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May the Year of the Rat bring you good luck & good fortune!

Life-Cycle Costing Analysis: Mandatory for all Infrastructure Projects
Infrastructure projects are the catalyst that drives economic growth. Physical infrastructure such as roads, ports, rail, highways, airports, power and water supply are needed for the transportation of goods, people mobility, ensuring the production of manufacturers and so many other daily activities.

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What do City Hall Mayors spend on?

A City Budget defined as a fiscal plan, explains the services, activities, programs and projects to be provided by the City to the citizens. In addition, it sets out anticipated revenue and expenditure for accomplishing a number of services within a time frame.

While Budgets are set by City Halls around the world, they all vary in terms of the allocation and availability of resources as cities rarely have enough money to be able to appropriate all the funds requested to all departments and activities and, as a result, there is considerable competition for whatever money is available.

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#RebuildingHumanity Forum 2019

Take a moment to watch one of the four topics that was discussed at the #RebuildingHumanity Forum 2019.

Session 3: 27 Group #RebuildingHumanity Forum 2019 "How do we build effective Public-Private Partnerships?"

Our speakers include:


1) YBhg. Tan Sri Ravindran Menon, Executive Director, Hartasuma Bombardier JV, Founder of Subang SkyPark

2) Mr. Ho Chee Shen, Senior Advisor, 27 Capital, Former Director, EY Malaysia

3) Mr. Syed Ari Azhar Adlan, Director, Abacus IB, Former portfolio manager at Citigroup, UBS and Deutsche Bank- extensive global experience in capital markets and investments.


Moderator:  Ms. Fiona Soh, Executive Director, 27 Capital, Former Director at EY Malaysia Specialist in Corporate Restructuring & Debt Restructuring

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World Economic Forum 2020, Davos, Switzerland

The Forum which engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas included sessions on the future and how digitization, financial and monetary systems would be affected. (Check out the links below).

The week started out on Monday with US President Donald Trump emerging as by far the most mentioned Annual Meeting participant ahead of his special address on Tuesday. Trump delivered a special address which focused on the US economy and environment, which many criticized, as Trump failed to give himself a reality check. 

Greta Thunberg, the 17-year old environmental activist clashed with US Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, who questioned whether the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is qualified to talk about economic issues linked to climate change and told her to go and study the subject in college. The teenager, who spoke after Trump, took to the stage on the second day of the gathering claimed “nothing had been done” to tackle the climate crisis. Since appearing on the sidelines of last year's Davos meeting, Thunberg's profile has taken off and she was named Time's "Person of the Year." Both Trump and Thunberg were the most mentioned people at Davos in the news and on social media. 

Germany’s Angela Merkel called on world leaders to work together to fight global warming and take the views of concerned young people seriously, saying time is running out to protect the planet, as the problem above all the global elite planned to tackle at The Forum was climate change. In addition, Merkel added that the danger of Germany slipping into recession is receding thanks to an easing in tensions between major global trading partners. She also made a statement about how she believes excluding individual suppliers, like China’s Huawei Technologies Co., from fifth-generation mobile networks would not necessarily make them more secure.

With its key focus on climate change, there is hope that after The Forum, more action will be taken as the world heads into a new decade. Some highlights of WEF can be seen below.

Take a look at some of the videos on technology at the WEF 2020.

5 Questions with Mr. M.R.Chandran

Senior Advisor, 27 Advisory
Founder Member, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Malaysia

Best known for...Presenting logical and coherent views on industry issues

Proudest achievement...To be involved in the formation of two value based industry organisations - MPOA & RSPO

Spent the last 5 years...Playing an active leadership role in industry affairs

3 most important values...Commitment, Trust & Empathy

Rebuild Humanity by...Ending poverty and protecting the planet's biosphere.

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