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Apr132012

13 April 2012, Friday

Autos

Revised NAP will lead to more open and liberalised market

Banks

CIMB, RBS ink cooperation agreement

Singapore’s DBS can hold separate stakes in Alliance Financial and Hwang-DBS

Business

9,800 companies, individuals and businesses charged for various offences

Finance

New banknotes series in circulation from mid-July

Insurance

AMMB unit acquires Kurnia Insurans (Malaysia)

Addition of Kurnia set to double AmG’s annual gross written premium

Islamic finance

Johor Corp issuing Sukuk Wakalah in May

JCorp, CVC Capital still pursuing privatisation of QSR Brands and KFC Holdings

Leisure

Themed Attractions Malaysia investing RM267 million in Desaru

Metals

High Court knocks back request to review Lynas TOL

Lynas advances the most since March

Oil and gas

Aker Solutions setting up region’s first steel tube umbilical plant

Property

Axix REIT Managers acquires Nilai facility for RM26.5 million

UEM Land roadshows in Kuching, Miri, Sibu and Kota Kinabalu

Takaful

Still plenty of room for growth

Utilities

Tenaga Nasional regains spark after three straight quarters of losses

ASIA

Insurance

Mitsui Sumitomo acquiring 26% stake in Max New York Life

Islamic finance

Year-long drought in sales of corporate Sukuk in Indonesia is ending

Retail

Japan’s Aeon forecasts record operating profit of ¥210 billion to ¥220 billion

Tort

Host of Web forum liable for defamatory statements posted by anonymous users

EUROPE

Antitrust

European Commission to decide this month next steps in Google probe

Technology

Nokia investors losing faith

SINGAPORE

Investment

Financial Investor Scheme will be scrapped end-April

Real estate

M&L Hospitality Trusts lodges preliminary prospectus for IPO

M&L’s IPO would be second sizeable offering after Bumitama Agri

UK

Competition

Leniency materials may have to be disclosed in civil damages proceedings

Insurance

Solvency II may deter potential European buyers from bidding for Aviva’s US unit

Media

TV news cameras allowed to film sentencing in a criminal court for the first time

US

Antitrust

DoJ shows it can successfully prosecute non-US corporate and individual members of a global cartel

Employment

Settlement doesn’t resolve question whether law firm partner is an employee or owner

Intellectual property

More disputes involving wrongful acquisition of valuable corporate secrets by foreign entities

Technology

New stock structure gives Google’s founders more power than shareholders