ZALORA sees Greater KL as door to Asean's e-commerce boom

''We wanted out hub to be the main driver of ZALORA's regional operations, supporting all of its markets across Asia. Today, the KL hub serve as the heart of the organisation, fuelling our next stage of growth,'' says chief marketing officer Elias...

How InvestKL helped Malaysia score big with ZALORA

As Malaysia grapples with slow growth and increasing competition for investment capital, InvestKL – an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) – showed foresight by recognising that e-commerce is a potentia...

Sabah govt to discuss Iman's death

The state government will table the issue of the death of Malaysia's last Sumatran rhinoceros, Iman, to the cabinet next week, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

NGO: Malaysia did its best for rhinos

The same cannot be said of others, says NGO executive director.

Sumatran rhinos' deaths bring into stark relief threat of species extinction

MALAYSIA tried but it was in vain.

The last decade saw many people giving their time and effort to ensure the survival of the country’s last three Sumatran rhinoceroses, yet they failed.

Sungai Klang given new lease of life

Development plan to revive river set to be a game changer for Selangor.

NST Leader: Losing the last one

Malaysia lost its last Sumatran rhino, Iman, on Saturday. Though we lost her to natural causes, human action and inaction have ended this and other kinds before.

Drones That Do the Work of 500 Farmers Are Transforming Palm Oil

Drone sales to agriculture companies are expanding 22% a year. Asia palm plantations cover an area about the size of the U.K.

Aerial army for palm oil firms

Insight Robotics looks to supply up to 50 drones to 4 companies next year

Elon Musk Says Cybertruck Orders Have Climbed to 200,000

First 146,000 orders made within 48 hours of Cybertruck reveal. Tesla charges just $100 for deposits, less than for Model 3.

China to raise penalties on IP theft in trade war compromise

China has said it will raise penalties on violations of intellectual property (IP) rights in an attempt to address one of the sticking points in trade talks with the United States.

Beijing will also look into lowering the thresholds for cr...

US meat producers want a slice of vegan market

The growing craze for vegetarian versions of juicy burgers and sausages has created such a buzz that even traditional meat producers are trying to get in on the action.

Indonesia: Jokowi's second term holds promises

President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi as he is fondly called, began his second term at the end of October. His new administration was fully in place by early November when all his senior cabinet officials as well as deputy ministers had been sworn in.<...

Malaysians lost RM769mil to scams in 3 years

Scammers have cheated Malaysians of more than RM769 million in the past three years, making it one of the most lucrative illegal business schemes around.

Get moving! Four in five adolescents don't exercise enough: WHO

Only 15pc of adolescent girls worldwide get prescribed amount of physical activity compared with 22pc for boys.

ECRL to unveil proposed Kota Baru-Dungun realignment on Monday

The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will be unveiling its proposed realignment from Kota Baru to Dungun during its Public Inspection exercise on Nov 25, according to Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) in a statement today.

Board of Australia's Westpac 'unreservedly apologizes' over money-laundering

The board of Australia’s second largest bank on Friday apologized unreservedly for 23 million breaches of money laundering laws, but stood by management despite pressure from politicians to review its leadership.

Vietnam to allow independent trade unions, raise retirement age

Vietnam this week adopted an amended Labour Code that allows the formation of independent trade unions at the grassroots level and raises the retirement age to cope with an imminent labour shortage.

Tourism helps more airlines take off in Vietnam

Vietnam's booming tourism industry has led to growth in the aviation sector, with more routes and airlines creating a new landscape for the industry.

Jokowi picks young people to presidential expert staff for their 'fresh, innovative ideas'

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has appointed seven young people as members of his new presidential expert staff to give him innovative ideas in regard to the country’s development in various fields.

Go into vegetable and fruit farming — Dr M

In a bid to address the country's huge food import bill, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said farmers should diversify and venture into vegetable and fruit farming as well using modern technology.

Gov't should regulate food marketing to minimise poor choices -- UNICEF

Government intervention is necessary to lessen the potential harm resulting from poor food choices, said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Malaysia representative Marianne Clark-Hattingh.

Chinese firm will lease part of Solomon Islands after Taiwan ties severed

Tulagi island, which has a natural deep water harbour, will be leased by the China Sam Group. The deal mentions developing a refinery on the island, but its potential for dual use as military base will concern the US and Australia.

Asian cities risk stumbling 'zombie-like' towards digital dystopia

As Asian cities turn to technologies such as facial recognition and artificial intelligence to deliver social welfare and public services, urban experts on Thursday urged authorities to address privacy concerns and protect the vulnerable.

How the U.S.-China Trade War Could Wallop the Financial System

Protectionism has central bankers loosening monetary policy, which pushes investors to take bigger risks.

Fierce selldown of MAHB as MoT mulls alternative models for airport ops

The ministry of transport (MoT) is looking at alternatives, besides the regulated asset base (RAB) framework, for the future development of domestic airports, Transport Minister Anthony Loke told an investor forum yesterday.

U.S. Senators Defy China Threat, Press Ahead With Hong Kong Bill

After House passage, legislation awaits action in Senate. Beijing warns of ‘strong’ measures in response to action.

