• Issues  |  SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 10:00AM

    Ramon Navaratnam: A voice for the nation

    At a time when distrust and dissent are rife among the people of Malaysia, the same people hunger for constructive views and a voice of reason, if not hope. Former deputy secretary-general of Finance Ministry Ramon Navaratnam would like to …

  • Issues  |  SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 8:00AM

    The uncertain state of the nation

    As Malaysia completes 58 years of independence this year, there is much to be celebrated, yet also much to be mourned. The economy seems on solid ground despite current headwinds, yet pressing concerns remain over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd controversy …

  • Issues  |  AUGUST 25, 2015 10:00AM

    The AirAsia, MAHB tussle

    AirAsia Bhd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd have always had a testy relationship, particularly between the top management. Recently the argument escalated after AirAsia issued a letter of demand to MAHB. The airline believes it is being bullied while MAHB …

  • Enterprise, Issues  |  AUGUST 25, 2015 8:00AM

    The kampung boy who made good

    Hailing from a small town in rural Johor, Puan Chan Cheong was told by his parents early on that a better life was within reach if he excelled in his studies and became his own boss. So that was what …

  • Issues  |  AUGUST 17, 2015 8:00AM

    Property turbulence

    Already struggling with softening demand and the government’s cooling measures, the property market is facing further headwinds with weakening sentiments over Malaysia’s economy. Will there be a prolonged turbulence in the industry? KINIBIZ speaks to property players for their views …

  • Issues  |  AUGUST 12, 2015 8:00AM

    Ringgit and the state of trade

    As negative sentiment weighs down the ringgit to lows unseen in nearly two decades, trade has benefitted with June figures surprising economists and beating expectations. Can the weakening currency turn around what may shape up to be a rough year for …

  • Issues  |  AUGUST 4, 2015 8:00AM

    Do we need Spacs?

    Since the Securities Commission introduced the special purpose acquisition company (Spac) investment model in late 2009, only four companies, all in the oil and gas sector, have employed the model. With only one Spac having graduated into a full-fledged company, …

  • Enterprise, Issues  |  JULY 28, 2015 8:00AM

    The rise of Exabytes

    Chan Kee Siak, founder and CEO of web hosting service provider Exabytes, quit college when he was 20 years old to grow the business at a time when the Internet scene in Malaysia was still in its infancy. In an …

  • Enterprise, Issues  |  JULY 20, 2015 8:00AM

    Fareeda, the RM34 mil tudung empire

    Boutique headscarf-maker Fareeda has made waves since its emergence nine years ago, proving there is a big business to be done when it comes to headscarves. In an interview, co-founder Aminuddin Basirron shares the humble beginnings of Malaysia’s headscarf juggernaut, its …

  • Issues  |  JULY 14, 2015 1:05PM

    Cart before the horse?

    The issue of regulation, which was said to have been under “discussions with a timeline”, appears to have blown up in the faces of private ride providers Uber and GrabCar. KINIBIZ believes this warrants a deeper look beyond the strikes …