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Zunaira Saieed

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Recent and archived articles by Zunaira Saieed

11 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

TDM in transformation mode

Plantation and healthcare company eyes a place in the top 100 of Bursa Malaysia

8 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Plantation players ask govt to allocate funds for biodiesel subsidies

PUTRAJAYA: The latest addition to the plantation industry players’ Budget 2019 wish list is for the government to allocate funds for palm oil-based biodiesel subsidies.

“Some of the proposals are workable and can be implemented. We will also have an inter-ministry engagement prior to any announcements to be made,” Kok(centre) told a media briefing after a closed-door Budget 2019 consultation session with industry stakeholders(pic) at her office here yesterday.
23 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Plantation, construction firms support wage policy

KUALA LUMPUR: The plantation and construction sectors are supportive of the higher minimum wage policy but want the new government to review some of the heavy taxes and foreign worker levies imposed on the industry players.

Extra facilities: The Malaysian Palm Oil Association has appealed to the Primary Industries Ministry to consider RM1,100 as the minimum wage rate because most planters have to provide additional services and facilities for their estate workers
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5 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Market to recover with clarity

PETALING JAYA: After days of losses amid foreign outflows in the past month or so, recovery could be in sight for the local bourse.

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29 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

FGV probes past deals

KUALA LUMPUR: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV), which has obtained approval to change its name to FGV Holdings Bhd, is undertaking independent forensic audit investigations into its past investments, which are likely to be concluded within the next two months.

One of the ongoing investigations is the group’s investment in London-listed Asian Plantations Ltd (APL), which is currently being conducted by a legal firm in London, particularly on the valuation of the land, said FGV chairman Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid (pic) at a media conference after its AGM and EGM.
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28 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

TA Global delays property launches amid soft real estate market

KUALA LUMPUR: TA Global Bhd is delaying the launch of three residential and mixed-development property projects worth RM5.5bil to next year, mainly due to the soft property market.

Tiah: The delay in the projects for this year is mainly due to the oversupply of properties in the market.
11 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Experts suggest ways to raise revenue

KUALA LUMPUR: Raising money should be on top of the Government’s agenda as it figures out how to repay the mammoth RM1 trillion worth of debt that it has uncovered since winning the 14th General Election.

8 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

TM faces potential risks from broadband price cuts

PETALING JAYA: Although there is an expectation of smooth transition in Telekom Malaysia’s (TM) top leadership, there are concerns over the risks to the company from regulatory driven broadband price reduction.

Neutral stance: Research houses are ‘neutral’ on Bazlan due to his familiarity with the business for almost 13 years and strong internal staff support.
7 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

ECRL-linked construction stocks up

KUALA LUMPUR: Following expectations of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) not being shelved, stocks of construction companies linked to the rail project rebounded yesterday.

4 Jun 2018 | 1:38 PM

Support for Pakatan to postpone pledges to maintain fiscal deficit

PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s action to postpone the five pledges of Pakatan Harapan should be applauded as it seeks to maintain the fiscal deficit of 2.8%, says Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam.

Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam:  “The debt management will improve considerably with the postponement of the five pledges."

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