Hong Kong assembly in chaos; attack on democracy leader a 'chilling signal'

Hong Kong’s parliament descended into chaos on Thursday, with lawmakers dragged out by security guards for heckling leader Carrie Lam as they demanded an inquiry into a brutal attack on a prominent human rights activist ahead of a major rally.

Hong Kong Tycoons Are $3 Billion Richer on Lam’s Housing Policy

Push to quell social unrest enriches city’s billionaires. New housing policies seen as a positive for developer stocks

Kadir: Newspapers will die because of you

A show of hands at yesterday’s forum, “Survival of Print Media: Why Go Soft When You Can Go Hard?” at Intekma Resort and Convention Centre in Shah Alam saw only a few among the audience admitting that they read newspapers.

The forum’s panellist, Datuk A. Kadir Ja...

NST Leader: Words of mouth

How to take the heart away

Blockchain-based carbon exchange launched

A global blockchain-based carbon exchange was launched yesterday, offering a marketplace for airlines and other corporate buyers to trade securitised carbon emissions.

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Getting a taste of foodie culture in Malaysia

Terengganu's remote setting, with few Indian and Chinese immigrants, has led to a predominance of Malay culture here, influencing the food. We tuck into our main courses of south China sea lobster, flavoured with turmeric and garlic, and red snapp...

YTL Hospitality REIT 1Q NPI up 11%, declares 1.96 sen dividend

The Edge, November 27, 2019

Wong Ee Lin

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 27): YTL Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust’s (YTL REIT) net property income (NPI) grew 11.4% to RM62.7 million in its first quarter ended Sept 30, 2019 (1QFY20)...

Maybank IB Research maintains YTL Hospitality REIT as Top BUY
With 16% total return

We understand that YTLREIT plans to expand its portfolio further via acquisition of assets, particularly hospitality assets from its parent, YTL Corp - potentially within the Europe and South East Asia regions.

YTL Corp Records 1st Quarter Revenue of RM5.3 Billion (US$1.3 Billion) & Profit Before Tax of RM184 Million (US$44 Million)

YTL Corp Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, KBE, CBE, FICE, said, “The Group saw a 29.3% increase in revenue to RM5.3 billion for the quarter under review, with all business segments turning in better perfor...

YTL Corp unit submits plans for 'third biggest UK arena' in northern Bristol

YTL Group has reportedly submitted its planning application to local councils for a 17,000 capacity entertainment arena on the northern edge of Bristol, UK.

The Leaps of Knowledge conference returns for the 7th consecutive year

Featuring a Series of Inspirational Keynotes and Seminars by International Experts focusing on the HEART of Education

Celebrating Malaysia’s multicultural heritage at Lottie’s Cultural Splash

YTL Foundation and Pusat Kreatif Kanak-Kanak Tuanku Bainun invite Malaysians and visitors alike to embrace Malaysia’s rich and diverse culture

YTL sees rail opportunities in U.K.

YTL Corp Bhd, the biggest Malaysian investor in the United Kingdom, plans to foray into the state's rail industry, said executive chairman Tan Sri Francis Yeoh.

A teacher's effort and contribution knows no boundaries

Recognising teachers for their outstanding efforts in raising the bar in 21st Century Education

Meet the man behind YTL Arena plans and why he's willing to invest millions into Bristol

Who are YTL, the firm behind the plans for the YTL Arena, submitted to Bristol City Council this week? In an exclusive interview for Bristol Live, Mike Norton spoke to YTL’s Dato Hong Yeoh about the company and the principles which drive it.

Spicy, exotic and surprisingly simple: discovering Malaysia is best done through its food

JAMES Callery tastes his way around the markets and restaurants of this southeast Asian culinary gem.

YTL’s 3 Orchard By-The-Park: A catalyst for sales, benchmark prices at Orchard Boulevard

YTL Land & Development’s luxury condo, 3 Orchard By-The-Park, walked away with the most awards for a completed development at the EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2019, which was held at a gala dinner at the JW Marriott Singapore on Oct 18. It swept up five awards across multiple ca...

Starhill Gallery to undergo transformation

THE iconic Starhill Gallery, which is part of a portfolio of retail assets owned by Singapore-based Starhill Global Real Estate Investment Trust (SGREIT) will undergo a transformation and revealed as The Starhill – Home of the Tastemakers in...

Clean-up at Chesil Beach by Wessex Water volunteers

More than 80 Wessex Water volunteers visited Chesil Beach near Portland for a beach clean – and removed a huge haul of rubbish.

YTL set to increase investments in UK

YTL Group executive chairman Tan Sri Francis Yeoh has been conferred the Knight Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for his contribution to the United Kingdom's economy and bilateral ties between two countries.

YTL's Express Rail Link receives international recognition for its Partnership Initiatives at The Global AirRail Awards 2019

YTL owned Express Rail Link Sdn. Bhd. (ERL) has picked up the Partnership of the Year Award at the annual Global AirRail Awards held in Vienna for its efforts in expanding its sales platform and customer base worldwide.

Top ski retreats: It doesn't get cooler than this

Hit the slopes and take in the snow at these top ski retreats in Japan and Switzerland.