Ring the bells as ringgit turns 60 but digital is its future!

Share This: THE nation is not the only one that turned 60 this year. The local currency, the Malaysian ringgit, turned 60 too and it did so in style, hailed by both foreign and local analysts as the strongest major Asian currency to date. These analysts and economists are of the view that rising business […]

Berjaya Media eyes delisting from Bursa Malaysia

Share This: The Sun’s owner, Berjaya Media Berhad, is eyeing a delisting exercise for the company from Malaysia’s stock market, a source said. The source said the company is unable to weather the extreme downtrend in the printing and media print industry in Malaysia. This situation has hit most of the printed media companies, and the downtrend became […]

Shrinkflation is what matters to consumers

Share This: MALAYSIA is projected to record a higher inflation of 3.8% this year as compared to 2.1% in 2016. This is primarily attributed to a weak ringgit and rising transportation related cost. The inflationary pressure is also expected due to the upward pressure on most prices as seen in the first half of this […]

Mega RM30b financial package put together for PLUS

Share This: A RM30 billion mega financial package is being put together by a group of middle-eastern bankers for tycoon and Maju Holdings group executive chairman Tan Sri Abu Sahid ahead of his bid for highway operator PLUS Malaysia Bhd. “A group of bankers from Kuwait, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia met Abu Sahid a few […]

What should be the norm before self-driving cars knock on our doors?

Share This: THE idea of self-driving cars probably came from the 1980’s hit series Knight Rider which featured KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand), a superpowered intelligent car. In the series the focus is on a Pontiac Trans-Am that can drive 300 miles an hour, is bulletproof, fireproof, can talk but most importantly, it self-drives and […]

Gadang Engineering to Build Cyberjaya Hospital

Share This: Cyberview Sdn Bhd on Friday confirmed the appointment of Gadang Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Gadang Holdings Bhd as the principal contractor for the Cyberjaya Hospital. The appointment concludes a comprehensive tender process. The process saw 29 companies participating in a pre-qualification exercise which ultimately resulted in the selection of Gadang […]

Seasonal Fruits of Malaysia – Guide for Tourists

Share This: It so happens that several times that I landed on the Malaysian soil, I expected to find some local fruits being sold at stalls along the streets, which is really a common scene when the fruits are in season. But to my greatest disappointment, the fruits were not harvested yet because they were […]

Making homes affordable

Share This: THE provision of affordable housing has become a bane affecting governments around the world and Malaysia is no exception. With rising affluence and increasing population, the problem has become acuter especially in densely populated areas such as the Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Baru. According to Bank Negara’s Financial Stability and Payment Systems […]