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Investors urged to develop kenaf industry

KOTA BHARU, July 15 (Bernama) -- The Primary Industries Ministry is inviting local and foreign investors to collaborate with the National Kenaf and Tobacco Board or LKTN to develop the kenaf industry in a bid to meet the rising demand.


Capital outflow pace slows down despite US-China trade war concerns

By Mohd Khairi Idham Amran & Azlee Nor Mahmud

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) -- US-China trade war concerns continued to weigh on the Malaysian equities market, in tandem with the global equities market movements, but the trend has shown some positivity with the pace of outflows slowing down.


CIMB clinches 12 awards at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) -- The CIMB Group has garnered 12 notable awards at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2018, including Sukuk Adviser of the Year in Asia Pacific for the seventh year in a row.


ASEAN media practitioners visit oldest port in India

From V. Sankara Subramaniam

KOLKATA, INDIA, July 15 (Bernama) -- Twenty media practitioners from ASEAN member states who participated in the ASEAN-India Media Exchange Programme 2018 kick-started their trip with a visit to the Port of Kolkata, the oldest operating port in India.


Senior manager salaries in GLCs should commensurate with responsibilities

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) -- In order to run government-linked companies (GLCs) professionally, their senior manager salaries should not be set above or below market rates, instead they should be competitive in line with the challenges and responsibilities tasked in managing businesses of similar importance and size.


Property sector moving forward on positive note in 2h18 - Axis REIT

KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 (Bernama) -- The property sector is expected to do better in the second half of 2018 (2H18), opposing the general perception of the bearish property sector, as the knee-jerk reaction due to 14th General Election subsided, Axis Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Head of Investments Siva Shanker said.


Foreign investor interest in Malaysia remains intact - Ong

KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 (Bernama) -- Foreign investor interest in Malaysia remains intact based on the backlog of investments processed by the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority's (MIDA) National Committee on Investment, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming.