Genting HK set to soar with 'Total Freedom'

By Lokman Mansor - Monday, 24 October 2016.

BREMERHAVEN (GERMANY) : Genting Hong Kong Ltd, which has fortified its position as one of the leading cruise operators in the world, is ready to transform the industry further with its “Total Freedom” concept.


TM: Broadband plans in line with govt target

By Business Times - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:10

KUALA LUMPUR: THE government’s plan to have fixed-line broadband services cost for consumers to be halved in two years is in line with Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s (TM) future business plans, said TM group chief executive officer Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa.

UniFi to double speed at same price starting Jan 1

By Business Times - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:00

KUALA LUMPUR: KUALA LUMPUR: Starting January next year, UniFi home customers can expect their broadband speed to be upgraded while paying the same price.

Ringgit lower in early trade against greenback

By Bernama - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened marginally lower against the US dollar today.

Twitter plans to cut about 300 jobs

By Reuters - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 09:20

Twitter Inc may cut 8 percent of its workforce or about 300 people, Bloomberg said on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Govt's move to narrow fiscal deficit strengthens long-term economic position, says UKM's VC

By OOI TEE CHING - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 22:47

BANGI: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) acknowledges the government’s tremendous fiscal restraint in narrowing the budget deficit to ensure that the country would achieve a balanced budget by 2020, said vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali.

TM geared up to meet 2017 Budget's aim of higher internet speed at the same price

By FRANCIS DASS - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 16:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's 2017 Budget announcement that fixed line broadband service providers will offer services at higher speeds for the same price, is in line with Telekom Malaysia Bhd's business plans going forward.

Credit Suisse: Economy to be propped by monetary policy next year

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 16:25

KUALA LUMPUR: Credit Suisse expects the Malaysian economy to grow by 4.5 per cent next year, with growth supported by monetary policy rather than fiscal policy.

Flexibility, creativity vital to stay ahead of game

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:03

EXCERPTS from a group interview with Genting Hong Kong chairman and chief executive officer Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay.

Genting Highlands expansion won't involve casino space

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:02

GENTING Malaysia Bhd’s RM10 billion tourism plan for its iconic highlands resort will not involve any space expansion for casino operations, said chairman and chief executive Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay.

Lim's sons next in line to grow business across Asia

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:00

FAMILY ties are important for Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, who took over the helm of Genting Group following the death of his father and company founder Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong in 2007.

Ringgit higher in early trade

By Bernama - Monday, October 24, 2016 - 09:47

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened marginally higher on positive sentiment today, brought on by the 2017 Budget announcement last Friday, said a dealer.

SuriaKU set to go nationwide via MySuria

By Business Times - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 21:40

PAUH: THE SuriaKU initiative, with the underlying concept of utilising renewable energy and green technology that had its pilot programme successfully implemented here, was rebranded as MySuria during the 2017 Budget announcement yesterday.

Malaysia continues to show fiscal discipline, says Franklin Templeton

By Bernama - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 21:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia continues to show fiscal discipline, having progressively narrowed its fiscal deficit since the global financial crisis to-date and putting in painful measures such as introducing the Good and Services Tax (GST), reducing fuel subsidies and diversifying its economy, says Frank

Ringgit expected to rally next week on positive 2017 Budget

By NST ONLINE - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:48

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit is expected to rally next week on positive sentiment from the 2017 Budget announcement, a dealer said.

Replanting of oil palms, a much needed incentive, says Nash

By OOI TEE CHING - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 22:15

KUALA LUMPUR: National Association of Smallholders Malaysia (Nash) president Datuk Aliasak Ambia thanked the government today for resuming financial assistance for replanting of oil palms in 2017, after two years of "dry period."

Digital marketplace players optimistic over 2017 Budget measures

By Farah Adilla - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Digital marketplace players are hopeful that measures outlined in the 2017 Budget, such as the development of an e-commerce ecosystem and Digital Free Zone can further bring innovation in this space.

Bursa: 2017 Budget set solid agenda to sustain market growth

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH and FARAH ADILLA - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:41

KUALA LUMPUR: The 2017 Budget has sets a solid agenda that will help foster sustainable market growth, said Bursa Malaysia Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan.

PM's shooting down of allegations on economic health can boost investor confidence

By TEOH PEI YING - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak dispelling the misconceptions over Malaysia and the economy can go a long way towards enhancing investor confidence.

Rehda: Budget initiatives can 'nudge' people towards home ownership

By AMIR HISYAM - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:32

KUALA LUMPUR: The incentives announced in the 2017 Budget will give the property sector a much-needed boost towards achieving the target of housing the nation, said Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association Malaysia (Rehda).

Budget to have wide reaching benefits for B40, SMEs and home seekers

By NST ONLINE - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:28

ALOR STAR: The 2017 Budget represents a delicate balance between expenditure and distribution, key socio economic segments to achieve reduced budget deficit.

Economic Report: Programme helps unlock mid-tier firms' export potential

By AMIR HISYAM RASID - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:10

A TOTAL of 51 mid-tier companies have been selected to participate in Wave 3 of Mid-tier Companies Development (MTCD) programme this year.

Economic Report: Exports likely to grow at faster pace

By Farah Adilla - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:00

KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA’S external position is expected to improve next year, mainly supported by strengthening global growth and trade.

Economic Report: Financial sector more globally integrated

By LIDIANA ROSLI - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:53

IN line with the aspiration of the Financial Sector Blueprint 2011-2020, Malaysia’s financial sector has become more integrated and diversified with regional and global financial markets.

Economic Report: Accelerating high-end manufacturing

By BILQIS BAHARI - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:49

THE manufacturing sector is expected to grow 5.1 per cent per year and contribute 22.5 per cent to the gross domestic product (GDP) and 18.2 per cent to total employment by 2020.

Economic Report: Domestic demand expected to spur economy

By Business Times - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:42

THE economy is expected to expand by between four and five per cent next year, translating into gross national income (GNI) per capita growth of five per cent to RM39,699.

Economic Report: Government sees need to tackle structural issues

By Business Times - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:35

KUALA LUMPUR: THE government has recognised the need to unshackle the economy from various structural issues which may hamper its long-term potential.

Economic Report: Government committed to maintain fiscal target

By Business Times - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:31

THE government remains committed to maintaining the fiscal deficit at 3.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) this year.

People-centric 2017 Budget, says Standard Chartered

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 19:46

KUALA LUMPUR: Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd has described the 2017 Budget as a people-centric budget aimed at increasing the rakyat's disposable income.

2017 Budget: Research scheme to rejuvenate capital market

By Business Times - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 19:38

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will introduce small and mid-cap Public Listed Company Research Scheme to conduct research on 300 companies in order to invigorate domestic capital market.

2017 Budget: Tax incentives for companies

By NST - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 19:07

KUALA LUMPUR: Companies which had been successful in increasing revenues will benefit from reduction in their income taxes for the year of assessment 2017 and 2018.