Monday, August 15th, 2016


Analysts expect moderate GDP growth for M’sia in 2H

KUCHING: Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) could moderate further in the second half of 2016 (2H16) as external and domestic headwinds are expected to continue hampering its recovery momentum going forward. Of note, last week, Bank Negara Malaysia announced that Malaysia’s GDP rose four per cent in the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16), weighed down […] Source: Borneo Post Online

China trade balance reaches record high

Fundamental outlook   THE US economy generally slowed down but job markets remained stabilised. China’s trade balance increased driven by the weakening yuan. Germany reported that its first forecast of the second quarter (2Q) indicates growth. UK’s performance fluctuated as investors observed the post effect of Brexit until the end of this year. US wholesale inventories […] Source: Borneo Post Online

Sasbadi serves as one of ‘best proxies’ to M’sian education sector

KUCHING: Sasbadi Holdings Bhd (Sasbadi) serves as one of the best proxies to the Malaysian education sector, as it remains a dominant player in the domestic educational publishing industry with circa 10 per cent market share, an opinion which AllianceDBS Research Sdn Bhd (AllianceDBS Research) continues to uphold. Other than the group’s organic publishing and earnings […] Source: Borneo Post Online

AirAsia strikes gold for seventh time at Putra Brand Awards 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia has been voted as Malaysia’s favourite airline for the seventh consecutive year at the Putra Brand Awards, receiving the Gold award under the Transportation, Travel and Tourism category and marking the airline’s continued presence in the country’s aviation and travel industry. Aireen Omar, chief executive officer of AirAsia Bhd received the award […] Source: Borneo Post Online

Less than 10 pct APAC companies aware of threats

KUCHING: Less than one out of 10 companies in Asia Pacific (APAC) fully understand how cyber attacks are performed, according to the cybersecurity benchmarking online survey conducted by Trend Micro Inc. In a press statement, it said, based on the survey responses from 300 companies operating in the APAC region, including Singapore, Taiwan, India, the […] Source: Borneo Post Online

ASUS ZenBook 3 offers performance and looks

KUCHING: The new ASUS ZenBook 3 is the next generation ZenBook that is ultra-sleek at 11.9mm chassis and weighs a mere 910 grammes. While it is light and slim, it does not compromise its strength as the ZenBook 3 is equipped with an arena of features including processors up to Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB […] Source: Borneo Post Online