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Sharmila Sharma - CEO of Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre (SIDREC)

Sharmila Sharma - CEO of Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre (SIDREC)
Ever find yourself in a precarious position where your interest as an investor is affected? Or you have lost your hard earned money due to fake guru or irresponsible investment professional? There is is in fact an institution called SIDREC which exist to protect investors regardless big or small. Ms...
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Starbiz No. 38 - Commercial Interests Should Not Trump Financial Prudence

Starbiz No. 38 - Commercial Interests Should Not Trump Financial Prudence
Buy Now, Pay Later have been making waves for several years now where it is among the new ways fintech & e-commerce to platforms to derive substantial revenue. The question is, by encouraging consumption spending and even charging high interests rates to consumers, it is in fact creating an envi...
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Dato Stewart Labrooy - Executive Chairman of Area Management Sdn Bhd & REIT Pioneer

Dato Stewart Labrooy - Executive Chairman of Area Management Sdn Bhd & REIT Pioneer
One of the most common questions I hear from retail investors, "Should I invest in REITs?". The REIT industry in Malaysia has grew over the years while it is still much smaller than Singapore, the potential in this sector is huge considering that the asset class itself is an important part of profes...
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Starbiz No. 37 - Fintech Built on Retail DNA

Starbiz No. 37 - Fintech Built on Retail DNA
Fintech is the biggest tech trends which commands premium valuation from investors. Most are jumping on the bandwagon. Importantly, is to separate wheat from chaff and assess the viability of Fintech ventures. This is the only way to ensure investment would be safe. Have a read of this week's c...
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StarBiz No. 36 - How Much Would You Pay For Time?

StarBiz No. 36 - How Much Would You Pay For Time?
Today's topic is slightly different from my past articles as it is lighter and touched on a topic of my personal passion - watches. Have fun reading this week's column in StarBiz.#Starbiz#watches#rolex#AP#Patek If you all have any ideas or thoughts to share with me, you can always reach out to ...
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Financial Literacy Tools A Key Factor - StarBiz 30th March 2022

Financial Literacy Tools A Key Factor - StarBiz 30th March 2022
If we hope that Malaysia's stock market to do well and be sustainable, it is important to embrace the wave of retail investors and keep them interested. The only way they will remain interested if they can benefit from investing, and that is only possible with sufficient knowledge. Hence, investor e...
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Julian Ng - CEO & Founder Of Akru, SC Licensed Robo-Advisory Company

Julian Ng - CEO & Founder Of Akru, SC Licensed Robo-Advisory Company
What happens when a former fund manager, news presenter and financial literacy enthusiast happens to be a single individual? Well, a fintech robo-advisory venture comes into existence. Julian Ng who was a prominent former business news presenter embarked on his entrepreneurial journey towards contri...
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Winner of MPH Best of 2021 Book Awards

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The annual #MPH bookstore Best of 2021 Awards results was released last week. As a first time local author who wrote a debut financial book in the midsts of the pandemic, I was extremely worried. Words can't express my gratitude towards readers, supporters, media as well as my publisher #AcePremier....
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StarBiz No. 35 - Koi’s Law, Talent & Wage Growth

StarBiz No. 35 - Koi’s Law, Talent & Wage Growth
Minimum wage policy has attracted opposing voices from various camps. Employers and business owners have been accused to neglect to understand the pain of low income employees. However, there is more to it than what meets the eyes. Feel free to have a read this week's column in StarBiz. #Starbiz#Min...
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Karen Puah - President of Fintech Association Malaysia

Karen Puah - President of Fintech Association Malaysia
Fintech is in vogue and the sector advancement is disrupting traditional businesses. Karen, is not only a female leader in this space but have worked tirelessly to advance the agenda of fintech in the country with various stakeholders. This is HER STORY. #nst#fundnel#fintech#interview ----...
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StarBiz No. 34 - China Technology Stocks All Doom & Gloom?

StarBiz No. 34 - China Technology Stocks All Doom & Gloom?
What transpired over the week in the Chinese stock market (especially tech sector) was indeed a rollercoaster ride. The magnitude of plunge and rebound is shocking even by global standards. So should investors still consider investing in Chinese technology and internet stocks or stay away until the ...
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Yap Kong Meng - Malaysia’s Top M&A Corporate Finance Professional

Yap Kong Meng - Malaysia’s Top M&A Corporate Finance Professional
Jaya Grocer recent blockbuster sale to Grab made headlines due to the record valuation for the business. This in fact, was the second time Jaya Grocer was sold by the Teng family advised by Deloitte Corporate Finance. And the man behind advising on the deal was Mr. Yap Kong Meng. Today, he is probab...
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StarBiz No. 33 - Investing Amid Geopolitical Risk

StarBiz No. 33 - Investing Amid Geopolitical Risk
It's never easy thinking about investing during market turbulence amidst global geopolitical tensions. The last thing on the mind of investors are about profits as preservation of capital becomes important. However, it also offers good opportunity especially if one has a long term investment horizon...
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Richard Siau - Former Corporate Man Turned Investor

Richard Siau - Former Corporate Man Turned Investor
Time and again I will always seek out real life stories of common people who have demonstrated the ability to achieve financial freedom through extraordinary discipline, investment acumen and good values. Richard is precisely a man of such and live his life modestly despite having done very well ret...
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StarBiz No. 32 - The Common Premise of EPF, Berkshire Hathaway

StarBiz No. 32 - The Common Premise of EPF, Berkshire Hathaway
Berkshire Hathaway recently shared their annual letter to shareholders conveying their thoughts and outlook on the market. The nugget of wisdom by Warren Buffet is ever refreshing despite this six decades old practice. It made me correlate with how EPF have safeguard the nest eggs of countless hardw...
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【灼见】神奇的表市

爱彼(Audemars Piguet) 、百达翡丽(Patek Philippe)和劳力士(Rolex)这三个瑞士名贵钟表品牌到底有什么共同之处呢?

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Neoh Jia Man - CFRA Equity Analyst (European Market Specialist)

Neoh Jia Man - CFRA Equity Analyst (European Market Specialist)
Long before the ESG hype, European markets have always been the early adopters of sustainability and climate change metrics in their capital markets. As the global shift towards embracing ESG agenda, especially locally in Malaysia in recent years, it is interesting to see how a long time equity anal...
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MJ Gan & John Huo, co-founders of FIRL Guys

MJ Gan & John Huo, co-founders of FIRL Guys
Social media has entirely disrupted how retail investors consume information in the financial markets. In the past, access to knowledge and information is the problem. Today, there is an overdose of information. Hence, it is important to focus on quality over hype. The FIRL Guys produces some of the...
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StarBiz No. 31 - ESG or Not, Fund Flow Drive Rallies

StarBiz No. 31 - ESG or Not, Fund Flow Drive Rallies
ESG investment theme and philosophy have been widely emphasised by many quarters in the past two years. For this reason, companies and sectors which were deemed non-compliant have been impacted in terms of share price performance in 2021. This year, the market movement and fund flows have made it a ...
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StarBiz No. 30 - Buying Beaten-Down Stocks

StarBiz No. 30 - Buying Beaten-Down Stocks
It is never easy to decide when to buy a stock during a selloff. It is even harder to do so when the magnitude is huge. This week I focused my attention to 3 big names Netflix, Alibaba & Meta (Facebook) as many have been impacted by the plunge in share price. Feel free to have a read. Feel free ...
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