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Business 18 Oct 2013 | 6:38 AM

Silicon Valley finds new ways to back tomorrow's winners

SAN FRANCISCO: A group of high-flying Silicon Valley investors is betting that there is room for one more program that fosters early-stage companies.

Business 19 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

An unnecessary disaster spawns market fears

THE focus of concern of my last column (Oct 5) was how to identify and best manage risk emanating from the great growth deceleration in emerging Asia in the face of “Abenomic” expansionary thrusts and threat of QE (quantitative easing) tapering by US Fed which resulted in a massive withdrawal of funds from Asian markets.

Business 16 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Penang-based solar players cautious on expansion

GEORGE TOWN: Penang-based solar-cell manufacturing and solar packaging material companies are cautious on expansion following a four-year worldwide solar energy slump.

Business 31 Oct 2013 | 7:07 AM

New rule to ring in costly accounting change, some M'sians likely to welcome it

LONDON: Standard setters have reached broad agreement on the first global rule telling companies how to book revenues in a reform that may encourage listings and bump up IT costs for telcos. Property developers, especially from countries like Malaysia and Singapore, are also likely to welcome the new rule which will allow them to book revenue as a project proceeds rather than having to defer until completion.

Business 10 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Global Entrepreneurship Summit in KL draws strong response

KUALA LUMPUR: Close to 4,000 participants – the biggest in the history of Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) – will attend the two-day 4th GES which starts here tomorrow.

Business 08 Oct 2013 | 2:18 PM

US debt ceiling showdown laced with danger

Surely, America's bickering politicians are not so crazed by partisan fervour that they would let the still recovering economy plunge into the catastrophic unknown of the country's first-ever debt default?

Business 11 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

HLIB: Offer price for Ogawa reasonable

PETALING JAYA: Independent ad-viser Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB) considers the offer price of RM1.05 per share for Ogawa World Bhd as “reasonable”, duly recommending that Ogawa shareholders accept the offer.

Business 22 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Oil and gas to feature prominently in Prestariang's growth strategy

KUALA LUMPUR: Prestariang Bhd’s growth strategy will feature the oil and gas (O&G) sector prominently, with the company starting to recognise revenue streams from the talent management and education arm for its financial year ended Dec 31, 2014 (FY14).

Business 26 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM

Malaysia to deal with increasing GVC, says Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR: The next stage of Malaysia's economic development will have to deal with increasing global value chains (GVC) to ensure that there is more value-added components domestically, says Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin.

Business 11 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

An expo for invention

The recently conluded International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning 2013 (Pecipta) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre saw the signing of agreements between 11 Malaysian universities and commercial entities to establish and outline collaborations.