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PETALING JAYA: The 150% excise duty hike on locally produced hard liquor effective Dec 15 could possibly perk up the performance of brewers producing beer and stout as consumers shift to these options since it’s cheaper.
PETALING JAYA: Westports Holdings Bhd and NCB Holdings Bhd, the two main container terminals in Port Klang, are likely to experience gradual benefits from the newly announced container tariff hike due to the locked-in nature of terminal handling fee agreements with most of their customers.
AMID the fears and speculation about the trend of markets from an upcoming impending Fed rate hike, many assume the US dollar will get even stronger, and as a result money will leave emerging markets.
PETALING JAYA: The hike in natural gas tariffs is likely to put pressure on manufacturers who cannot immediately pass the cost on to the customer.
PETALING JAYA: While the main tittle tattle at your local pub for now will likely be about how much more expensive an ice cold beer has become, the talk among analysts in the brewery sector is that the new tax hike will not be much of a dampener on the industry.
BESIDES inculcating a healthy lifestyle, the Hike@Youth Park programme on July 29 is also a great way to embrace nature.
NEW YORK: Federal Reserve officials on Wednesday continued to flag December as a likely time for interest rates to rise after seven years near zero, with two expressing confidence they will be able to pull off a rate hike smoothly despite fears of an abrupt market reaction.
PETALING JAYA: Consumers feel that a hike in the school bus fare should be justified, Fomca secretary-general Datuk Paul Selvaraj said.
RESIDENTS are calling for a review of the proposed increase in assessment rates by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), describing the hike of up to 300% hike as excessive and unreasonable.
TOKYO: Japan's economic growth is expected to have quickened at the end of last year as consumers ramped up spending ahead of a planned sales tax hike, but analysts say that Tokyo may have to inject fresh stimulus to brighten the outlook.