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Apr122012

12 April 2012, Thursday

Autos

DRB-Hicom sends in five-man team to evaluate Proton Holdings

Banks

M&A news flow only in its early phase

Capital markets

FBM KLCI trades lower

Insurance

Central bank approval sought on sale of MUI Continental Insurance to Tokio Marine

MNRB Holdings drafting five-year plan

Islamic banking and finance

OSK purchase will further boost RHB’s allure

Maybank keeping options open on Philippines’ Al Amanah

Time may be right to put on first SAMI + 3 Summit in Malaysia

Legislation

Private Sector Retirement Bill will be tabled in June

Territorial Sea Bill tabled for first reading

Electronic Commerce Act 2006 [Act 658] being amended

Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill still too broad

Bill opens door to future abuses

Penal Code (Amendment) Bill 2012 introduces seven new offences

Property

Syarikat Prasarana Negara partners Crest Builder on billion-ringgit tower

CIMB-TCA acquires third building in Australia

Takaful

Great Eastern Takaful targets higher contribution

Telecommunications

CMC Engineering plans to use Jaring network to set up Shariah-compliant data centre

Tort

Kelantan prince’s suit against publisher of Malay Mail may be settled out of court

Utilities

Tenaga Nasional’s earnings visibility has improved

ASIA

Capital markets

New D-G faces challenging task in improving performance of Colombo Stock Exchange

Thai AirAsia IPO in May

Gaming

Las Vegas Sands opens new property

Sands Cotai Central could help parent challenge Asia’s biggest casino operators for leadership

Islamic finance

Brunei needs standardised regulations

AUSTRALIA

Mergers and acquisitions

Slow start to 2012

Real estate

SP Setia, Fraser & Neave among Asian developers building record number of apartments

CANADA

Competition

Class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of alleged victims of gas price-fixing scheme

Employment

Extent to which ex-employees may compete with former employer

Intellectual property

Use of a mark in association with ‘services’ does not necessarily require sales or advertising in Canada

EUROPE

Autos

Luxury carmaker Audi could announce acquisition of Ducati next week

Telecommunications

Latest profit warning sends Nokia’s shares plunging to 15-year low

GLOBAL

Islamic banking

Growth rate and profitability should be cause for reflection

Commonly used terms and concepts

Real estate

Azerbaijan looking to build world’s tallest building; 1,050m structure will dwarf Burj Khalifa

Telecommunications

Telcos passed US$1.91 trillion mark in 2011

SINGAPORE

Mergers and acquisitions

DBS boss ‘fairly confident’ takeover of Indonesia’s Danamon approved in six months

DBS injects capital into China unit

Real estate

Singapore unit of Primus Pacific sued for unpaid rent on bungalow

UK

Autos

Lotus moves to quash rumours on administration

Group Lotus clarifies deal

Intellectual property

Twentieth Century Fox to defend claim for trademark infringement and passing off in High Court

US

Antitrust

Apple, publishers sued over pricing of e-books

Class action alleging cable channel bundling dismissed for failure to plead injury to competition

Intellectual property

Attempts to extend US copyright to cover fashion designs have been unsuccessful

Technology

Analysts rosy on Apple’s stock

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