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Business 15 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Lower car taxes to balance high fuel costs

Although crude oil prices continued to climb after petrol prices were raised early last month, petrol prices are unlikely to be increased again due to the unpopularity of such a move.

Business 15 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Inflation rather than rate hike worries bond market

Bond market analysts do not expect Bank Negara to raise interest rates at its July 25 monetary policy meeting and see the lacklustre bond market as affected more by the topical issues of inflation and windfall tax.

Business 14 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Firm to repeat success in Indonesia

UNITED Plantations Bhd is undergoing a major expansion into oil palm plantations in Indonesia after 100 years of solid presence in Malaysia.

Business 12 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Govt needs a re-look at windfall levy for IPPs

IT is difficult at this stage to ascertain which option would be better for independent power producers (IPPs) - paying the windfall tax or renegotiating power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Business 12 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Windfall tax seen hitting fund raising

The recent 30% windfall tax that was imposed on independent power producers (IPPs) should be reviewed because of the wider implications it will have on capital markets.

Nation 12 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

400,000 smallholders to benefit from levy exemption

Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Peter Chin welcomed the news that oil palm smallholders with plantations of 40ha and below would be exempted from paying windfall profit levy, saying an estimated 400,000 smallholders throughout the country would benefit from the exemption.

Business 12 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Tax will reduce IPPs’ cash reserves

The 30% windfall tax on independent power producers (IPPs), effective July 1, will result in lower cash reserves following the obligations of servicing senior debt and meeting the requirements of reserve accounts.

Business 11 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Industries get 70% discount on gas (updated)

Industries will enjoy a 70% discount on the market price of gas beginning July 1. The discount will be gradually reduced over 11 years by 5% to 10% until it reaches market price.

Business 11 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

CIMB chief urges review of IPP windfall tax

CIMB group chief executive Datuk Seri Nazir Razak has urged the Government to review the 30% windfall tax that has been imposed on the independent power producers (IPPs) because of the wider impact the tax will have on the capital markets in the country.

Business 10 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Windfall tax will reduce IPP’s cash flow

Affected independent power producers (IPP) will face reduced project returns and lowered debt servicing ability if the Windfall Profit Levy (Electricity) Order 2008 is implemented, says Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd (MARC).