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The ringgit is likely to trade higher next week, ranging from RM4.10 to RM4.15 against the US dollar, spurred by improved risk appetite for the local currency amid growing optimism over the recovery i...
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THE Perdana Leadership Foundation’s CEO Forum 2019 was held on April 4 with the theme: “Accelerating the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Malaysia.”
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KUALA LUMPUR: Businessman Low Taek Jho, who is central to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, was mentioned on the fourth day of the corruption trial involving Datuk Seri Najib Razak, which also witnessed a tense exchange between the prosecution and the defence.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Daily average volume on the onshore foreign currency exchange (FX) market stands at US$12.3bil, according to Bank Negara.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here was told that almost US$15mil was deposited into the SRC International Sdn Bhd account from Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Investment PJS (Ltd).
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit weakened as much as 0.54% against the US dollar late Tuesday to 4.1285, the lowest since Jan 25.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara raided an AmBank branch just four days after the Wall Street Journal broke a story about an investigation into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) where nearly US$700mil (RM2.88bil) were believed to have been channelled into Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal accounts, the High Court heard.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16) : Datuk Seri Najib Razak's RM42 million SRC International Sdn Bhd criminal breach of trust and abuse of power trial at the High Court here enters into its third day today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has added another feather to his illustrious cap – this time by way of an honorary PhD in business management.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The total deposits received by the Pilgrims Fund Board (TH) still show a positive figure as the confidence of the depositors remains intact even though the institution has declared a low dividend payment for 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been awarded an honorary doctorate of business management by the Asia School of Business (ASB).
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HOW much should our workers be paid? This issue has long been debated by our lawmakers as well as our institutions, which include Bank Negara in its latest 2018 annual report and the highly respected Khazanah Research Institute (KRI).
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THE exposé of the mismanagement that has taken place at the various institutions has been staggering. The revelations of the shenanigans that took place in Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH), Felda and Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) showed the extent of how past dealings were made with disregard to proper governance and transparency.
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PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli questioned the action of Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan who allegedly tried to hide his RM10 million remittance for residential purchases...
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SEREMBAN (April 10): PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli questioned the action of UMNO deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan who allegedly tried to hide his RM10 million remittance for residential pur...
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PUTRAJAYA: In an unprecedented move, a nine-man Federal Court Bench handed down a landmark majority judgment that any decision by Bank Negara's Syariah Advisory Council (SAC) on Islamic finance is constitutional and binding on civil courts even though the Council is not a judicial body.
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PUTRAJAYA (April 10): PUTRAJAYA (April 10): In a landmark decision, the Federal Court today ruled that findings on Islamic finance by Bank Negara's Syariah Advisory Council (SAC) is binding on civil c...
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KUALA LUMPUR:Affin Hwang Capital research is positive on Axis REITS plans to develop Axis mega Distribution Centre Phase 2 into a grade-A distribution centre with green mark qualification and flexible modular space configuration.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is expected to meet its gross domestic product (GDP) growth target of 4.9% despite the challenges it faces.
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PETALING JAYA: Uncertainty over potential future provisions on Fortis Healthcare Ltd has got analysts turning cautious on IHH Healthcare Bhd. Kenanga Research, in a note, said it remains cautious on Fortis in terms of additional findings which could pose risks in terms of provisions.
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SEREMBAN (April 9): The tabling of a White Paper on the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) in Parliament on Wednesday will, among others, propose a new business model for the management of Fel...
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SEREMBAN: The tabling of a White Paper on the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) in Parliament on Wednesday will, among others, propose a new business model for the management of Felda farms a...
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SEREMBAN (April 8): The tabling of a White Paper on the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) in Parliament on Wednesday will, among others, propose a new business model for the management of Fel...
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LETTER | The Malaysia Consumers Movement (MCM) commends Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail for his efforts in addressing the issue of monopoly or cartels in Malaysi...
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THREE years after she stepped down as governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, a post she held for 16 years, Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz is in the thick of things again.
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FOR decades, there had been an air of immutability about Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB). But Malaysia’s largest fund manager is now on the verge of a historic transformation.
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KUALA LUMPUR: In the event of an overnight policy rate (OPR) cut, banks net interest income will be reduced, according to RHB Banking Group managing director Datuk Khairussaleh Ramli.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Deputy Governor Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour has called on industry players in the private sector to play a role in supporting the national agenda for more affordable homes.
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BANK Negara’s findings in its 2018 Annual Report that real monthly salaries for fresh graduates holding a diploma or degree have dipped since 2010 will come as a significant blow to the confidence o...
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YOURSAY | ‘Unless industries are willing to bite the bullet, we will be in the middle-income trap.’ Bank Negara calls for 'critical' labour reforms with many M'sians underpaid Aonymous_e3e72c1b: T...
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SHAH ALAM: Education Minister Maszlee Malik says the Cabinet has approved a proposal for a single qualifying body for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses.
