Luxury brands struggle to attract Internet generation

Seducing hyper-connected "Millennials" poses an increasing challenge for luxury brands, which find their markets slowing as young, sceptical consumers force them to rethink strategies.

Duterte snubs his proclamation as next Philippines president

The Philippine parliament proclaimed Rodrigo Duterte the nation’s next president last night following his landslide election win this month, but he snubbed the high-profile event.

Technology disrupting our social fabric

HOW many times have we had to ask our children to take us through the intricate steps of smartphones? The answer is, countless.

Private-sector debt threatens Malaysia’s economy

An increase in Malaysia’s private-sector and corporate debt levels can give rise to another round of financial crisis, a political analyst said, in addition to political noise on the domestic front.

All have role in solving youth unemployment

Throughout history, unemployment has been a problem at some point for nearly every country. From the Great Depression, to the post-war situation, to more recent challenges such as the demise of manufacturing in the West.

French finance minister rules out Google tax deal, more firms could be targeted

France will 'go all the way' to ensure that multinationals operating on its soil pay their taxes and more cases could follow after Google and McDonald's were targeted by tax raids, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said.

Most economists say Brexit will harm economy: poll

Nine out of 10 of Britain's top economists working in London's City financial district, small business and academia believe the economy will be harmed if Britain leaves the European Union, a poll said on Sunday.

Wanda City takes on Disneyland in China

Billionaire Wang Jianlin (pic) has officially unveiled Dalian Wanda Group Co’s Wanda City, the first of the company’s 15 planned theme park and entertainment projects in China that it hopes will help it unseat Walt Disney Co as the world’s largest tourism operator

Duterte’s foul outbursts may land TV stations in trouble

Presumptive Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s expletive-laden outbursts may land TV networks airing his live interviews in hot water.

Abe plans up to US$90.7bil stimulus

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to propose a fiscal stimulus package of as much as 10 trillion yen (US$90.7bil) after warning Group of Seven leaders that the global economy faces significant risk of another crisis, according to the Nikkei newspaper.

Khazanah Temasek JV project to be ready in 2017

The integrated Marina One and Duo developments, jointly-owned by Malaysia’s strategic investment fund, Khazanah Nasional Bhd and Singapore’s investment company, Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd, are set for completion in 2017.

WhatsApp – bringing people together

ZAHARI Affandi and Shamsuddin Abu Bakar live hardly a kilometre away from each other in Bangi. Since they left Utusan Melayu 35 years ago, they have never met.

Tony Fernandes among #TwitterInfluence Index Top 20

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes is listed at 16th spot among notable CEOs from around the world in the #TwitterInfluence Index Top 20.

PM calls for more efforts to attract elite tourists

Malaysia must intensify further plans, preparations and implementation of various initiatives to attract more mass tourists and luxury travellers, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.

Foreign selling receded to RM709 million last week, says MIDF Research

Foreign selling on Bursa continued for the fifth consecutive week, but at a receding magnitude, according to MIDF Research.

Declaration by G7 draws flak

China expressed strong dissatisfaction over a declaration issued by the Group of Seven industrialised nations that criticises China, though not mentioning it by name, for its sovereignty claims in the South China Sea.

Malaysia-Singapore JV Marina One & DUO Projects On Track For Completion In 2017

The integrated Marina One and DUO developments, jointly-owned by Malaysia's strategic investment fund, Khazanah Nasional Bhd and Singapore's investment company, Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd, are set for completion in 2017.

China gets a tourism boost

CHINA’S domestic tourism market has been booming in the last decade, with a 10% annual growth on average and spending is expected to reach around US$890bil (RM3.62 trillion) by 2020. However, the bottleneck in China’s domestic tourism market is now none other than its “inadequat...

Let not the first brick be laid

THREE issues that have surfaced over the past week have terribly disturbed me and I am sure many Malaysians who are rational, reasonable and fair-minded feel the same way. More than that, these actions are slowly eroding the Malaysia that we know.

Power tariff, bandwidth cost cloud data centres

Uncertainty in power tariff remains a major concern among players in Malaysia’s data centre industry this year, as it accounts for up to 40 per cent of operation expenditure.

Johor Education Dept to boost English proficiency in the state

The Johor Education Department is taking proactive measures to ensure students in the state can be proficient in the English language, especially as a medium of conversation.

Cooking made simple

WHIPPING up delectable home-cooked meals has never been easier, thanks to Brahim’s range of simmer sauces.

François Hollande resists union pressure to abandon labour reforms

Neither French president nor unions show any sign of budging as strikes, fuel blockades and petrol shortages continue.

Verizon and unions reach tentative deal to end strike

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) and unions representing nearly 40,000 wireline workers have reached a tentative deal "in principle" to end a strike that started April 13th, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said on Friday.

