BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Morning Run  >  Today's BizTalk  >  Perplexing Pension Predicaments

Perplexing Pension Predicaments

The Morning Run Crew

24-Oct-17 07:45

Perplexing Pension Predicaments

The Morning Run crew gives you their take on today's business headlines:   

0:09 - Malaysia has retained its C rating in this year’s Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index. This is ahead of most Asian countries, but still with lots of room for improvement. According to Mercer, Malaysia’s overall index value saw an increase from last year’s 55.7 points to this year’s 57.7 points. At 57.7, it is slightly below the average of 59.9. Malaysia scored higher than average for integrity and sustainability but was lower than average on adequacy. The study also found that there are still far too many Malaysians without access to any form of pension savings. We also talk about the sustainability factor for pension funds and whether Malaysians have sufficient funds when they eventually retire.

5:59 - The EPF has the said it is not disposing its stake in PLUS.

07:18 - Top Glove Corp Bhd is said to be acquiring the privately held surgical glove operations of Adventa Bhd. Speculation has been rife on on which company is an acquisition target for Top Glove after its executive chairman Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai told media last week that the group is set to announce a major acquisition soon that could cost more than a billion ringgit. Another potential acquisition target for Top Glove is Supermax Corp Bhd.

9:02 - Singapore will not allow any growth in its car population from February 2018, citing the small city state’s land scarcity and billions of dollars in planned public transport investments.

Presented by: Joyce Goh , Khoo Hsu Chuang , Sharaad Kuttan

This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.


Tags:  M&Aspension fundsEPFEmployees Provident Fund

Play / Pause

Listen now : The Breakfast Grille: Bethany Allen, Author of "Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized...

Today’s Shows

6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

Joe Quinlan, Chief Market Strategist, US Trust-BOA Private Wealth Management

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

7:30 AM

Morning Brief

Wathshlah Naidu, Executive Director, Centre for Independent Journalism

7:45 AM

Top Story

Dato' Seri Wong Siew Hai, President, Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Bethany Allen, Author of "Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World"

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

Shanmugam, Contributing Editor of the Edge

8:45 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:15 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

The Property Show

Simon Capp, Head of Residential Sales, British Land & Chong Shu Ling, Head of Sales, JLL Property Services Malaysia

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Choong Fui-Yu, Former Group CEO and Co-founder, Kaodim

11:00 AM

The Workplace

Hetal Doshi, Organisational Psychologist and CEO, O-Psych

12:00 PM

Enterprise Explores


1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Bethany Allen, Author of "Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World"

2:05 PM

Beyond the Ballot Box

Ethnic Minorities in Myanmar Stand United Against the Military; Yasmin Ullah, Rohingya Poet & Activist

3:05 PM

Earth Matters

Global Day of Action Against Incineration; Miriam Azurin, Deputy Director, GAIA Asia Pacific | Albrecht Arevalo, Climate and Anti-Incineration Campaigner, GAIA

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Because Feelings Matter #29: “I Knew And I Felt My Son’s Love”

5:00 PM

Top 5 at 5

6:00 PM

Inside Story

7:00 PM

Front Row [REPEAT]

8:00 PM

Cruise Control

10:00 PM

The Pulse