Spooked no more

By MUSTAPHA - Sunday, 31 August 2014.

1998 CAPITAL CONTROL MEASURES: Foreign investors less inclined now to let episode be deterrent


Retail investors to dominate market

By LIDIANA ROSLIKUALA - Monday, September 1, 2014 - 23:17

RETAIL investors are expected to remain very active on Bursa Malaysia, at least in the next two weeks, after they mopped up an average of RM1.5 billion a day in the week of August 18-22, the highest this year.

AustAsia to boost exports to Malaysia

By CHERYL YVONNE ACHUKUALA - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:44

WITH the growing thirst for milk spilling over into Malaysia, AustAsia Dairy Group, the milk producer backed by Indonesian entrepreneur Handojo Santosa, aims to double exports of its Greenfields Milk to the country by next year.

Bearish outlook on lower CPO price, lack of fresh leads

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:44

THE outlook is bearish for the local stock market this week, going by its continuous flat performance last week, especially on the back of falling crude palm oil (CPO) price and the absence of any new fresh leads.

Case for direct award of power contracts to GLCs

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:43

CONTROVERSY erupted in May when the Energy Commission awarded the Track 4A power plant contract to a consortium comprising SIPP Energy Sdn Bhd, YTL Power International Bhd and Tenaga Nasional Bhd via direct negotiations, as opposed to open tender.

Preparing for full GST compliance

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:43

AUGUST 31 is not just another date in the calendar. To many of us, it represents the many sacrifices and great contributions that shaped an “independent” Malaysia.

Islamic finance a key selling point in London

By FRANCIS DASS AND DHIPA PALANI KUALA - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:42

ISLAMIC finance will be one of the key messages Malaysia will bring to the two-day Invest Malaysia London promotion campaign, which begins at the British capital today.

KPS poised to re-challenge overhead resistance

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:42

SIDEWAYS consolidations sent heavyweights lower last Friday. The Hong Kong and Tokyo stock markets contributed to the weak market sentiment on the local bourse, pushing the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) to 1,866.11 points on Friday.

Public Bank offers up to 3.8pc FD rates

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:42

KUALA LUMPUR: Public Bank Bhd and Public Islamic Bank Bhd have jointly launched the “PB Step Up FD” campaign, which offers promotional interest and profit rates of up to 3.80 per cent per year.

InQpharm sees healthy prospect in Malaysia

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:41

KUALA LUMPUR: Pharmaceutical company InQpharm Group Sdn Bhd is confident of contributing significantly to Malaysia’s biotechnology sector.

Ukraine boost for US coal stocks

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:41

BEATEN-DOWN United States coal company stocks may receive a lift in coming weeks if deteriorating relations between Russia and the West push President Vladimir Putin to shut off Europe’s natural gas supply.

Semen Indonesia earmarks US$150m for overseas expansion

By JAUHARI MAHARDHIKA AND VANESHA MANUTURI - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:40

JAKARTA: Semen Indonesia has earmarked up to US$150 million (RM472 million) to acquire cement companies in Vietnam, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Downtrend likely to continue

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:40

BURSA Malaysia shares eased into profit-taking consolidation last week, with both blue chips and penny stocks slipping lower ahead of the extended weekend holiday for Merdeka Day.

Twitter plans Jakarta office

By VANESHA MANUTURI - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:39

JAKARTA: Social media giant Twitter has confirmed that the company will soon open an office in one of the Twitter capitals of the world.

Jokowi yet to decide on on fuel prices

By LENNY TRISTIA TAMBUN AND MARKUS JUNIANTO - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:39

PRESIDENT-elect Joko Widodo said he has not decided yet whether he would raise the price of subsidised fuel when he takes office next month.

Alibaba to start IPO roadshows from Sept 8

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:38

ALIBABA Group Holding Ltd is pushing back the start date for investor meetings for its initial public offering (IPO) by about a week to answer questions posed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), said a person with knowledge of the matter.

Swiss banks pull out of US tax plan

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:38

ZURICH: At least 10 Swiss banks have withdrawn from a United States programme aimed at settling a tax dispute between them and the US, Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag said yesterday, quoting unnamed lawyers and auditors.