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Business 23 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Southern economic zone investment on track

Malaysia has attracted a fifth of its initial investment target for a huge development project close to Singapore, and signed leisure deals for the project with luxury Aman Resorts and a budget hotel linked to no-frills carrier AirAsia, officials said.

Nation 23 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Nusajaya city project expected to hit RM60bil

The cost of developing Nusajaya into an integrated city is expected to touch RM60bil.

Nation 22 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Five ‘giants’ to look into Johor’s IDR

An advisory committee comprising five Malaysian 'heavyweights' has been set up to look into the development of Iskandar Development Region (IDR) in Johor.

Lifestyle 18 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Nothing ‘boaring’ about these people

What do Hillary Clinton, Singapore senior minister Lee Kuan Yew and local funny man Afdlin Shauki have in common? They were all born in the Year of the Pig and are meant to be smart cookies who make great partners andappreciate the finer things in life.

Business 16 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Wilmar deal augurs well for PPB Group

PPB Group Bhd stands to reap a comfortable gain from the strategic proposed merger of Kuok Group's plantations, refinery and oil and grains businesses with Singapore-based agribusiness group Wilmar International Ltd.

Business 15 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

RM15.5b for PPB Oil, others

Wilmar International Ltd has made a US$1.1bil voluntary general offer for Bursa Malaysia-listed PPB Oil Palms Bhd.

Business 14 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Wilmar seen making offer for PPB Oil

Singapore-based Wilmar International Trading Ltd is likely to make a takeover bid for PPB Oil Palms Bhd, the listed plantation arm of PPB Group Bhd.

Business 20 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Hexagon up on good news, better outlook

Hexagon Holdings Bhd's share price has risen by about 30% in the past month or so on positive news flow and potentially higher revenue driven by the expansion of oil giants into the retail segment in emerging Asian markets, said analysts.

Business 03 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Shangri-La hits eight-year high

Shangri-La Hotels (M) Bhd has successfully raised room rates and, noticing that, investors in the stock market sent its share price to an eight-year high of RM1.90 on Monday.

Nation 28 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

His heart still beats for Malaysia

Billionaire Robert Kuok owns newspapers and a television station but his evasion of the media cloaks him in mystery. Known as the master of networking, he has one of the best links with the leadership of China, one of the fastest-growing economies, but the Johor-born businessman is still very much a Malaysian at heart. CELESTE FONG, who joined the Tourism Ministry delegation which called on Kuok at his Hong Kong office, got a rare glimpse of the man.