Malaysia on track to become potential 5G pioneer in region, say experts

Malaysia’s efforts in collaborating with telecommunications industry players as well as roping in the public to support its 5G initiatives will help the country become a pioneer of the technology in the region, said an expert.

Perlis teak initiative blossoms

Such glorious beauty brings to mind the words of poet Joyce Kilmer: "A tree looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree."

Hong Kong tycoon in the spotlight

Li Ka-Shing has come under fire for his remarks on violent anti-government protests in the Special Administrative Region.

Govt to liberalise power industry

The Cabinet has approved a 10-year masterplan to reform the domestic power industry, in which the government will now stop approving new independent power production projects that come with power purchase agreements (PPA).

Indonesian anti-graft body may become toothless tiger

THIS week, Indonesia’s parliament amended a law which clipped the powers of the Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK.

Hong Kong: what's going on?

THE tragedy that is Hong Kong today keeps unfolding unabated after several months of unyielding street protests turning progressively more violent.

Herculean task ahead to shield New York from rising waters

New York is bracing for the rising sea levels that climate change will bring, and preparations have already begun -- but the long-term costs of adapting to a warmer, wetter world are expected to be astronomical.

Green light for TNB's entry into broadband

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has expressed its interest in the wholesale broadband sector, which could be the earnings driver for the national utility company, given the government’s imminent plans to liberalise the power sector.

Marriot International sees huge untapped potential in Malaysia's tourism industry

Marriott International recently has further expanded its partnership with YTL Hotels, the hospitality arm of YTL Corporation, to bring the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Malaysia, which will be the first country to have the AC Hotels in the Asia Pacific region.

Disruption is coming to the local power industry

The increasing electrification of things will pose a challenge to the local power industry if nothing changes, said  Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

Need for direct negotiation for certain procurement exists — Dr Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today it cannot be denied that there is a need for the government to conduct direct negotiation for procurement or purchases in some cases.

This less-known Singapore property play pays 51%

Singapore is a major Asian refining hub, though it doesn't have a drop of crude petroleum. Now, the tiny country is punching above its weight in data. The upshot for investors: An asset class that pays 51 per cent in a world where earning even zero is increasingly a luxury.

Temasek's Vertex closes record US$305m South-east Asian fund

Vertex Venture Holdings, a unit of Singapore's Temasek Holdings, has closed its fourth South-east Asia and India fund at a record US$305 million.

Blue Planet Green Future - War on Plastic Waste

Blue Planet Green Future, an event co-organised by the British High Commission and the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) saw the special screening of BBC Studios' Blue Planet II documentary series.

Asian cities turn to electric vehicles in anti-pollution drive

Asian cities are switching to electric vehicles in a bid to tackle worsening air quality, cut climate changing emissions, and expand their public transport networks, climate experts said on Friday.

REITs in favour

Notably, Bursa Malaysia’s REIT Index has grown 9.89% year to date, while the FBM KLCI has shrunk 4.64% over the same period.

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Investing in conglomerates not quite in fashion but could have good yields

That said, a random check by The Edge Financial Daily, based on  data from Bloomberg, shows that the (indicated) dividend yields of a few conglomerates, such as Kumpulan Fima Bhd, OSK Holdings Bhd and YTL Corp Bhd, are rather attractive at above 4% (see table).

YTL Communications to expand Terragraph network

The Terragraph network is the first millimetre wave network as well as the first large-scale IPv6 network of its kind in Malaysia — the two foundations to support 5G capabilities.

Cement prices may go up by year-end

Cement prices are expected to go up by the end of the year, following early signs of recovery that have come about as a result of the acquisition of Lafarge Malaysia Bhd by YTL Cement Bhd. Demand for cement is also seen to be picking up in the fourth quarter, as mega-infrastructure projects such ...

YTL Hotels & Marriot International Sign Agreement To Bring The AC Hotels By Marriott Brand To Malaysia

YTL Hotels and Marriott International today announced the signing of a Master Development Agreement to bring the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Malaysia for the first time.