By Siti Noor Afera Abu

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 (Bernama) -- Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd expects the local equity market to be relatively good in the first quarter of this year underpinned by several favourable seasonal factors, said Head of Research at Kenanga Research, Chan Ken Yew.

Commentary by M.Saraswathi

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 (Bernama) -- Palm oil producing countries have taken every effort possible via diplomatic channels, numerous meetings and explanations, supported by nothing less than solid facts and figures, but none of this has stopped European lawmakers from approving draft measures to phase out palm-based biofuels from the European Union (EU) energy mix from 2021 compared with other crops fuel by 2030.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 (Bernama) -- The Securities Commission (SC) announced today that as at Jan 17, 2018 there are only seven companies with all-male boards out of 100 top companies, a 65 per cent improvement from 20 companies as at Dec 31, 2016.

By S. Durga Varma

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 (Bernama) -- Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd (CCMB) is investing almost RM90 million to boost capacity following the demerger of its listed pharmaceutical entity to fuel the growth of its chemicals and polymers businesses, both of which enjoy pent-up demand.

From Nurul Hanis Izmir

ALOR SETAR, Jan 20 (Bernama) -- Penang-based pickle producer Pak Ali Industries Sdn Bhd shared its success story with small and medium enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs at the Bank Negara Malaysia's Financial Carnival here today.

By Hamdan Ismail

LANGKAWI, Jan 20 (Bernama) -- Langkawi is set to become a major producer of South American white shrimp through an aquaculture joint-venture project between Koperasi Pelaburan Pembangunan Hartanah Perak Berhad (KPPH) and China's Fubao Group.

From Nurul Hanis Izmir

ALOR SETAR, Jan 20 (Bernama) -- The three-day financial carnival organised by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in the state capital since yesterday has become a one-stop edutainment centre providing financial information and access for the purchase of financial products to visitors.