Canada blocks US$5.2b Petronas bid, raising doubt on China oil deal

A worker refuels a vehicle in Kuala Lumpur. Canada has blocked Malaysian state oil firm Petronas’ bid for gas producer Progress Energy Resources. Photo: AFP

Canada has blocked Malaysian state oil firm Petronas’ C$5.17 billion (HK$40 billion) bid for gas producer Progress Energy Resources in a surprise move that could signal problems for a much larger Chinese deal in the country’s energy sector.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

RAPID speeds up Johor's rise as major petroleum trade hub

Johor is tailor-made for petroleum trade. Located at the southern tip of Malaysia, bordering Singapore, its proximity to key regional oil centres and international shipping lines gives it a strategic advantage.

24 Aug 2012 - 12:12pm

Big dream for little F1

A group of South Island School students are under starter's orders to take on the world in a test of speed and marketing skills next week.

The six boys, aged 12 to 17, are taking part in the finals of the F1 in Schools competition in Malaysia, where they will be fighting over full scholarships to study automobile and motor sports engineering at City University London.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


1Malaysia is a federation of how many states? 2Three European countries established colonial outposts in Malacca, now a state of Malaysia. Which countries? 3Which countries does Malaysia share land borders with? 4What is the second-most practiced religion in Malaysia after Islam? 5Which other national language is inter-intelligible with Bahasa Malaysia?

31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Fair prices for a Park pad

Property costs are rising in Kuala Lumpur - but they are still a bargain

Malaysia, like much of the region, has bounced firmly back from the economic doldrums triggered by the 1997 financial crisis, but while property prices in the capital have risen they are still very affordable.

12 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole is a one-man show in Cantonese performed by veteran stage actor Lee Chun-chow. It will be staged tomorrow and Thursday, at 7.30pm, at the Shouson Theatre of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am