Central Banks Can't Go It Alone Anymore

Whether through signals from the Group of Seven meeting this week or in the outcome of the latest round of European negotiations on Greece, officials of advanced countries increasingly are acknowledging that the problems facing their economies require a new response to take over from the overlong...

What is that thing? Innovative bus looks like a moving tunnel

A bus that straddles highway lanes to allow cars to pass beneath-a sort of moving tunnel-is set for a test run in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, in August.

Of falling population, growth and prices

IT may be time to question our common faith that the only natural and acceptable path is growth: for population, for prices and for the economy itself.

Google Wins Java Copyright Case Against Oracle

Federal jury finds Google’s use of Java software was “fair use”.

Tour boosts love for Johor royalty

Being part of the Kembara Mahkota Johor entourage is not an easy task. Take it from Jamaluddin Jamil, the SAJ Holdings corporate communications head, who participated in the annual royal tour led by Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar for at least eight years.

Corporate Malaysia Welcomes the 4th Industrial Revolution

2016 General Electric (GE) Global Innovation Barometer Supports Malaysian Government's Focus on Transforming Innovation to Wealth

Ancient beer recipe found by archaeologists in China

A beer recipe roughly 5,000 years old has been uncovered in China — and researchers call the finding "surprising" because it means people there were importing a critical ingredient from thousands of miles away.

Duterte's first 100 days

The most famous start to any national leadership role was surely that of former New York governor Franklin Roosevelt to the White House in 1933, amidst our greatest recession ever. But, maybe president-elect Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines will outdo him, and that’s really my subject tod...

The truth discipline

When I came to the job as a cadet reporter some 27 years ago, one of the first things I was told was of the cardinal rule in journalism that we must get even the smallest of things right. In later years, I learned that being right in journalism extends far beyond just the spelling of names and pl...

Goldman Sachs Sees Malaysian Deals Evaporate Amid 1MDB Concerns

Once among top banks, Goldman was 18th in 2015 M&A rankings. U.S. authorities said to subpoena ex-Goldman banker in probe.

Lafarge unfazed by more competition despite dismal 1Q

Lafarge Malaysia Bhd, which saw its latest quarterly performance hammered by intense competition in the construction material industry, is ready to face more competition as it has the capability to produce high-value cement and concrete that are not widely available in the industry, said presiden...

ASEAN+3, EAS ties crucial to boost education: Mahdzir

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said today it is crucial for ASEAN+3 to establish a partnership with East Asia Summit (EAS) countries to expand cooperation in education beyond the ASEAN region.

Brazil's new government loses key minister to scandal

Brazil's interim government was rocked on Monday by the loss of one of its key figures, Planning Minister Romero Juca, who stepped aside amid accusations he had conspired to obstruct the country's biggest-ever corruption investigation.

Wanda Billionaire Says Disney No Match for His ‘Wolf Pack’

Disney should not come to mainland China, says Wang Jianlin. Wang’s comments not worth responding to: Disney spokesperson.

Barack Obama treated to $6 noodles in Hanoi by Anthony Bourdain

When you are dining with Anthony Bourdain, gastronomic bad boy and food writer known for seeking out the best in local eats, you should expect no frills. Even if you are the president of the United States.

Céline Dion Billboard Music Awards Performance: Speech, Tribute To René Angélil Leaves Crowd In Tears

Céline Dion took to the stage at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday for her first live television performance since the death of her husband in January, proving her endurance as the ultimate Hollywood showman.

Uber lures clients with art

Offbeat initiative comes amid fierce competition in Beijing with ride hailing rival Didi Chuxing.

Internet sovereignty and intellectuals

There is no contradiction between regulating the web and taking in constructive criticism from people qualified to do so.

Mariano Rajoy risks Brussels showdown with tax-cut vow

Spain’s Mariano Rajoy is promising a fresh round of tax cuts if he is re-elected prime minister next month, risking a showdown with Brussels over Madrid’s chronic budget deficits as he courts voters eager to shrug off a long era of austerity.

Failing elites are to blame for unleashing Donald Trump

A healthy republic requires a degree of mutual sympathy rather than equality

Now the real test begins

After the colour and drama of another Philippine election, what kind of country will a controversial President Duterte and his new government turn out?

An independent HK?

Get real Hong Kong’s history shows clearly that it never had the kind of autonomy advocates of independence seek, and while the students can be naive, the adults should really know better

Jet-setting beautician jailed for £50,000 benefit fraud

Carina Reid, 32, claimed she relied on her local mosque for help but secretly had £180,000 in separate bank accounts.

Nominations open for EY Entrepreneur of the Year award

Going into its 15th year, the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Malaysia award is now accepting nominations. This year’s theme, “Reshaping our world; building legacies”, focuses on the role that entrepreneurs play in reshaping our world and building legacies ...

