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Corporate News 14 Dec 2015 | 2:46 AM

Alibaba agrees on $266mil acquisition deal with South China Morning Post

SHANGHAI: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has agreed on a HK$2.06 billion ($265.8 million) deal to acquire the South China Morning Post and other media assets of SCMP Group Ltd <0583.HK>, the newspaper group said in a statement on Monday.

Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Purchasing power stifled by labour market distortions

IT’S not about Malaysians not wanting to take up 3D (dirty, dangerous and demeaning) jobs, neither is it due to Malaysia’s graduates being picky and uninterested in certain sectors and jobs. The other usual argument put forth has been the mismatch of skills, expectations, attitude as well as lack of proficiency in the English language. But what truly ails the Malaysian labour force is two significant elements.

Business 09 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Look to Twitter, not Google for investment tips

THE Google-curated Internet is full of sound and fury amounting to little, but the Twitterverse, it seems, knows what it is talking about.

Advertising & Media 03 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Global media agency in the making

In the second part of an interview with SCMP, Ma says he envisions the newspaper to leverage on Alibaba’s technology and resources.

Analyst Reports 16 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM

Coming from Greece, I guess it’s OK

AFTER 56 years, I have been duly informed by a taxi driver that the word OK has its origins from the Greek word Ola Kala which means “everything is fine”.

Business 03 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

The jobless youth conundrum

AFTER being laid off following the closure of the company he worked for, Joe (not his real name) started to drive a car of one of the ride-hailing companies. The 30-year-old engineering graduate makes a decent salary in his current job but talked about the difficulties of his friends who studied engineering.

Analyst Reports 23 Sep 2016 | 3:45 AM

Malaysia Airports the biggest beneficiary of higher PSC charges, says Maybank IB Research

KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is set to benefit the most from the upcoming implementation of higher passenger service charges (PSC), said Maybank IB Research.

Corporate News 23 Sep 2016 | 6:25 AM

MAHB unable to comment on PSC revision

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) says it is not in a position to make any statement on the revision to the passenger services charges (PSC).

Business 21 Oct 2016 | 8:15 AM

Malaysia behind S. Korea and Taiwan in innovation and productivity

THE manufacturing sector has been a driver of the Malaysian economy and trade but there are a number of challenges that is impeding progress up the global value chain.

Economy 24 Nov 2016 | 6:49 AM

China says it will promote trade deals regardless of TPP, RCEP direction

BEIJING: China said it will actively participate in bilateral and multilateral trade deals, with the goal of deepening reform and opening up its economy, regardless of the direction the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) or the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) might take.