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  • TigerTalk  |  JANUARY 29, 2016 5:00AM

    Budget 2016: But where are the spending cuts?

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    Tiger has to admit that, whatever else is said, Najib Razak can talk. But when Tiger went over the transcripts of the Budget revision, Tiger felt that something remained missing. Namely, where are the Budget cuts? While enjoying a nice …

     
  • TigerTalk  |  JANUARY 28, 2016 3:07AM

    Will a new engine save or kill Proton?

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    The question may be an easy one at face value, but this Tiger poses it anyway, and does what a Tiger does best – delving into the rest of it. While it is indeed time for a new engine, can Proton actually afford the RM600 million price tag?

     
  • TigerTalk  |  JANUARY 26, 2016 3:47AM

    Tiger’s two TPPA questions

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    This week Malaysia’s Parliament will debate the TPPA. Tiger believes it boils down to two questions: One, does Malaysia on balance win? And two, how are we going to ensure that Malaysia’s businesses are TPPA ready?

     
  • TigerTalk  |  JANUARY 22, 2016 8:24AM

    Govt’s turn to cut expenses

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    In 2015, we Malaysians saved the day by delivering RM17 billion in extra revenue from GST as oil prices collapsed. Now it’s time for the government to deliver by cutting the exorbitantly high supplies and services expenditure as oil prices fall further.

     
  • TigerTalk  |  JANUARY 22, 2016 4:28AM

    After a tough 2015, crunch time for Proton in 2016

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    Technically 2015 was a record year for Malaysian auto sales. Then again statistics have a way of showing you different things depending on how you look at it and what shade of aviators you have on.

     
  • TigerTalk  |  JANUARY 21, 2016 8:18AM

    The case against open APs

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    Another year has gone by, and the International Trade and Industry Ministry has once again – this time indefinitely – postponed the abolishment of open approved permits beyond its scheduled deadline. Tiger wonders what’s up with the flip-flopping, and if the government has problems keeping promises.

     
  • TigerTalk  |  JANUARY 21, 2016 4:21AM

    Why floor petrol price is just salt onto M’sians’ wounds

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    Roughly one week before the much-anticipated Budget 2016 review that will be announced on Jan 28, one federal minister told Malaysians that the government is studying whether it needs to impose a floor price for petrol. But it’s a bad, bad idea for the public.

     
  • TigerTalk  |  JANUARY 19, 2016 7:00AM

    Will oil rout kill Petronas’ RM130 bil Canadian project?

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    With the crude oil prices falling to record lows after record lows, Petronas’ mammoth RM130 billion LNG project in Canada looks doomed, although it still insists on proceeding with the high-risk venture.

     
  • TigerTalk  |  JANUARY 18, 2016 4:42AM

    3 years after, Protasco’s O&G misadventure goes to court

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    There was a puzzling diversification into oil and gas and there was also a puzzling discrepancy in terms of valuations. A court proceeding recently commenced against a former director may shed more light on Protasco’s mysterious misadventure in 2012.

     
  • TigerTalk  |  JANUARY 15, 2016 4:30AM

    Why Bank Negara should not increase interest rates

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    The interest rate is usually used to mop up excess liquidity in the market or cool down an overheated economy. With GDP growth expected to contract this year, Bank Negara Malaysia cannot afford to raise interest rates.

     
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