Indonesia mulls halting land approval to stop haze recurrence

Indonesia is pushing to ban new palm oil operations after last year’s haze-belching forest fires were partly blamed on the industry’s expansion, but producers are warning the move could hit the economy and green groups are sceptical.

Mulia to make Signature mark

The tower in TRX to be among Malaysia’s tallest and the world’s top 15

In London's Mayoral Race, Candidate Rejects 'Extremism' Barb

One is a bus driver's son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire's son raised in a mansion. They are two very different London success stories, and one is about to become the city's next mayor

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Girl Guides honour Datuk Yeoh Soo Keng with Srikandi Award

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd executive director Datuk Yeoh Soo Keng has been honoured with the Srikandi Award by the Girl Guides Association for her voluntary service to the country.

“I set a mission to make guiding fun by introducing a slogan ‘Guiding is Fun in Kuala Lumpur&r...

Students Champion the United Nations Global Goals at FrogAsia Conference

“At today’s Leaps of Knowledge event, we want Malaysian students to believe that they can meet global needs to make a difference and reimagine their world! By listening to amazing speakers and meeting like-minded individuals, we are providing an experience to inspire Malaysian student...

Singapore Tatler Features: The Next Generation Steps Up

Succession planning is part and parcel of running a family business. What values, both professional and personal, underscore the training process as Singapore’s scions are groomed to take the helm?

Ruth Yeoh, Executive director of YTL Singapore said, “My siblings and I have ...

More Smart Savings With KLIA Ekspres

'Pay only RM40 per trip with MasterCard' Promotion Extended; Group Saver & Family Package Offers for Mid-Year School and Raya Holidays

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr. Yeoh Tiong Lay awarded International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractor's Associations Lifetime Membership

Being a renowned contributor and driving force behind the construction industry of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Yeoh Tiong Lay is no stranger to the construction industry. His years of dedication as President of MBAM, and having served in various capacities within the industry have cert...

Frog classroom debuts

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman launched YTL Foundation's Frog Classroom Programme in Sabah by signing a Frog Classroom table at the Teachers Day Festival at Universiti Sabah Malaysia (UMS).

Delegates from 26 nations share best practices at first Global Child Forum in South-East Asia

A GLOBAL Child Forum (GCF) study shows that most industries in the Asean region significantly underperform in relation to children’s rights compared to the global average.

From Grandkids To Granddad: Over 20 Members Of The Yeoh Clan Work At YTL

"At a very young age we were told that you are all just family stewards of the YTL brand and the YTL name, but your ultimate role is to pass it on to the next generation," Jacob says. "It's never really for yourselves, so we never really had an ego trip to be amazing or be more...

Stewardship is at the heart of the Yeoh family's work at Malaysia's YTL

"At a very young age we were told that you are all just family stewards of the YTL brand and the YTL name, but your ultimate role is to pass it on to the next generation," Jacob says. "It's never really for yourselves, so we never really had an eg...

YTL incorporates new subsidiary in Indonesia

YTL Corporation Bhd’s (YTL Corp) indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, YTL Construction International (Cayman) Ltd, has incorporated a 67 per cent owned subsidiary in Indonesia, known as PT YTL Construction Makmur (YTLCM).

YTL Power ups stake in US$2.1b Jordan venture

YTL Power International Bhd will jointly lead a US$2.1 billion (RM8.44 billion) oil shale-fired power plant and mine project in Jordan with a new partner, China’s Yudean Group.

YTL Power to Increase Stake in Jordan's Attarat Power Company to 45%
Equity Agreements Signed for US$2.1 Billion 554 MW Oil Shale Project

Dato' Yeoh Seok Hong, Executive Director of YTL Power, said, "YTL Power is very pleased to increase our stake to 45% and welcome Yudean to be our partner in jointly leading the development of this milestone project to support the Jordanian Government in furthering its policy of energy in...

New Hotels and Ski Lifts Coming to Niseko, Japan

In order to accommodate an increasing number of visitors hoping to cash in all the Japanese snow, YTL Hotels has announced several new developments in Niseko Village in Hokkaido, Japan. Developments on tap include a 50-room Ritz-Carlton Reserve, 32 new townhouses in YTL Hotels' Kasara Niseko ...

YTL CEO made Board Member of Global Child Forum

Speaking at the dinner, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis said, "We are today reaping the horrible consequences of humanity in the past, scarring our environment with our unbridled greed. In the same manner, if we scar our children today by abusing them, we will reap tomorrow a consequence none of us can...

Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday Celebrated With Style and Grandeur

Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh said: "We at YTL are very proud and honored to sponsor this very special celebration tonight. We can only ever understate the virtues of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She more than lived up to the dictum 'rex non potest peccare, the king can do no wrong.' Ma...