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SMEBiz 29 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Shaping up a fit business

AT 49, Ryan Ooi Ghee Lik is still full of energy and enthusiasm as he stands for almost an hour, leading a youthful group of professional trainers in a demonstration of exercise routines.

Business 29 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

OM Materials sinter plant to begin operations soon

KUCHING: OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd’s (OM Sarawak) ferroalloy smelting plant in Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu, will be able to reduce the production cost of manganese alloys when its new sinter plant is commissioned soon.

The Bitter Truth 27 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

The bitter truth about sugar

Watch out for that sugar intake or risk health complications later on.

Business 25 Jul 2019 | 12:59 AM

Facebook to pay record US$5bil US fine over privacy, faces antitrust probe

WASHINGTON: Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user data, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the social media company said on Wednesday

Business 24 Jul 2019 | 4:23 AM

June inflation up 1.5% after GST zero-rated year ago

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 1.5% in June this year, which was in line with a survey, due to the low-base effects arising from the removal of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last year.

Business 24 Jul 2019 | 12:48 AM

Facebook pay US$5bil to US to settle allegations

WASHINGTON: The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay US$5 billion, two people briefed on the matter said.

Business 23 Jul 2019 | 8:19 AM

MARC affirms BBB minus rating on Senai-Desaru RM1.89b sukuk

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Rating Corporation (MARC) has affrimed its BBB-IS rating on Senai-Desaru Expressway Bhd’s (SDEB) RM1.89bil Islamic medium-term notes (restructured sukuk) programme with a stable outlook.

Business 23 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Market braces for Mexico’s annual oil hedge

MEXICO CITY: Trading in crude oil options and futures surged last week as market participants prepared for Mexico’s annual oil hedging programme, in which the country buys as much as US$1bil in contracts to protect its oil revenues.

Business 22 Jul 2019 | 5:49 AM

RAM Ratings sees June inflation surging to 1.6%

KUALA LUMPUR: RAM Ratings expects Malaysia’s overall inflation rate to accelerate to 1.6% in June (May: 0.2%), fuelled by the low-base effects arising from the removal of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last year.

SMEBiz 22 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Insightful workshop for entrepreneurs

A KEY success factor for any entrepreneur is embracing lifelong learning to ensure business sustainability in changing times. That mindset was evident from the interest shown by the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who tapped into the collective wisdom of experienced entrepreneurs at the recent SOBA LAB held in Menara Star, Petaling Jaya.