Malaysia Morning News For May 26

Malaysia Morning News For May 26

Malaysia morning news

Malaysia To Be The First ASEAN Country To Host British Council’s Going Global Conference
Malaysia reached another milestone when it was chosen as the first ASEAN country to co-host the Going Global 2018 conference with British Council in Kuala Lumpur from May 2-4, 2018.
Malaysian Digest 

Smart energy consumption
ENERGY plays an important role in our lives. It comes in several forms that can be utilised to keep people warm during cold weather, provide food, improve transportation and increase productivity. When energy is utilised efficiently, it will bring great comfort to our lives. However, energy consumption has been increasing in recent decades as the world population keeps growing.
New Straits Times 

Registering with SSM through Biztrust
COMPANIES and online business owners can now register their businesses with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) through Biztrust.
New Straits Times

Malaysia: Manufacturer-backed sugar hike rejected by government
Malaysia will not increase the market price of sugar, despite a request to do so from one of the country’s most prominent companies and pressure from consumers’ associations to introduce a de facto sugar tax.

Google, Petronas, Shell top list of best companies to work for in M’sia
Google Malaysia has emerged as the leader in’s survey of companies that Malaysians aspire to work for.
New Straits Times 

Axiata returns to the black with net profit of RM239mil
Regional telecommunications firm Axiata Group Bhd saw a turnaround in the company’s fortunes, posting a net profit of RM239mil for the first quarter ended March 31 from the net loss of RM309mil in the preceding quarter ended Dec 31, 2016.
The Star Online

Malindo to rebrand as Batik Malaysia in H2
Malindo Air will transition its name and branding to Batik Malaysia in the second half of this year.
Flight Global 

AirAsia earnings down in Q1 on higher fuel cost
Increased passenger traffic lifted revenue at AirAsia Bhd in the first quarter ended March 31, but the airline’s earnings dropped on higher fuel cost.
The Star Online 

Prime minister of Malaysia brings 43 durian fruits to China
The “One Belt One Road” International Summit was convened in Beijing earlier this month. The heads of state and government officials from 29 countries, representatives of 130 more countries and leaders of over 70 international organisations, all gathered in Beijing.
Fresh Plaza 

74 per cent of abandoned housing projects revived with RM250m govt funds
One hundred and eighty-eight projects or 74 per cent of the 253 abandoned housing projects in peninsula Malaysia were revived between 2009 and April 30, with government funds amounting to RM250 million.
New Straits Times 

Public Bank bags four Malaysian e-Payments Excellence Awards 2017
Public Bank Bhd clinched four awards at the recent Malaysian e-Payments Excellence Awards 2017 (MEEA) for its contribution to the growth of e-payments in the country.
The Edge Markets

Ringgit extends gains, opens higher against US dollar
The ringgit extended yesterday’s gains to open higher against the US dollar today on continued buying interest boosted by encouraging first quarter economic growth, dealers said.
New Straits Times

Report: Putrajaya hires US firm for RM1.07 million to lobby Washington
The Malaysian government, it appears, has hired an American firm with close ties to the Trump administration to lobby on its behalf.
Free Malaysia Today 

Elections ahead & troubles behind, Najib’s in the driver’s seat
Malaysia’s prime minister has escaped a corruption scandal and economic downturn to emerge as the front runner in elections expected later this year
Asia Times  

CIMB Research retains Hold for Axiata with higher target price
CIMB Equities Research is retaining its Hold call for Axiata Group and raised its sum-of-parts based target price by 18% from RM4.50 to RM5.30.
The Star Online  


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