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The countdown has started. The word “tunai” (cash) has already disappeared from the signages above the Sungai Besi Toll Plaza yesterday. PLUS Malaysia Bhd, the country’s largest owner of highways, is... more
When it emerged last week that China Minsheng Banking Corp had sold US$436 million (RM1.92 billion) in suspect wealth-management products, fears rose of a collapse in the loosely regulated market for... more
Yields of the Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) fell by 30 basis points on average across the board in the first-quarter (1Q) — with exception for the one-year MGS, which gained five basis points... more
The grown-ups are back in charge. US President Donald Trump has at last become presidential. “The Blob” is winning.  From his cruise missile strike on Syria and chocolate cake-date with Chinese... more
Who can blame UK Prime Minister Theresa May for calling an election now, as her own Conservative party mandarins have been urging? Her party enjoys a 21-percentage-point lead in the polls.  The... more
A light rail transit (LRT) system connecting Kuching, Samarahan and Serian divisions could materialise by 2020, Sarawak Chief Minister (CM) Datuk Amar Abang Johari Abang Openg said.  He said the LRT... more
With his recent reversal on US Federal Reserve (Fed) chair Janet Yellen and monetary policy in general, smart pundits are spending a lot of energy doping out The New Trump, but as far as I can tell... more
Employers are increasingly pressurised to manage international assignments in a climate of uncertainty, particularly with the recent US election, the Brexit vote and a stagnating global economy. ... more
United Airlines is in the middle of a major reputational crisis after it decided to forcefully “re-accommodate” a passenger from a sold-out flight on Sunday. Yet judging from a series of informal... more
For China’s largest insurers, 2016 proved to be a challenging year on several fronts as pro tability was weighed down by intense competition, more stringent capital rules and weak investment income... more

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