• Opinion  |  APRIL 19, 2014 10:05 AM

    High tech fuels real estate prices

    by ADAIR TURNER

    The fact that technology is so powerful not only makes physical land more valuable; it also means that future employment growth will be concentrated among the jobs that cannot be automated, particularly in services.

     
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    How can Yahoo be worth less than zero?

     APRIL 18, 2014 8:30 PM by MATT LEVINE

    Yahoo Inc is a public company consisting of a portfolio of whatever you think Yahoo is, a 35 percent stake in a separate but similar publicly traded c ...

     

    RM1.8 bil loss at 1MDB if not for revaluation gains?

     APRIL 18, 2014 6:32 PM

    The country’s so-called strategic fund, 1Malaysia Development Fund could have made as much as RM1.8 billion in losses if not for massive revaluation ...

     
    Issues

    RM20 billion extra value by breaking up

     APRIL 17, 2014 9:00 PM by P GUNASEGARAM & KHAIRIE HISYAM

    The disadvantages of Sime Darby’s current conglomerate structure outweigh the benefits — if any. Breaking it up, even if it is hard to do, is a mu ...

     

    Powering Energy & Utilities forward?

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    TigerTalk

    Syed Mokhtar cutting losses at Albukhary University?

     APRIL 18, 2014 5:30 PM

    Could Malaysia’s seventh richest man, worth billions, be looking to plug a drain on his charitable foundation’s finances? If true, it’s nothing ...

     

    A tale about 1MDB and CCM

     APRIL 16, 2014 4:36 PM

    Tiger is a simple creature which prefers to make things easy so that everyone can relax and take a welcome snooze under a shady jungle tree after a he ...

     
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    Corporate

    Key Chinese leader calls on Najib

     APRIL 18, 2014 10:25 PM

    A Chinese key leader called on Prime Minister Najib Razak at Malaysia’s administrative capital here today, signifying a prevailing warm Malaysia ...

     

    Faber ink RM1.15 bil deal to buy UEM’s AFM businesses

     APRIL 18, 2014 9:37 PM

    The Board of Directors of Faber Group Bhd (Faber) have accepted the RM1.15 billion offer to acquire the Asset & Facility Management (AFM) business ...

     

    MRCB signs Corporate Integrity Pledge

     APRIL 18, 2014 9:26 PM

    Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB)today signed the Corporate Integrity Pledge (CIP), which signalled its continued commitment to maintain a ...

     

    MAS load factor falls to 74.1% in March

     APRIL 18, 2014 8:00 PM

    Malaysia Airlines’ load factor drops 4.8 percentage points to a 13-month low as MH370 tragedy takes its toll on passenger confidence ...

     

    Bina Puri and Titijaya Land enter JV agreement

     APRIL 18, 2014 7:46 PM

    Bina Puri Holdings Berhad and Titijaya Land Berhad has announced a joint venture agreement today for a mixed development project near Brickfields. Acc ...

     

    RM1.8 bil loss at 1MDB if not for revaluation gains?

     APRIL 18, 2014 6:32 PM

    The country’s so-called strategic fund, 1Malaysia Development Fund could have made as much as RM1.8 billion in losses if not for massive revaluation ...

     

    klia2 gets certificate of completion and compliance

     APRIL 18, 2014 4:29 PM

    klia2, the world’s largest purpose-built terminal for low-cost carriers, has obtained the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) from ...

     

    CIMB’s Thai unit sees 40% jump in 1Q profits

     APRIL 18, 2014 4:11 PM

    CIMB Thai Bank PCL, a 93.71% subsidiary of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, saw a 40.8% year-on-year (yoy) jump in net profits for the 1Q14 ended March 31 ...

     
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    Property

    Bina Puri and Titijaya Land enter JV agreement

     APRIL 18, 2014 7:46 PM

    Bina Puri Holdings Berhad and Titijaya Land Berhad has announced a joint venture agreement today for a mixed development project near Brickfields. Acc ...

     

    Sunway Wellesley phase II see 50% take-up

     APRIL 18, 2014 4:01 PM

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    Amcorp Properties ink agreement for Japan JV

     APRIL 17, 2014 7:36 PM

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    KLCC Property eyeing up to RM1 bil asset buy

     APRIL 17, 2014 6:07 PM

    KLCC Property Holdings Bhd (KLCCP) is confident of acquiring an asset worth up to RM1 billion, said Chief Executive Officer Datuk Hashim Wahir. Spea ...

