: Observers say the revamp of the foreign workers migration industry should not lead to a monopoly and that contracts should be given out in a transparent manner.
23 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Another round of GLC shake-ups

PETALING JAYA: A fresh wave of change at government-linked outfits appears to be happening, with at least two chief executive officers (CEOs) being rumoured to leave their respective organisations in the near future

12 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Foreign insurance listings off?

PETALING JAYA: Plans by overseas insurers to list their Malaysian units in order to comply with foreign ownership rules here, appear to be off.

13 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

AmBank ups investment banking ante

Smallish lender is confident it can punch above its weight with the right strategy

Transformation plan: Sulaiman posing with Soo for the interview. Sulaiman says AmInvestment wants to be top three in all areas within investment banking.
8 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Khazanah to see foreign appointments

PETALING JAYA: State-owned investment arm Khazanah Nasional Bhd could see some foreign appointments to its board of directors as part of its strategy to tap on diverse expertise.

Sources say one of these appointments could be that of a Chinese national who is the founder of one of China’s largest artificial intelligence firms which also happens to have the backing of e-commerce giant, Alibaba.  It it materialises, the appointment would also largely be in line with Khazanah’s emphasis on Chinese investments, one source points out.