Search

If you wish to receive our publications and alerts,
please fill in this form.

« 15 March 2012, Thursday | Main | 13 March 2012, Tuesday »
Wednesday
Mar142012

14 March 2012, Wednesday

Autos

Tighter rules not to be solely blamed for dampened vehicle sales

Capital markets

One-third of listed companies didn’t fare well

Gas Malaysia seeks more time

Financial markets

Hong Kong and Malaysia launch pilot platform to spur trading of Sukuk and dim sum bonds

Central bank statement

Graft

Minister’s husband charged; ‘Cowgate’ scandal potentially damaging

Insurance

Malaysian insurers losing war against fraud

Investment

Focus shifts to more high-tech and capital-intensive industry-related deals

Islamic banking and finance

Maybank Islamic to further strengthen presence in Indonesia and Singapore

Third Securities Commission-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies roundtable comes to a close

Employees Provident Fund plans to increase holdings of global Sukuk

Tag-team approach for more credible output

Property

Bank Negara Malaysia report sought on My First Home scheme

ASIA

Banks

HSBC not exiting Asia

Bank focusing on Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Economy

Asian governments embracing call for higher salaries

Islamic banking

Lack of awareness biggest challenge to growth

Metals

US, Europe and Japan challenge China’s restrictions on exports of rare earth minerals

May be too little, too late for Western and Japanese manufacturers

Pharmaceuticals

India ends Bayer’s monopoly on Nexavar

AUSTRALIA

Competition

Probe of Flight Centre could trigger second look at wholesaler-retailer relationship

Emails show level of pressure

Intellectual property

Difficulties in drafting restrictions on trade mark use

Damages for moral rights infringement

CANADA

Competition

Merger registry violates sanctity of corporate confidentiality and the law

Employment

Prudent to always confirm a voluntary resignation with the employee

Health

Tobacco companies named in country’s largest civil lawsuit

‘Government makes the rules, tobacco industry just plays along’

EUROPE

Antitrust

Flour producers in France and Germany fined EUR242 million

Insurance

Munich Re hopes for strong rebound

SINGAPORE

Capital markets

Singapore Exchange setting up trading hubs in Chicago and London

Healthcare

Healthcare REITs a safe shelter for investors

Property

Five-bedroom GCB is costliest home for sale

Social media

Former engineer fined S$8,500 for online posts that contained incitement to violence

UK

Insurance

Solvency II rules could convince Prudential boss to shift HQ out of London

Intellectual property

UK copyright laws must be technology neutral and based on 21st-century markets

US

Antitrust

Apple’s clout coming under scrutiny

Publishing

Encyclopedia Britannica going digital after 244 years