Malaysia Morning News For February 2

Malaysia Morning News For February 2

Malaysia morning newsOpportunities for Malaysia to develop maritime economy
Malaysia has the opportunities to further develop its maritime economy, with the support of numerous shipyards, ports and terminals, in addition to a prime geographic location.
— The Star Online

Celcom launches Yoodo digital mobile brand
Malaysia’s Celcom Axiata has launched Yoodo, a new digital mobile brand that is offering what it says is the first mobile service in the country that enables customers to completely customize their mobile plan.
— Telecomasia.net

NeNe Chicken eyeing 20 stores in Malaysia by 2020
South Korea’s largest fried chicken chain, NeNe Chicken, which opened its first outlet in Genting Highlands, intends to open a few more outlets in the country.
— The Star Online

AirAsia announces RM169 flights to Davao
AirAsia Bhd today officiated the recently launched route from Kuala Lumpur to Davao, Philippines.
— New Straits Times

Millennials aim to spoil Malaysia’s polls
In an election featuring many age-old familiar faces, an increasingly engaged but alienated younger generation of Malaysian voters is committing to #UndiRosak, a social media sparked campaign that advocates spoiling ballots rather than voting for the candidates on offer.
— Asia Times

Business leaders in Malaysia most optimistic since 2014
Malaysian business leaders’ overall optimism surged to 6% in the fourth quarter of 2017, a sharp rebound from a negative 36% a year ago, according to Grant Thornton’s quarterly business survey.
— The Star Online

Petronas awarded 6 Mexico-based contracts
Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas emerged as one of the major winners in Mexico’s auction of 19 oil and gas blocks on Wednesday, winning six blocks, wire agencies reported yesterday.
— New Straits Times

Spectrum payment to have minor impact on telco earnings, gearing
AmInvestment Bank Bhd expects the RM118.4 million spectrum payment to have a minor impact on the earnings and gearings of Maxis Bhd, Axiata Group Bhd and Digi.Com Bhd.
— The Sun Daily

Further development of Kuala Terengganu City Centre on track
The construction of a new road in Kuala Terengganu City Centre (KTCC) under Package One, stretching from KTCC Muara Utara, Seberang Takir towards Sultan Mahmud Airport is expected to be completed by April 2019.
— New Straits Times

2017 marked by strong passenger demand, load factor — IATA
International passenger traffic soared 7.9 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016.
— The Edge Markets

Parkson’s exit a sign of tough times for retail stores?
The sudden exit of the Parkson departmental store as a tenant from the Maju Junction Mall in Kuala Lumpur is another sign of challenging times for retail stores in Malaysia.
— The Star Online

SP Setia’s Careya sold out on launch day
SP Setia Bhd sold all 93 units of its latest development Careya, the first of Setia Alam’s Starter Homes series on launch day.
— New Straits Times

Fitch plans to withdraw Genting Singapore ratings
Fitch Ratings plans to withdraw ratings on Genting Singapore Plc in early March 2018 due to commercial reasons.
— The Edge Markets

Proud to be Malaysian
I AM still in Madinah as I write this, having performed the umrah in Makkah earlier. In these two holy cities, Malaysia and Malaysians are well known among the locals.
— New Straits Times

 

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