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Analyst Reports 09 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Human governance is key to better corporate integrity

THE primary aim of the Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance 2017 (MCCG) is to instil greater governance culture not only among listed entities but also among all companies which are now encouraged to adopt the practices outlined.

Analyst Reports 19 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

What’s wrong with rights issues?

Malayan Flour Mills Bhd (MFM) and Sapura Energy Bhd (SEB) recently came into the limelight as two companies with two distinct business operations which decided to tap into the deep pockets of their respective shareholders via a rights issue exercise.

Business 22 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Wish upon a star for 2019

THIS is my last column for the year as we wind down the clock and take a break before the new year, and it is indeed an opportune time to look back at 2018 and perhaps pen down some wishes for 2019.

Analyst Reports 15 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Brexit – deal or no deal?

THE long-awaited vote on Brexit, which was supposed to take place on Tuesday, was effectively suspended after the British prime minister pulled the rug from under the United Kingdom’s Member of Parliaments (MPs) at the 11th hour in what was seen to be an act of cowardice of Theresa May, knowing that she does not have the support of the MPs to approve the EU-brokered Brexit deal by the parliament.

Markets 08 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

FBM KLCI in 2019 – see you at 1,600

THIS week’s business headlines were focused on brokerage reports for the recently concluded third quarter (Q3) results season as the reporting window for quarterly period ended Sept 30 just ended the previous Friday.

Analyst Reports 24 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

On your mark, get set, go!

IN athletics’ track events, whether it is a short or long distance race, everyone is on the same starting line and hope to finish first. The starting gun is sounded once all participants are on their mark, are set and ready to take-off.

Analyst Reports 10 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Budget 2019 – the good, the bad and the ugly

AFTER a week since the Budget 2019 was tabled by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, it is perhaps a better time to reflect and review measures that were announced and its implications.

Markets 03 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Share buybacks – An excellent defensive tool in a weak market

AS October 2018 ended, the FBM KLCI closed lower by 4.9%. Malaysia’s performance is still commendable as it is only below that of India’s Sensex Index, which is higher by 1.1%, the Nikkei 225’s 3.7% decline and the Bangkok’s SET fall of 4.8% year-to-date.

Business 27 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Will November be hot or cold?

Comment - By Pankaj Kumar AFTER we celebrate Halloween in a few days’ time, November will be upon us and before we know it, it will be December and year-end festivities will begin as we usher in the new year.