     
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    Enterprise

    M’sian SMEs perceive themselves as socially intelligent

     APRIL 14, 2014 5:11 PM by G. SHARMILA

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    RM2 mil to enhance Bumi SME’s competitiveness

     APRIL 2, 2014 8:15 PM

    The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) has allocated RM2 million this year to enhance the competitiveness of Bumiputera small and medium ...

     
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    World Biz

    European bonds rise on ECB stimulus speculation

     APRIL 19, 2014 10:55 AM

    European government bonds advanced this week, with Italian and Irish yields falling to the lowest levels on record, as prospects of further European C ...

     

    Thai Kasikornbank 1Q net profit up 18%, beats forecast

     APRIL 18, 2014 8:31 PM

    Kasikornbank Pcl, Thailand’s fourth-largest lender, reported a better-than-expected 18% rise in first-quarter net profit on Friday due to growth ...

     

    Audi expects to sell half million cars in China this year

     APRIL 18, 2014 8:13 PM

    Volkswagen’s flagship luxury division Audi said it plans to sell half a million cars this year in China, the world’s biggest auto market, ...

     

    Bangkok Bank 1Q net profit falls 0.5%; beats estimates

     APRIL 18, 2014 7:45 PM

    Bangkok Bank PCL on Friday reported a 0.5% fall in quarterly profit as political unrest and a slowing economy damped loan demand at Thailand’s l ...

     

    Asian shares up on easing Ukraine tensions

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    Facebook to alert users when friends are nearby

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    Finance

    Hong Kong seen doubling yields for first sukuk

     APRIL 17, 2014 12:55 PM

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    Business financing set to pick up, says BIMB

     APRIL 16, 2014 12:12 PM

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    Economy

    ‘Msia-Turkey FTA to triple trade within five years’

     APRIL 18, 2014 12:13 PM

    The Malaysia-Turkey Free Trade Agreement has opened a new chapter in bilateral ties between the two countries, said Prime Minister Najib Razak. Naji ...

     

    Malaysia and Turkey sign FTA

     APRIL 17, 2014 11:01 PM

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    Opinion

    High tech fuels real estate prices

     APRIL 19, 2014 10:05 AM by ADAIR TURNER

    The fact that technology is so powerful not only makes physical land more valuable; it also means that future employment growth will be concentrated a ...

     

    How can Yahoo be worth less than zero?

     APRIL 18, 2014 8:30 PM by MATT LEVINE

    Yahoo Inc is a public company consisting of a portfolio of whatever you think Yahoo is, a 35 percent stake in a separate but similar publicly traded c ...

     

    A tribute to Karpal Singh

     APRIL 18, 2014 4:18 PM

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    Is Bitcoin like high-speed trading?

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    The growing divide within developing economies

     APRIL 16, 2014 9:47 PM by DANI RODRIK

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    Sentiment and sensibility in emerging markets

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    A healthy path to Chinese consumption growth

     APRIL 16, 2014 12:06 AM by MARTIN FELDSTEIN

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    Losing interest

     APRIL 15, 2014 5:57 PM by BARRY EICHENGREEN

    Two of the world’s most prominent economic institutions, the International Monetary Fund and Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summe ...

     
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    Commodities

    Gold futures still bearish on slow demand

     APRIL 18, 2014 8:02 PM

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    CPO futures ease on mild profit-taking

     APRIL 18, 2014 7:49 PM

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    Rubber market closed for Good Friday

     APRIL 18, 2014 2:37 PM

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    Markets

    FBM-KLCI to trend higher next week

     APRIL 19, 2014 10:47 AM

    The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) is likely to trend higher towards the 1,880 points level next week prompted by  improved market sentiment am ...

     

    Ringgit likely to trade loewerr next week

     APRIL 19, 2014 10:43 AM

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    KLCI futures close higher in sync with cash market

     APRIL 18, 2014 6:44 PM

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    Launches

    Jetstar Asia launches Straight-To-Gate service in HK

     APRIL 14, 2014 7:31 PM

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    Volkswagen Passat arrives in Malaysia

     APRIL 11, 2014 1:52 PM

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    Events

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    Islamic finance experts to share expertise in KL

     MARCH 10, 2014 4:44 PM

    Industry experts are set to share their wide spectrum of expertise at the upcoming Kuala Lumpur Conference on Islamic Wealth Management & Financia ...

     
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