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We get a primer on the world of insects today via our resident entomologist, Law Yao Hua. What makes them fascinating? How do they stand out from others in the animal kingdom? What makes their evolutionary trajectory so dynamic?
A couple of days ago, the Federal Territories Ministry announced a surprise decision to ban all roadside food stalls in KL by 2020, citing health issues and traffic congestion as the reasons. This means that all existing roadside hawkers will need to relocate their business or begin operating from food trucks. The decision garnered mixed reactions from the public - some lauded it, while others feared for our food culture. Though, this is a path our northern neighbours have already walked as Bangkok has already imposed this law. So today on Talkback, we’re asking your reactions to this, and whether we should get rid of roadside hawker stalls. Our lines will be open.
Are your EPF savings enough to sustain your retirement? In any case, it doesn't hurt to supplement your savings, and one such fund that could help you do that is the Private Retirement Scheme. In our 5th instalment of the InvestSmart Series, Datuk Zaiton Hassan, Chairman of the Private Pension Administrator Malaysia, answers some pertinent questions about PRS and saving for retirement.
Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV) has disbursed more than RM11 billion in financing to more than 680 technology companies since its inception in 2012. Its latest fund of RM1 billion will focus on technology-based companies that are in early stages of growth and development. This is in stark contrast to MDV’s previous funds that were catered to developed, mature and revenue-stage companies that had clear and strong credit profiles. Why venture into a riskier area? Are they not concerned if these companies do not see profits fast enough? MDV Managing Director and CEO Datuk Md Zubir Ansori Yahaya believes in thinking big rather than to focus on fast profits. He also shares his observation of the challenges in the tech start up industry and where is the funding gap here.
The costs of bringing up a child can vary substantially depending on the educational choices that are made by their parents.Prudent financial planning must be taken into account for not just the needs of the child but also the financial capabilities of parents as well as long term retirement plans. We look at the cost of bringing up a child at various stages of their lives from Pre-delivery to University.
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