Compliance

Nepal wants to reduce visa cost for workers coming to Malaysia

‘What used to cost 700 rupees just 5 years ago has now gone up to 18,000 rupees-19,000 rupees’
By HABHAJAN SINGH / Pic By TMR Sometime in mid-May, ...

Atlantia offers initial RM2b in Genoa bridge tragedy

Milan • The Benetton family’s Atlantia SpA is offering about €500 million (RM2.34 billion) in initial funding to help victims of the Genoa bridge disaster ...

Corporate reputation, disruptive technologies make boards jittery

Firms are becoming increasingly forced to listen to concerns from activist investors
By TMR Concerns around activist investors, lack of diversity, ...

Breaking down MAHB’s dominant role

Some may view this as a monopoly, but it is not as simple as that, says acting group CEO
With the new government pushing forward to break up monopolies ...

China premier orders probe of vaccine makers

Hong Kong • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (picture) ordered the government to investigate the nation’s vaccine industry after violations found at a biologics ...

Standard D&B contracts to beef up construction contractual chain

AIAC launches Design and Build Standard Form of Contracts, said to be the 1st of such move in Asia
By HABHAJAN SINGH Malaysia has taken a major step ...

Small Danish banks told they’re money-laundering targets

Copenhagen • Denmark’s financial watchdog is telling smaller lenders to brace for an assault by money launderers as big banks respond to intense regulatory ...

Two Malaysian lawyers appointed to ICA

Tommy Thomas law rm partner Sitpah and Rajendra elected to international arbitration body for 3-year term
By HABHAJAN SINGH Two seasoned Malaysian ...

What the Supreme Court’s e-commerce law says about US

San Francisco • Internet businesses can’t hide from state taxes anymore.
The Supreme Court ruled last Thursday that online retailers like Amazon.com ...
IMF

IMF’s move augurs well for Islamic banks

IMF adds IF to market surveillance. In this 2nd and final part series, Chatta looks at what to expect on the regulatory front
By JAMSHAID ANWAR ...

UK revises merger rules to widen ‘national security’ test

London • The UK government revised merger and takeover rules, to make it easier to block takeovers of companies when officials are concerned about risks to ...
1mdb

Regulators under focus as new admin cracks the whip

One issue we face is lack of competency at some of the regulatory bodies and agencies, says retired senior civil servant
By HABHAJAN SINGH / Pic By ...