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An exciting but challenging journey

THE most difficult part of writing an article is the beginning. The first paragraph is the toughest. My mind is blank. Is this a good idea? Uncertainty sets in. I would light a cigar and let my mind wonder for the next 30 minutes. Brought back to reality by time constraint.

One for the album: Counters promoting Silkygirl products. The birth of Silkygirl was due to a strategic dispute with Wet ‘n Wild Cosmetics on how the brand should go forward.

Brexit – deal or no deal?

THE long-awaited vote on Brexit, which was supposed to take place on Tuesday, was effectively suspended after the British prime minister pulled the rug from under the United Kingdom’s Member of Parliaments (MPs) at the 11th hour in what was seen to be an act of cowardice of Theresa May, knowing that she does not have the support of the MPs to approve the EU-brokered Brexit deal by the parliament.

Lifeline for May: Theresa May arriving for an EU summit in Brussels yesterday. European Union leaders have offered May sympathy but no promises, as the British prime minister seeks a lifeline that could help her sell her Brexit divorce deal to a hostile UK parliament. — AP

Breaching a sacred trust

I WAS appalled to read the latest revelations concerning Tabung Haji. It is inconceivable that a fund which collects deposits from would-be pilgrims, and is charged with investing those funds for their benefit, should be the subject of accusations about improper dividend and bonus payouts because its liabilities exceed its assets.

MBM to see earnings lift from strong Perodua sales in 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: MBM Resources Bhd is expected to benefit from robust earnings from Perodua Bhd in 2019 as the carmaker rolls out exciting new model launches while maintaining strong demand for its existing models.

Eco World Devt core net profit above Bloomberg forecast

KUALA LUMPUR: Eco World Development Group's (EWDG) FY10/18 core net profit of RM167mIL, up 48% on-year, excluding RM96.6mil gain on disposal of a 40% stake in Eco Grandeur in FY17, was slightly below CIMB Equities Research's expectation at 94% of its forecast, but above Bloomberg consensus' at 105%.

Eco World Development Group has set a two-year sales target of RM6bil for FY19-20F

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