November Drill: Alvin Ong – Chief Financial Officer (Country View Berhad) 2

Alvin Ong Seng Piow or better known as Alvin Ong joined Country View Berhad on 21 June 2007 as the Senior Manager, Accounts & Services. He is responsible for and oversees the Group’s finance and Human Resource Department. He assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer on 1 February 2013. Alvin graduated with a professional degree in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK in 1993.

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A Bullish October with Foundation Almost all the world stock market indexes were bullish for October especially with the Dow Jones, S&P and Nasdaq keep breaking new highs. You might be asking, what makes the Bull Run sustainable with a number of uncertainties, such as the geopolitical tension of North Korea, Spain and some natural disasters in the US. Obviously, if the market can shrug off the above events and

Iskandar Malaysia Construction Law Conference 1

In line with the upcoming high-impact development such as High-Speed Rail (HSR), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Rapid Transit System (RTS) in Iskandar Malaysia, the conference will include a comprehensive review on practical and various aspects of construction law. These include reviews of the use of Building Information Modelling in Malaysia (BIM), Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA), Southern Asia’s role in the Belt & Road Initiative, and

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Unfazed by the Turbulence Traditionally, September and October are bad for the stock market. In early September, North Korea tested its most powerful nuclear weapon; threatening to escalate tensions with Washington and frightened the global stock market. To make things worse, Hurricane Irma swept Florida, USA and caused 3 million families to evacuate. Interestingly, the market did not react to these few incidents with panic selling. If you were “sold”

October Drill: Ian Gan Teng Fong – Director (Care Luxury Hotels & Resorts) 1

Care Luxury Hotels & Resorts is no new name in the hospitality industry with Hotel Granada Johor Bahru in Bukit Indah to Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort in Desaru and Tioman and other brands under their belt, Care Luxury Hotels & Resorts is a fast growing player to keep a keen eye on. Ian Gan, is a graduate from Nanyang Technological University majoring in Mathematical Sciences (Statistics). Upon graduating, he

Liberalisation to Create New Opportunities in Malaysia’s Insurance Sector

Ongoing reforms in Malaysia’s insurance industry should increase competition and cut premiums’ costs for consumers though a flatter economy has seen revenues dip as the market adjusts to a newly liberalised operating environment. Beginning 1st July 2017, the second phase of reforms to gradually ease tariffs in the motor and fire insurance segments came into effect as part of a larger effort to liberalise Malaysia’s insurance market. The second round

World Investor Week – Financial Planning

This article is a community message by Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM), Johor Chapter (  FPAM is a non-profit organisation which holds the licencing mark for CFPCERT TM Certification Programme in Malaysia.  FPAM and IBFIM also partner to develop the Islamic Financial Planner (IFP®) certification programme to serve the Muslim community in accordance to Syariah requirement. If you need more information on financial literacy, please email: [email protected] When it

Cosway Unveil its First-Ever Experience Centre in Berjaya Times Square

Since 1979, Cosway has grown to become a leading and trusted company in Malaysia in providing exceptional, all-inclusive solutions for various consumer needs. A network marketing company with 38 years of history, Cosway launched its first Experience Centre in Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, as part of its ongoing business re-engineering and re-branding strategy, aimed at providing its customers a refreshingly new retail shopping experience. The centre was officiated by

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Profit from the Panic After a few peaceful months, one incident has added some spice to the market. On 10th August 2017, the rising geopolitical tension rattled the global financial markets after U.S. President Donald Trump intensified his warnings towards North Korea’s missile threat, sending US stocks to the biggest loss since May. Many experts claimed that if the war happens, it would have ‘big consequences’ around the world. Interestingly,

Iskandar Malaysia Recorded RM237.26 billion Cumulative Committed Investments

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) announced that Iskandar Malaysia had recorded total cumulative committed investments of RM237.36 billion from 2006 until 30th June 2017. Of this total, 55% or RM130.55 billion represent investments that have been realised. To date, local investors had contributed RM143 billion (60%) to the total cumulative committed investments while the balance RM94 billion (40%) were contributed by foreign investors. Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of IRDA