Business

BEF 2017 aims to improve SMEs branding awareness

By FARA AISYAH
Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) and the Branding Association of Malaysia launched the Brand Entrepreneurs Conference ...

Westports expects container volume to contract in 2Q

By MARK RAO
Westports Holdings Bhd’s container throughput will be lower by between 7% and 12% for the year, due to a weak second-quarter (2Q) ...

IFR: Khazanah looks to sell CIMB shares

State-owned investment firm Khazanah Nasional Bhd is looking to sell a block of shares in CIMB Group Holdings Bhd for RM571 million to RM581 million, IFR ...

BAT recovery riding on legal market

By MARK RAO
The illicit cigarette trade continues to eat into British American Tobacco (M) Bhd’s (BAT) earnings, with recovery for the industry ...

Maxis 2Q17 net profit rises 17.6%

By ALIFAH ZAINUDDIN
Maxis Bhd — Malaysia’s largest cellular operator based on market capitalisation — recorded a 17.6% increase in net profit for the ...

BDB to launch 2 new township developments

By IZZAT RATNA
Bina Darulaman Bhd (BDB) unveiled two new integrated township developments with an estimated combined gross development value (GDV) of ...

MDEC teams up with Alibaba Cloud for digital hub

By MARK RAO
Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) has partnered with Alibaba Cloud to establish a digital hub in Malaysia, a co-working space that ...

Life insurance industry to chart high single-digit growth

Malaysia’s life insurance industry is poised to record high single-digit growth in terms of new business premiums in 2017, says the Life Insurance ...

CIMB Thai’s 2Q17 profits surge 794%

By NG MIN SHEN
CIMB Group Holdings Bhd’s 94.11%- owned Thai unit, CIMB Thai Bank pcl, saw its net profit for the second-quarter ended June 30, 2017 ...

Good corporate governance benefits SMEs

By DASHVEENJIT KAUR
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) view corporate governance with scepticism and consider it to be only relevant to large ...

GUC to focus on Industrial Revolution 4.0 courses

A university college is to be established in Malaysia with courses dedicated to design-thinking focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, said Datuk ...

Malaysian ports’ prospects to stay healthy

RAM Rating Services Bhd (RAM Ratings) expects the container-and cargo-handling prospects of Malaysian ports to remain healthy this year, in line with the ...