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Perodua records all-time high market share in 2016

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH - Tuesday, 17 January 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) recorded an all-time high market share of 35.7 per cent in 2016 despite a lower sales volume of 207,100 units compared to 213,000 units in 2015.

Going global: RM100 million fund for biotech companies

By Veena Babulal - Sunday, 15 January 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: A RM100 million fund for biotechnology companies to take their businesses global has been launched at Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) Karnival Kewangan here yesterday.

Margma plans to take up Mida's DISF grant offer

By OOI TEE CHING - Saturday, 14 January 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: The medical device sector has responded well to Malaysian Investment Development Authority’s (Mida) call to apply for grants under the Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF).

Khazanah Nasional's pre-tax profit rose 32 per cent in 2016

By CHERYL YVONNE ACHU - Friday, 13 January 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: Khazanah Nasional Bhd's unaudited pre-tax profit rose 32 per cent to RM1.56 billion last year, from RM1.18 billion in 2015.

Petronas to rein in 2017 capex?

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH  - Thursday, 12 January 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: NATIONAL oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is expected to rein in capital expenditure (capex) this year.

Paramount gets 66pct stake in REAL Education group for RM183mln

By FRANCIS DASS - Wednesday, 11 January 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: Property and education player, Paramount Corporation Bhd entered into an agreement to acquire a 66 per cent stake in REAL Education Group from Character First Sdn Bhd for RM183 million.

Ringgit can rebound from 18-year low, say economists

By AMIR HISYAM RASID and FARAH ADILLA - Saturday, 7 January 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: THE ringgit can rebound from its current low when there is more positive development in the external sector, said economists.

M'sia's Nov exports surge by surprising 7.8 per cent

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Friday, 6 January 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: Exports in Malaysia jumped by an annualized 7.8 per cent in Nov, the highest monthly exports growth recorded in 2016.

TPP necessary to stimulate sluggish global economy - HSBC

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Thursday, 5 January 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is a “low hanging fruit” which can stimulate the global economy, and it pays for the United States to participate in it, says senior trade economist Dr Douglas Lippoldt of HSBC Bank plc.

Treasury says negative perception on economy creates unnecessary jitters

By Azura Abas - Thursday, 5 January 2017.

PUTRAJAYA: Negative perceptions are putting blinders on the fact that Malaysia's economy is healthy and sustainable to weather the global economic uncertainty.

Betting on digital economy, ZTE targets RM600 million in annual revenue

By BT - Thursday, 5 January 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: ZTE Malaysia is targeting RM600 million in revenue annually starting this year from its venture into Malaysia’s digital economy.

Challenging 2016 but outlook stays bullish

By AMIR HISYAM RASID AND FARAH ADILA - Saturday, 31 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: THE local stock exchange was tipped for a brighter 2016 but, due to global uncertainties, it lost steam to end the year more than 50 points, or 3.56 per cent, off the 2015 mark.

Hap Seng is best performing stock with 36.7pc return

By BT - Saturday, 31 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Hap Seng Consolidated Bhd is the Bursa Malaysia benchmark index’s best performing stock this year with a total return of 36.73 per cent, while Axiata Group Bhd is the worst performer.

Bright outlook: 4 telcos outperform FBM KLCI

By FRANCIS DASS - Tuesday, 27 December 2016.

THE telecommunications sector’s four biggest stocks have outstripped Bursa Malaysia’s benchmark FBM KLCI in terms of price-earnings (PE) ratio and dividend yield.

Felda's Eagle deal boon to CPOPC plan

By ZURAIMI ABDULLAH - Tuesday, 27 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: FELDA’S acquisition of a non-controlling 37 per cent stake in Indonesia’s PT Eagle High Plantation Tbk is strategically designed to allow Malaysia and Indonesia work closely towards establishing the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC), said a source.

Felda said to have sealed Eagle High stake buy

By BT - Friday, 23 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: FEDERAL Land Development Authority (Felda) is believed to have concluded the stake purchase in PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk for around US$500 million (RM2.2 billion).

Plantation firms, smallholders likely to reap further gains

By AMIR HISYAM RASID - Friday, 23 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Local plantation companies and smallholders are likely to see further gain from the expected continued increase in crude palm oil (CPO) prices due to a potential limited supply until March next year and stable demand from China ahead of Chinese New Year.

PNB open to consolidation for UMW Oil & Gas

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH - Friday, 23 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: CONSOLIDATION may be on the cards for UMW Oil & Gas, following the recent uptrend in crude oil prices.

Petronas inks deal with Iran's national oil firm

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH - Thursday, 22 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to collaborate in a field study in South Azadegan and Cheshmeh Khosh.

Export growth expected to improve next year

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Thursday, 22 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA would miss its export growth target this year but will likely see a slight improvement next year on the back of a pick-up in the global economy, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

Malaysia has room for modest fiscal expansion to support growth in 2017, says Fitch

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Thursday, 15 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, with its relatively high government debt burden, has modest room for fiscal expansion to support growth and boost social and infrastructure spending in 2017, says Fitch Ratings.

IMF: M'sia weathering headwinds well, but should stay vigilant

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Thursday, 15 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned Malaysia to watch out for spill-over risks from global financial stresses due to the country’s high public sector and household debt levels.

TNB discloses 10-year blueprint, targets global top 10 spot

By ZURAIMI ABDULLAH - Tuesday, 13 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB), a favourite stock among analysts, is reshaping itself under its Strategic Plan 2015-2025 in a bid to become one of the world’s top 10 utility companies by market capitalisation.

First phase of MRT to open on Friday

By FARAH ADILA - Tuesday, 13 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: AFTER close to five years, and from the planning to construction stages, the wait is finally over. The first phase of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line will open to the public on Friday.

MAVCAP inks MoUs with two major venture capital firms

By Farah Adilla - Thursday, 8 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (MAVCAP) today signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with venture capital (VC) firms Gobi Partners and Elixir Capital.

CGC projecting RM100 million fund to grow by 30 per cent in 2017

By FRANCIS DASS - Thursday, 8 December 2016.

PETALING JAYA: Corporate Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd (CGC) expects to see its direct lending fund of RM100 million grow by at least 30 per cent in 2017.

MIER sticks to M'sian growth projection for 2016

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Tuesday, 6 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) think-tank has maintained its 4.2 per cent growth outlook for Malaysia this year.

Najib witnesses signing of Forest City development agreements

By Rizalman Hammim - Tuesday, 6 December 2016.

ISKANDAR PUTERI : Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today witnessed the signing of agreements between Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd (CGPV) with 36 strategic partners for developments in Forest City.

Exporters to hold talks with BNM over central bank's new measures to strengthen ringgit

By FRANCIS DASS - Tuesday, 6 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has proposed a roundtable discussion next week between Malaysian exporters and Bank Negara Malaysia to get more clarity on BNM's recently announced measures to enhance liquidity of the foreign exchange (FX) market which came int

Oil palm planters to benefit from strong dollar, limited supply

By OOI TEE CHING - Monday, 5 December 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: OIL palm planters can look forward to encouraging palm oil pricing on the back of a strong US dollar and limited supply of the oil as palm trees are still recovering from the El Nino weather phenomenon.