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Call to lead in Southeast Asia

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH - Friday, 22 July 2016.

MALAYSIA can and should be leading Southeast Asia in the automotive sector, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

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Ringgit opens lower against greenback

By Bernama - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:48

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower against the greenback today as traders’ risk appetite continued to support the US currency and assets.

Lagarde: unflappable IMF chief who smashed glass ceiling

By AFP - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 19:27

PARIS: Five years ago Christine Lagarde burst through the glass ceiling at one of the world’s leading institutions, becoming the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund.

Ringgit opens lower against Dollar

By Bernama - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 09:56

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar on the last trading day of the week tracking the weaker Bursa Malaysia performance.

Malaysia's external debt to GDP ratio higher than others in region at 66pct: Moody's

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 19:34

KUALA LUMPUR: Debt has risen in the Asia Pacific region and emerging markets like Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand have recorded large increases in debt.

MAHB beefing up security at local and overseas airports

By BILQIS BAHARI - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 16:49

SEPANG: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is beefing up security in all its airports in Malaysia as well as the Sabiha Gokcęn International Airport (Sabiha Airport) in Istanbul, Turkey.

Hong Leong Assurance bags Domestic Life Insurer of the Year award

By AMIR HISYAM - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 16:32

KUALA LUMPUR: Hong Leong Assurance has been awarded the Domestic Life Insurer of the Year by Asian Banking and Finance’s inaugural Insurance Asia Awards 2016.

Malindo Air establishes interline partnership with Qatar Airways

By Bernama - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 15:04

KUALA LUMPUR: Malindo Air has teamed up with Qatar Airways to offer seamless connectivity for passengers when travelling between ASEAN and more than 100 destinations in Qatar Airways’ network.

A minister who 'listens to every side', is open to ideas

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry had several vacancies to be filled.

Bank Muamalat sees 6-8pc loan growth

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd expects a modest six to eight per cent loan growth for this year despite the recent Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) cut.

Coping with challenges in commodity industry [VIDEO]

By A JALIL HAMID AND ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The second part of the New Straits Times exclusive interview with Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.

Dancomech debuts on Bursa Main Market

By FRANCIS DASS - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Dancomech Holdings Bhd debuted on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia with a five Sen premium at 80 sen and a total of 2.36 million shares were traded.

Ringgit opens lower against Dollar

By Bernama - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:23

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit continued to trade lower against the US dollar for the fourth consecutive day despite a slight increase in global oil prices, as a response to the world growth forecast cut by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Bank Muamalat launches first syariah-compliant debit card

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 14:42

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd has launched its first syariah-compliant debit card, “Aisya”, equipped with the 'wave' facility for its current 500,000 customer base.

AmInvest targets RM200m fund size for AmConstant Extra 5

By Farah Adilla - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 14:32

KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvest is targeting RM200 million in fund size for its recently launched AmConstant Extra 5 by its financial year ending 2017.

Downstream focus to lift commodity exports [VIDEO]

By A JALIL HAMID AND ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 11:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The following are excerpts from a Business Times exclusive interview with Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.

Giving commodities value-added boost [VIDEO]

By A JALIL HAMID AND ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 11:01

PUTRAJAYA: THE commodity and plantation sector needs to move further downstream and improve smallholders’ lot to help strengthen the sector and generate more revenue, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.

Mah all for practical ideas that reduce health problems [VIDEO]

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 11:00

PLANTATION Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong is all for simple and practical marketing ideas that effectively capture the hearts of consumers.

Ringgit opens weaker versus greenback

By Bernama - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 09:58

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit continued to trade lower against the US dollar at the opening today due to lower oil prices which raised concerns over Malaysia’s oil and gas revenue, a dealer said.

AffinHwang Capital lowers GDP forecast to 4.2pct

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 16:07

KUALA LUMPUR: AffinHwang Capital Research has revised its growth outlook for Malaysia from 4.5 per cent to 4.2 per cent for 2016.

Rolls-Royce Dawn launches in Malaysia with RM4m price tag

By FRANCIS DASS - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 13:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Rolls-Royce launched its latest car, Dawn, the RM4 million drophead four-seater, here today.

Yet another year of growth for Labuan IBFC

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 11:00

LABUAN: Amid a modest global economic recovery, Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (IBFC) achieved another year of growth, fuelled by robust business policies and continued intermediation.

World Bank confirms NYU's Romer as next chief economist

By Reuters - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:35

WASHINGTON: The World Bank on Monday confirmed New York University economics professor Paul Romer as its next chief economist, bringing in a prominent voice advocating for investment in human capital and innovation.

Ringgit opens lower versus greenback

By Bernama - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 09:37

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit continued to be traded lower for the second consecutive day against the US dollar, a dealer said.

KAG gets backing to diversify into construction and property

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 13:09

KUALA LUMPUR: Key Alliance Group Bhd (KAG) received its shareholders' unanimous support for its proposals to diversify the Group's business.

MAVCOM introduces consumer protection code for air travellers

By BILQIS BAHARI - Monday, July 18, 2016 - 13:06

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has introduced the Malaysia Aviation Consumer Protection Code 2016, which is designed to protect consumer rights in Malaysia.

BCorp launches its maiden lottery in Vietnam

By CHERYL YVONNE ACHU - Monday, July 18, 2016 - 12:51

HO CHI MINH, Vietnam: Berjaya Gia Thinh Investment Technology Joint Stock Company (Berjaya GTI) today launches its lottery operation with the introduction of its first game, Mega 6/45 Lotto Jackpot Game.

Hartalega — the investors' darling

By OOI TEE CHING - Monday, July 18, 2016 - 11:00

SEPANG: A doctor’s gloved hands are the first contact cradling a newborn baby that has just emerged from the mother’s womb. 

Ringgit opens lower versus greenback

By Bernama - Monday, July 18, 2016 - 09:59

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower against a rejuvenated US dollar today, a dealer said.

CIMB to lower base rate by 20 basis points following OPR cut

By Farah Adilla - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 15:48

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd today announced that it is lowering its base rate (BR) by 20 basis points for loans or financing products for its Malaysian business, in view of Bank Negara Malaysia’s recent Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) cut.

No evidence to show POME caused Sg Johor ammonia contamination, says Sime Darby Plantation

By OOI TEE CHING - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 13:59

KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd said there is no physical evidence to show that Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) was the cause of the Sungai Johor ammonia contamination.