• Corporate & Featured and Exclusive  |  MARCH 2, 2015 3:12 PM

    MB: No new dress code for tourists in T’ganu

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    Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman has clarified that the state will not impose a new dress code for female tourists.

  • Economy, Singapore, World Biz  |  MARCH 2, 2015 3:05 PM

    S’pore expected to further ease monetary policy in April

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    Singapore's central bank is likely to ease monetary policy further in April as lower-than-expected inflation and output data suggest the economy is slowing and facing growing deflationary pressures, a Reuters poll showed.

  • Markets, Property, World Biz  |  MARCH 2, 2015 2:54 PM

    Property boom spurs Japan’s Reits issue more shares

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    Japan’s real estate investment trusts (Reits) are raising more funds from shares, and avoiding a volatile bond market, as investors bet Abenomics will boost property prices.

  • Corporate & Featured and Exclusive  |  MARCH 2, 2015 2:50 PM

    Pua: 1MDB ‘complicit’ in ‘fraudulent’ assets claim

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    1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) was "complicit" in a "fraudulent" asset injection claim by PetroSaudi in its joint venture with 1MDB back in 2009, DAP's Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua claimed today.

  • TigerTalk  |  MARCH 2, 2015 2:41 PM

    For T’ganu ‘tourists’, wet and wild no more?

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    Turtles and tigers have nothing in common, but the perennial desire to be left alone. However, Terengganu’s most adored tourists have been taken aback with the new dressing guidelines for females, so much so that it has twitched a certain cat’s whiskers.

  • Property  |  MARCH 2, 2015 2:29 PM

    Bubble feared as Sydney hits record home sales

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    The proportion of successful house auctions in Australia's largest city was above 80% at the weekend for the fourth week in a row. That is the longest stretch on record and highlights the potential consequences of a projected interest rate cut.

  • World Biz  |  MARCH 2, 2015 2:22 PM

    World’s largest melamine producer to invest in bottling

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    The world's largest melamine product manufacturer was to invest 30 million (RM108.24 million). US dollars in bottling facilities, a report said Monday.

  • Commodities  |  MARCH 2, 2015 2:19 PM

    CPO price direction rests on crude oil

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    The future direction of palm oil prices, which rallied in February by the most in five months, is expected to hinge on how crude oil prices impact demand for the tropical oil from the biofuel sector and if blending margins can be attractive again.

  • Commodities, Featured and Exclusive, World Biz  |  MARCH 2, 2015 2:11 PM

    Oil price falls as Saudi Arabia steps up production

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    Oil fell after the first monthly gain since June as Saudi Arabia stepped up production, lifting Opec’s output beyond its collective quota for a ninth month.

  • Commodities & Featured and Exclusive  |  MARCH 2, 2015 2:10 PM

    Palm trade seen climbing to record at Bursa

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    Trading in the global benchmark palm oil contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives will probably expand to a record after direct access was extended to US investors.

  • World Biz  |  MARCH 2, 2015 2:04 PM

    Cyfuse said to win funding for 3D human tissue printing

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    Cyfuse Biomedical KK, the Japanese developer of a 3D printer that produces human tissue, raised 1.4 billion yen (RM42.21 million) from investors including robotic-limb maker Cyberdyne Inc, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Economy & World Biz  |  MARCH 2, 2015 2:00 PM

    India overhauls monetary policy with inflation target

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    India's central bank and the finance ministry have agreed, in the biggest change to monetary policy since opening up its economy more than two decades ago, to introduce inflation targetting to rein in a long history of volatile price rises.

  • Corporate  |  MARCH 2, 2015 1:57 PM

    Rosmah’s good intention spun into bad hair day

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    Rosmah Mansor had good intentions when speaking about expensive hair treatment but it was spun into something bad, said Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan.

  • Corporate  |  MARCH 2, 2015 1:50 PM

    IJN to increase its ratio of private sector patients to 45%

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    The National Heart Institute (IJN) plans to increase the ratio of patients from the private sector to 45% from 30% currently, said chief executive officer Dr Mohd Azhari Yakub.

  • Singapore  |  MARCH 2, 2015 1:40 PM

    Temasek to alter investment strategies

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    Temasek Holdings Pte’s long-term investing strategy will have to include more short-term and liquid assets after the government opened up the option to draw more funds from the state-owned investment company.

  • Corporate & Economy  |  MARCH 2, 2015 1:25 PM

    RHB Research sees OPR at 3.25% this year

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    RHB Research Institute expects Bank Negara Malaysia to keep the overnight policy rate (OPR) stable at 3.25% in 2015, supported by the strength of economic growth.

  • Corporate  |  MARCH 2, 2015 1:21 PM

    Govt to modify public-private partnerships, says Wahid

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    The government would modify the public-private partnerships (PPP) concept and the facilitation fund for the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) to make them more effective, said Prime Minister's Department Minister Abdul Wahid Omar.

  • Singapore  |  MARCH 2, 2015 1:15 PM

    MediaCorp appoints new head, digital

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    MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company, has appointed Shane Mitchell as head, digital.

  • Commodities  |  MARCH 2, 2015 1:12 PM

    KLTM ends lower at US$17,950 a tonne

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    The Kuala Lumpur Tin Market (KLTM) closed US$120 lower at US$17,950 per tonne today, dampened by weak demand from buyers, a dealer said.

  • Markets  |  MARCH 2, 2015 1:09 PM

    KL shares easier at mid-day

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    The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) ended the morning session 3.55 points easier at 1,817.66, dragged down by losses in most blue chips.