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10 Things Budding Female Entrepreneurs Need To Know From Successful Businesswomen
Business, Finance, Leadership

10 Things Budding Female Entrepreneurs Need To Know From Successful Businesswomen

Entrepreneurship is now one of the leading forms of self-employment among today’s youth. There are numerous guides on the A-Zs of starting your own business to maintaining profits to hiring employees, and so on in the form of books, magazine and newspaper articles, blogs, websites, etc. In recent years, there has been a surge of self-employed female entrepreneurs who are working hard to leave their mark in the business world. While the likelihood of these female entrepreneurs referring to such guides is highly probable, in this article, we shall explore some of the essential tips from well-known successful female figures who hold high positions in the world of entrepreneurship, media, and philanthropy, on what budding female entrepreneurs need to know. Network with the right people ...
Bond 101
Business, Finance

Bond 101

“Bond” is a word that is mostly confined in to those “in the know” of business, finance, and economy circles. Those who are not fluent in the business language may have heard or seen the word “bond” a couple of times when skimming through the news or within earshot at banks or casual business discussions and meetings in public places, such as in trendy cafes. But what exactly are bonds? Why does this word carry so much importance in the world of business and finance? In today’s article, we shall look in-depth (but in simple terms) into the basics of and everything you need to know about bonds. What is a Bond? In simple words, a bond is a document or a contract that has been drafted and officially signed by two parties. A bond is often used by companies, financial institutions, and go...
“Bullish” to “Neutral”: Malaysian Government Bonds Downgraded
Business, Finance

“Bullish” to “Neutral”: Malaysian Government Bonds Downgraded

A recent evaluation by DBS Group has downgraded Malaysian government bonds to “neutral” from “bullish”. This evaluation comes after “recent events” in which DBS Group reported that the Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) valuations have risen, in addition to the risks pertaining to performance. The downgrade comes after the proposed cut of Malaysian bonds after June of this year by Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, “together with nine other emerging market peers, from its benchmark index”. The fund held US$2 billion of Malaysian government bonds, as of the end of 2018. Additionally, a report by FTSE Russell on 15 April 2019 foresees Malaysia’s current ranking of “2” to be potentially downgraded to a “1”, “which would render Malaysia ineligible for inclusion in the WGBI (World Governm...