Category: Malaysian finance/business

South-East Asian property market carries growing risks

Among other things, this Oxford Analytica report (link above) says:

South-east Asian banks will be tested as the eventual end of quantitative easing affects local currencies, capital flows, financial asset prices, borrowing costs and repayment capabilities of corporate and household borrowers. A rise in interest rates and cost of borrowing could prompt a surge in bad loans. (more…)


Indah Water Konsortium: Why is the sewerage company interested in ‘race’?

The national obsession with ‘race’ appears to have gone a bit too far. The other day I received, together with the usual bill from national sewerage company Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) a notice about the firm’s personal data protection policy. It was then that I learned that IWK is also interested in ‘race’. Now, I cannot for the life of me understand why ‘race’ should be relevant to a sewerage company, can you?

Excerpt from IWK's Personal Data Protection Notice

Excerpt from IWK’s Personal Data Protection Notice



Bernas to be delisted from stock exchange?

While all the talk is of ‘Allah’ banners and Molotov cocktails, the real action is taking place in deals such as the proposed delisting of Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) from the stock exchange. The delisting of Bernas would take away what little public scrutiny there is of this privatised firm.

What is at stake? This is the cherry in the pie:

Bernas' latest quarterly report

Profiting from rice: Bernas’ latest quarterly report