Something strange is happening at 1MDB that has left many analysts stumped. 1MDB has managed to secure a six-month extension on a loan repayment of RM6.1bn that had fallen due. That was the second time it had sought an...
The wide distribution of shadow banking package by non-banking financial institutions has encouraged the build-up of household debt from 67 per cent of GDP in 2007 to 87 per cent in 2013. The attached piece was first published...
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...
Let's take a quick look at the latest status of 1MDB, which appears laden with debt of RM8.4bn as at 31 March 2012 plus a reported additional RM22.7bn since then to finance the acquisition of power assets among other...
... for those whose previous monthly electricity bills ranged from RM120-RM200. The percentage increase will be more than 17 per cent for those whose monthly bills were higher than RM200 under the old tariff structure. That's because, while the domestic...
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...
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...
The activists want to inspect the damage and are calling for full restoration of the Bukit Relau hill-top and not just slope stabilisation. Penang Forum (PF) would like to commend YB Chow Kon Yeow for his full disclosure on...
The convoluted saga of the compensation-in-kind for building the Penang tunnel continues. The Penang state government plans to hand over land to the tunnel developer, Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd (CZBUCG) as part of a swap deal for building...
While Malaysians are groaning as a result of high household indebtedness, not everyone is suffering. Some are laughing all the way to the bank - and some may be laughing inside the banks. Could it be time for a...

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