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Business 15 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Is 2050 our next big target?

Errol Oh ponders on the ifs and buts of Malaysia being the top-30 economy 40 years from now.

Business 08 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Uncertainty about general election and global economy affecting M'sian consumer sentiment

PETALING JAYA: Industry observers are cautiously optimistic about the performance of the local retail industry for the fourth quarter despite hopes of bonuses and year-end promotions.

Business 21 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Beware of the rolling bad apples

Bank Negara has proposed rules to tighten the financial industry’s employee screening

Business 12 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Companies Commission should explain its stand

WHAT will change when potentially tens of thousands of small companies in Malaysia are no longer required by law to appoint auditors? Will these companies benefit from not having to bother with annual audits of their financial statements? Will others find it riskier if they have to rely on the companies’ unaudited accounts? And how will audit firms deal with the drop in revenue?

Business 05 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sorry is not a bad word

ARE apologies taboo in corporate Malaysia? Or are CEOs and boards incapable of publicly owning up to mistakes or failure to do their jobs well? It’s fair to say that sorry seems to be the hardest word for the men and women at the helm of our biggest businesses.

Business 08 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

How’s your appetite for taxes?

It takes fairness and transparency to sell the sugar tax as a weapon against obesity

Analyst Reports 25 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Lobbying for the right language

THE Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) turned 20 early this month. Although a relatively young organisation, it can teach others a thing or two about how to effectively represent the nation’s interests on the global stage.

Business 03 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Errant executive or boardroom battle?

IT’S not too much of a stretch to visualise Bursa Malaysia as a weary dentist – one who gingerly but firmly grapples with yet another protesting patient to extract a tooth that needs to come out.

Business 21 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Sizing up the changes in auditors

IN the Audit Oversight Board’s scheme of things, an audit firm is either one of a few large players or it belongs with the rest.

Business 09 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

All charged up to lead

Is personal energy the key to nurturing good leaders?