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PH plans to hold air talks with Malaysia

The Philippines is eyeing air talks with Malaysia next month to expand commercial air opportunities amid strengthened ties between the two countries following President Aquino’s recent state visit.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Malaysian investors seen keen on Mindanao

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Maybank, Malaysia’s biggest bank. Malaysian investors are expected to start exploring investment opportunities in Mindanao—particularly in the banking, palm oil and rubber plantations, infrastructure and tourism industries—following the successful business mission held alongside the state visit of President Aquino to Malaysia last week. CDN FILE PHOTO

Malaysian investors are expected to start exploring investment opportunities in Mindanao—particularly in the banking, palm oil and rubber plantations, infrastructure and tourism industries—following the successful business mission held alongside the state visit of President Aquino to Malaysia last week.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Aquino: Invest in Mindanao

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PRESIDENT Aquino attends the Business Opportunities Forum with Malaysian businessmen at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, on the sidelines of his two-day state visit to Malaysia this week. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

With peace at hand in Mindanao, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday invited the Malaysian business community to invest in the region, citing how government reforms and a fairer business climate have led to an economic revival in the Philippines in recent years.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino invites Malaysian businessmen to invest in Mindanao

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, listens to an unidentified officer as he walks with Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, left, during a welcome ceremony at Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. AP

With peace at hand in Mindanao, President Benigno Aquino has invited the Malaysian business community to invest in the region’s untapped resource potential, citing how governance reforms and a fairer business climate have led to an economic revival in the Philippines in recent years.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

AirAsia to open Kuala Lumpur-Kalibo route in April

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Malaysian tourists will soon be closer to savoring the world renowned white sands of Boracay with AirAsia’s opening of direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kalibo, Aklan in April.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Few employers in Asia take measures to lessen stress—survey

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Except in China, stress has been ranked as the No.1 lifestyle risk factor—higher than physical inactivity and obesity—by all employers it surveyed in Asia and the Pacific, the professional services company Towers Watson said Wednesday.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Two cities with booming art scene

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PETRONAS Twin Towers, Malaysia’s iconic landmark

OUR NEIGHBORING Asian countries are enjoying the real estate boom, just like the Philippines. I recently discovered the expansive developments in Malaysia and was so impressed with the city planning of Kuala Lumpur.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Malaysian firm may lose Sulu petrol contract

Malaysian conglomerate Ranhill Berhad may lose its petroleum exploration contract in the Sulu Sea with the Department of Energy (DOE) for failing to follow strict work timelines.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Travel to Kota Kinabalu cut due to new flights

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The three-hour travel time to Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia from Puerto Princesa in Palawan has been effectively cut by more than two hours with the recent start of flights provided by MASwings Sdn. Bhd.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Free trade deal in region unlikely, says Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak waves as he arrives to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Najib said Sunday the end of the year was a “very tight timeline” for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  AP PHOTO/FIRDIA LISNAWATI

A huge free trade deal in the Asia-Pacific region is unlikely to be signed this year, Malaysia said on Sunday, a day after the United States said the yearend deadline was achievable.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Malaysians seen expanding presence in PH

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Malaysian investors are aggressively increasing their presence in the Philippines to “seize opportunities in various industries and take advantage” of the country’s stellar economic achievements under the Aquino administration.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Malaysian economy slows to 4.3% growth

A motorist wears a face mask as he rides through a town shrouded with thick haze in Muar, northwestern Johor, Malaysia, in this June 22, 2013, photo. Malaysia's economy grew 4.3 percent in the second quarter, slowing considerably on a year-on-year basis and prompting the central bank Wednesday to lower its full-year growth forecast.  AP PHOTO

Malaysia’s economy grew 4.3 percent in the second quarter, slowing considerably on a year-on-year basis and prompting the central bank Wednesday to lower its full-year growth forecast.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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