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BANK Negara, in its annual report 2018, revealed that there is a decline in demand for high skill jobs in Malaysia.
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AS part of ongoing efforts to promote continued access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Bank Negara conducted a survey in 2018 to obtain a better understanding of the financing needs and behaviour of SMEs.
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The Education Ministry says it is up to industries offering jobs to study the decline of the starting salaries of fresh graduates.
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LANGKAWI, March 30 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today did not deny the possibility that the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) report on Pakatan Harapan government’s first 100-day in power could be rel...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin supports the release of CEP’s 100-day report but conceded that some of its information should be placed under ...
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BANK Negara’s announcement this week which stated that it is looking to issue up to three virtual banking licences has excited the local financial sector which otherwise has begun to look a little lethargic.
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THE household debt to gross domestic product in Malaysia had fallen slightly to 83% in 2018, thanks to the growth in the economy which was faster than debt. Bank Negara’s report showed the country’s household debt stood at RM1.18 trillion in 2018, of which residential housing loans accounted for 53.2% or RM628bil of total household debts while the remaining 46.8% were for personal consumption including motor vehicles, credit card and personal finance.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s reserves remained usable as at end-Feb 2019, with official reserve assets at US$102.36bil, in accordance with the International Monetary Fund’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (IMF SDDS) format.
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THE recent announcement by HWGG Capital of HWG Cash, a digital token pegged to the US Dollar, may have come as surprising news considering the current efforts of the Securities Commission (SC) to regu...
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GEORGE TOWN: A former factory operator is the latest victim to have lost M77,700 to a Macau Scam syndicate, according to Southwest Police Chief Supt A. A. Anbalagan, here today.
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PETALING JAYA: The Youth and Sports Ministry is committed to create a new generation of quality graduates with its National Youth Skills Institute's (IKBN) Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) module.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — The government will not declassify the Council of Eminent Persons’ (CEP) report and release it to the public, Datuk Hanipa Maidin told Parliament today.
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PETALING JAYA: Institutionalising the new enhanced performance measurement framework for development financial institutions (DFIs) and ensuring its effective implementation will continue to be a key priority for DFIs and a focus of Bank Negara’s regulatory and supervisory activities.
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PETALING JAYA: Despite the potential lower starting salaries for their children, parents believe it is still worth investing in tertiary education.
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PETALING JAYA: Degree holders are facing a double whammy as they stare at shrinking starting salaries coupled with a declining demand for high-skilled jobs.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is neither entering a recession nor is it suffering from deflation despite tough economic conditions, Bank Negara says.
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PETALING JAYA: While household debt to gross domestic product in Malaysia has fallen slightly to 83% in 2018, Bank Negara warns that there is a growing number of defaults in personal financing.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is bracing for the arrival of virtual banks, with some industry players expecting up to three licences to be issued by Bank Negara once the regulation for the industry is in place.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The growth of personal financing (PF), which drove the earlier rapid expansion in household debt, has moderated significantly after a series of cross-cutting measures were implemented since 2012.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian economy is expected to sustain its growth momentum and expand by between 4.3% and 4.8% in 2019 compared with 4.7% last year anchored by private sector activity, supported by stable income and employment growth, as well as sustained capacity expansion by businesses.
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MALAYSIA is still in the very early stage of e-wallet adoption, says Poshu Yeung, the vice president of Tencent International Business Group, the developers of the WeChat social media and mobile payme...
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PETALING JAYA: There is room for Bank Negara to cut interest rates to support Malaysia’s economic growth even if inflation rises in the latter part of the year, economists say.According to AmBank Research, there is a strong case for the central bank to lower the benchmark overnight policy rate (OPR), which commercial banks refer to in pricing their lending rates, as signs continue to point to moderating economic growth.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara's international reserves rose US$200mil to US$102.6bil as at March 15, 2019, compared with US$102.4bil on Feb 28, 2019.
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank has cautioned against introducing a “windfall” tax, saying putting such a tax on profits could be bad for the business environment.
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There’s a proverb in Malay called ‘durian runtuh.’ Briefly, it meant unexpected big profits.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tabung Haji is confident it will win back the trust of depositors in it as a trustee to manage their savings and investments.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 21): Tabung Haji is confident it will win back the trust of depositors in it as a trustee to manage their savings and investments.
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SINGAPORE (March 21): Malaysian bonds will be one of the happiest fixed income sectors in Asia with the Fed providing cover for Asian central banks looking for a rate cutting window of their own.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The yield of Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) is expected to face some further downward pressure as the market is also considering the prospects of an overnight policy rate (OPR) cut by Bank Negara, according to RAM Ratings. The rating agency said expectations of a cut in OPR followed Bank Negara’s more cautious tone in its latest monetary policy statement released on March 5.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — The Bar Council will observe a money laundering case against high-profile lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun that has purportedly raised constitutional issues.
