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  • Brave New World: Faces to Watch

    AS the ambitious plan to turn Malaysia into a high-income nation gets into gear, certain personalities, both government and corporate, will be keenly watched for their ability to shape things. Who are they? MALAYSIA prepares to enter a promising new era with the launch of the concluding part of the National Economic Advisory Council's New Economic Model (NEM).

  • Magical India Beckons?

    KFC Holdings has been rejecting a couple of suitors of late. Could this be due to its foray into India and the huge market potential there? THE ability to spurn suitors means that the sweetheart must indeed be very sweet, or in the case of KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFC), sweet and finger-licking tasty too. That's what happened when ultimate parent, Johor Corp Bhd (JCorp), through Kulim (M) Bhd (Kulim)...

  • Perking Up Local Companies

    AS the country moves towards reducing dependence on foreign direct investment and encouraging more domestic direct investment, it is timely for the government to offer similar perks and incentives that were once offered to foreign investors to local companies, says former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. What is being done about this? WHILE SURFING THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF the Prime...

  • The Glc Quandary

    While it cannot be denied that government-linked companies have an important role to play in economic capacity building, their internal workings should not face excessive interference from the government as this will limit their growth. IRRESPECTIVE of what argument the respondents in the Sime Darby Bhd civil suit put forward, I have all along maintained that the board of directors of the...

  • The Glc Quandary

    While it cannot be denied that government-linked companies have an important role to play in economic capacity building, their internal workings should not face excessive interference from the government as this will limit their growth. IRRESPECTIVE of what argument the respondents in the Sime Darby Bhd civil suit put forward, I have all along maintained that the board of directors of the...

  • What's Cooking?

    TAN Sri Muhammad Ali Hashim's shock exit from Johor Corp, one of the most successful state corporations in the country, has led to a lot of speculation as to what exactly is happening in the company. WEIRD THINGS, IF YOU ASK some quarters, have been happening to Johor Corp of late. But the state's senior executives, if they are asked, might say this is part of the company's restructuring.

  • Salient Points of New Concession Agreement

    WhEN the UEM Group and EPF complete their acquisition of PLUS Expressways Bhd (PLUS), the revised concession agreements and concession assets of the five expressways will be placed under a new company to be called Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Bhd (PLUS). The latter will be a wholly owned subsidiary of PLUS Malaysia Sdn Bhd, an investment vehicle in which the UEM Group will own a 51% stake and EPF,...

  • A Contentious Deal

    Is the much-vaunted UEM Land Bhd takeover of Sunrise Bhd all that it is cracked up to be? Stories by Abdul Razak Chik AS takeovers go, the UEM Land Holdings Bhd offer for property developer Sunrise Bhd is no different from those of others that seek to leverage on synergies and joint expertise to achieve greater growth. UEM Land has lots of land while Sunrise is a byword for high-end...

  • Epf Not to Subsidise Plus

    THE sale of PLUS to a UEM-EPF special purpose vehicle for RM23 billion with little information forthcoming has raised eyebrows. This is understandable, as there are concerns that the life savings of EPF members are being used to subsidise the highway concessionaire's operations. ASAS SERBA SDN BHD AND MMC CORPORATION Bhd could be kicking themselves in the rear. There's no doubt that their...

  • Malaysia's Best

    THIS YEAR'S COVER FEATURING our survey of Top-100 listed companies reveals an interesting fact. While combined revenue registered a marginal increase, combined profits have rebounded by close to 36%, indicating that the corporate sector is on the road to recovery, albeit in the early stages. Still, there were some companies that bucked the trend to register robust growth numbers. Read who they...

  • Towards Rquitable Wealth Distribution

    WHILE the government's plan to reduce stakes in business has received quick response, it has also stirred up racist and hypocritical response from certain segments of society. This shouldn't be the case in the spirit of 1Malaysia. IN MARCH, WHEN ANNOUNCING THE FIRST instalment of the New Economic Model, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Abdul Razak said Khazanah Nasional Bhd and the Ministry...

  • Asas Serba's Grand Plans

    LITTLE known Asas Serba Sdn Bhd is proposing to take over the country's 22 toll highways. IN THE MIDST OF THE DEBATE on the government taking toll concessions private, a little known private entity, Asas Serba Sdn Bhd, has come up with a proposal to take over management and operations of all highway concessionaires in the country.

  • Judging the Judge

    ARE WE now free to sue judges when we suspect they have acted in bad faith? This loaded question springs to mind upon a cursory reading of the remarks concerning judicial immunity by the Chief Justice, Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim, on March 8.

  • Foundations of Charity

    BILL Gates, founder of Microsoft Corp and probably the richest man in the world, said: `Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six

  • The Iranian Lesson for the Muslim World

    THE WAY IRAN HANDLED THE CAPTURE AND RELEASE OF 15 BRITISH Royal Navy seamen (and a woman) for entering its territorial waters can serve as an example to the moribund Muslim world for solving international crises. It was a clever mixture of diplomacy and military posturing that put the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in a fix. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad must have been aware from...

  • The Movers and Shakers

    THE stock market loves movers and shakers, be they companies or individuals, whose manoeuvres have an impact on stock prices. In 2004,

  • A Closer Look

    MALAYAN BANKING BHD A stellar performer

  • Confidence Call

    DISAPPOINTING first-half earnings have been driving the equity market lower, highlighting the need to be on constant guard for major fundamental

  • Mesdaq's Taipans

    IN business, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. This year, our second annual counting of Mesdaq Taipan's wealth yielded some new and

  • Making Waves in 2005

    WHAT can you expect in 2005? Well, if you don't have a crystal ball to gaze into, then our cover story will help you identify some listed

  • Bombardier Signs Cooperative Memorandum Of Understanding With Renong Berhad In Malaysia.

    ...(TSE, ME: BBD.A), and Tan Sri Halim Saad, Executive Chairman of Renong Berhad, a major Malaysia-based investment and infrastructure ...

  • Bankers in Demand

    Bankers continue to enjoy increasing payouts as the fight for top management talent intensifies. THANKS to a better equity market and the stiff fight for talent in the banking sector, top bankers continue to enjoy bigger pay packages. CIMB Group Holdings Bhd's group managing director/chief executive Datuk Seri Nazir Razak is still Malaysia's highest-paid banker despite the smaller compensation he ...

  • The Taprunneth Over ...

    DESPITE the slow economic conditions, many companies saw it fit to bestow huge payouts upon their top directors. Yet, some of these payments may have been justified. Others, though, are debatable. WHILE Malaysia's corporate sector has turned largely cautious over growth and salaries of its rank and file, the remunerations of its boardroom directors do not seem to have been significantly affected.