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Reserves should continue to grow

THE international reserves of Bank Negara hit a new high in February reaching RM132.2 billion or US$34.8 billion.

Pros & cons of measures

#8220;IT is the best the government can do in the current situation,#8221; says Alliance Merchant Bank's head of research Nor Zahidi Alias. He joins a chorus of other market observers and analysts on the recent 10-point measures to give the capital market a boost.

From kampung boy to property wizard

KNOWLEDGE of the market and the community#039;s needs is vital when it comes to investing in properties, said self-made millionaire Azizi Ali.

Era of rapid asset price inflation?

Liquidity fuels asset prices or as they say in Economics 101, asset prices have to rise when demand exceeds supply

Weekly technical analysis on Malaysian stocks

SHARE prices on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) rebounded from their earlier weaknesses to close slightly higher amid cautious trading on Monday.

Consistent rise in new business

EVER since the emergence of a new corporate management team at US-based John Hancock Life Insurance Malaysia (Bhd) in January 2001, timely changes have produced an unmistakable trend that continues till this day #150; a consistent rise in the development and acquisition of new business.

The fund's (EPF) conundrum

EPF is under pressure to preserve capital yet enhance reutrns. The choices, though, are frustratingly few.

Excerpts from an interview with the EPF's CEO

DATUK Azlan Zainol, says a long-time EPF official, lends a #8220;corporate feel#8221; to the otherwise civil-service-like environment at EPF. But creating an ambience is clearly not Azlan's main priority since the 53-year old accountant joined EPF back in April 2001.

EPF dividend likely to be lower than 5%

EMPLOYEES#146; Provident Fund (EPF) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali hinted in a speech that dividends to its members this year could be below last year#146;s 5% as low interest rates have hampered the fund#146;s ability to reap better returns from its investments.

EPF wants boardroom leverage

THE Employees Provident Fund (EPF) wants to exert greater control and influence over companies in which it has a substantial stake. It plans to do so by seeking board seats in selected companies.