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Adam's Financial Journey

The Legacy – Part One As Adam and Aida are now progressing to the next stage in their lives, their priority now is to live comfortably and to leave a legacy. Let us dwell into some of the issues in this phase of life. At this point of our lives, the question of how we’d like to be remembered may have crossed our minds. Most of us are not celebrities

March Drill: Rahani Yaacob – General Manager (Columbia Asia Hospital - Iskandar Puteri)

Being appointed as the General Manager of Columbia Asia Hospital – Iskandar Puteri (formerly Nusajaya) in 2010, Rahani brings both intellectual concept and vast experience in ensuring the best care for her patients at Columba Asia. Holding a Bachelor of Nursing International degree from University of South Australia, Rahani has 37 years of experience in the healthcare industry. In her early days, Rahani worked the rank and file of the

Gender-Balanced Economy Alters Business Strategies

The female economy is emerging as a potent force, with global female income expected to reach US$24 trillion by 2020; this is more than the revenue generated by the economies of either China or the United States. The rise of women to positions of executive leadership is compelling sellers to reexamine their business approaches. By 2025, women will change the workforce landscape with an average participation rate up to 40%,

Malaysia Moves to Boost Port Capacity

Investment for Port Expansion Work on expanding Malaysia’s multipurpose Kuantan Port located roughly 25 km north of the city of Kuantan is scheduled to begin later this year as part of efforts to raise Malaysia’s logistics profile. The owners of the port – local construction giant IJM and China’s Beibu Gulf Port Group – are investing RM1.2bn ($268.2m) to acquire 40 ha of land for logistics and industrial expansion projects,

Accumulating Wealth 7

Getting Ready for a Colourful 2017 As you’re reading this article, chances are, you’re still in the midst of celebrating Chinese New Year (CNY). With this, let me wish you a prosperous and fruitful 2017! So, what can we expect in the year of fire Rooster? If 2016 was full of uncertainties, 2017 will not be less of it. Obviously, how the US President Donald Trump fares in the first

The Golden Years – Part Two

Adam and Aida have finally retired and here are some suggestions to get the most out of your retirement funds to overcome any obstacles to a better retirement lifestyle. Re-evaluating Goals At times, we have to be realistic about our goals. If the projection shows that funds will not be sufficient to support a certain lifestyle after retirement, necessary adjustments have to be made against the originally planned ideas. It

Vistra Opens Shop in Iskandar Malaysia

Ranked as top four corporate service providers in the world, Vistra is a group of professionals that provide a wide range of services and corporate solutions across 41 countries. The international company opened its Operations Centre in Iskandar Puteri, which will provide more efficient method in processing corporate services in the region. Managing Director of Vistra Singapore, Chris Burton said that the centre’s strategic location presents a good balance of

February Drill: Simon Lee – Director (AME Development Sdn Bhd )

The brand “i-Park” – The Most Sustainable and Well-managed Industrial Park has now grown across Johor. Since the year 2011, AME has successfully developed [email protected] and [email protected] AME is now bringing you the third “i-Park” namely the [email protected] Airport City, marking another new benchmark of Industrial Parks in Malaysia. Simon, the Director of AME Development has more than 20 years of experience in the construction and property market. He played

TPP is Off the Table.  What’s at Stake and Where’s Hope? 2

What’s at stake? President Trump made good on his campaign promise to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  The 12-nation free trade agreement was an ambitious attempt to promote trade on a mega-scale.  Now US’ support is officially withdrawn, so gone is the aspiration of bringing together 800 million consumers, close to USD28tn of wealth (36% of global GDP) and USD11tn in trade (exports and imports i.e.

Accumulating Wealth 7

Replicate the Success of 2016 in 2017 Time flies, I can’t believe we’ve just ushered into 2017. I’d like to wish you a happy and lucky new year! While it’s always great to start our year with resolutions, it’s more important to know how we fared in 2016. If we did well, we may replicate our success. If not, we can learn from the lessons. As at 14th December 2016,