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PETALING JAYA: A disagreement among stakeholders in the government-controlled Bank Rakyat is stalling the appointment of a new managing director, creating a vacuum at the management level, FMT has lea...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 — Malaysian property developers face the conundrum of more expensive houses remaining unsold even as demand exceeds the supply of affordable housing.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara’s international reserves rose US$100mil to US$102.4bil as at Feb 28, 2019, compared with US$102.3bil on Feb 15, 2019.
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SEREMBAN (March 7): A total of 8,651 applications for Type A houses costing RM80,000 have been received by the state government to date, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara's international reserves rose US$100mil to US$102.4bil as at Feb 28, 2019, compared with US$102.3bil on Feb 15, 2019.
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PETALING JAYA: The country’s key interest rate could be cut in the next four months, considering Bank Negara’s more cautious tone on the Malaysian economy recently, says AmBank Research.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara struck a more cautious tone in its latest monetary policy statement due to "downside risks" in the economy, say analysts.
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PETALING JAYA: Bank Negara’s Monetary Policy Committee has maintained the overnight policy rate (OPR) at 3.25%, which is within economists’ expectations, while expecting inflation to be stable this year.In the immediate term, it said inflation is expected to remain low mainly due to policy measures such as a lower ceiling price on retail fuel prices until mid-2019 and the impact of the changes in the consumption tax policy on headline inflation.
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Flash: Bank Negara keeps OPR at 3.25%
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There have been no offers on the table for a purchase of Legoland Malaysia Resort, says sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — A PAS leader has questioned if banking details of key PKR leaders’ foes would be safe under the new administration, following PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli’s disclosure...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 4): Ringgit trades little changed, holding on to its losses from Friday, ahead of a report that’s forecast to show Malaysian exports fell by the most in almost a year in January.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 1): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has dismissed concerns about the fall in Malaysian Business Confidence in the first quarter of this year (1Q19) to its lowest level since 1Q17, sa...
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Former Maika Holdings Bhd CEO S Vell Paari claimed that funds channelled from the company to him, were actually refunds for money he had pumped to help the firm stay afloat.
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KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Research Institute has maintained its view for Bank Negara to keep its overnight policy rate (OPR) at 3.25% for 2019.
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PETALING JAYA: The Ministry of Housing and Local Government has established a Housing Integrated Data System to help it identify the demand for and supply of affordable housing nationwide.
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PETALING JAYA: The High Court today dismissed with cost the application of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor for a stay application against Lebanese company Global Royalty Trading SAL.
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The Penang division of Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) says it is shocked with Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran's alleged remark that the current RM1,100 minimum wage was too high for some...
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(Feb 25): Well, that’s a relief!
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YOURSAY | ‘Fear of losing a fragile vote bank is no excuse to hold off on reforms.’ Harapan may lose GE15 if it pushes reforms too fast, Saddiq warns David Dass: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Sad...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia's international reserves rose US$200mil to US$102.3bil as at Feb 15, 2019 compared with US$102.1bil on Jan 31, 2019.
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YOURSAY | ‘Criminality has infected all branches of the government, from the top to the bottom.’ Shocking!
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JOHOR BAHRU (Feb 16): Tenants of the People’s Housing Project (PPR) units who have a good rental payment record can use their payment slips as supporting documents to purchase a house for themselves...
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JOHOR BAHRU (Feb 15): Tenants of the People’s Housing Project (PPR) units who have a good rental payment record can use their payment slips as supporting documents to purchase a house for themselves...
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JOHOR BARU, Feb 15 — People’s Housing Project (PPR) tenants can soon use records of their monthly rental payments as supporting documents to apply for a housing loan, Housing and Local Government ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: All foreign insurers operating in Malaysia have about two more months to submit their plans on paring down their shareholdings in their local units.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia closed higher on Thursday after the economy in the fourth quarter grew above expectations and Bank Negara expects steady growth for this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara is requiring all foreign insurers operating in Malaysia to submit their plans on reducing ownership of their local units by early April this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI erased earlier losses by midday as Bank Negara announced a better-than-expected gross domestic product for Q4 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Etiqa Life Insurance Bhd has appointed Paul Low Hong Ceong as its new CEO, hence completing Etiqa’s search for high-calibre executives to helm its four organisations. He officially took office on Thursday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Integrated facilities management service provider GFM Services Bhd has clinched two contracts worth a total of RM69mil from Bank Negara.
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KUALA LUMPUR: GFM Services Bhd has secured two contracts from Bank Negara for the provision of comprehensive facilities management services at selected premises operated by the central bank.
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“Out, damned spot! Out, I say.” - Shakespeare: Macbeth, Act 5, Scene1. COMMENT | As the stream of corruption and financial abuse of power cases brought against leaders of the previous government a...
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The stream of corruption and financial abuse of power cases brought against leaders of the previous government and its key supporters continues unabated.