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3 April 2012, Tuesday

Autos

Multi-Code Electronics focusing on Thailand and Indonesia

Car owners who sell vehicles through used-car dealers can register via online system

Banks

CIMB paying US$140 million for Royal Bank of Scotland’s Asian units

First step for DBS to consolidate foothold in Malaysia

Capital markets

Settlers’ bid to stop FELDA Global Ventures listing is rejected

Carotech wants Bursa Malaysia to reconsider suspension and delisting

Earnings

PruBSN posts 41% increase in pre-tax profit for FY11

Economy

Private investment exceeds target

Employment

Accord over minimum wage yet to be reached

Energy

Plans to increase diversification

Islamic finance

Shariah parameters on Mudharabah, Musharakah, Ijarah and Istisna’ out this year

Legal cooperation

Malaysia, Indonesia sign agreement

Mediation

Journalist reaches settlement with Monorail Malaysia Technology and KL Monorail

Plantation

Market favours mid- to small-cap plantation firms

Property

S P Setia developing China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park with Rimbunan Hijau

Malaysia not ready to adopt compulsory build-then-sell model

Professional bodies reprimanded for allowing illegal housing projects to proceed

ASIA

Banks

Myanmar’s banks have quietly begun an overhaul

Graft

In going after tycoon brothers, Hong Kong’s ICAC has set its sights far higher

Intellectual property

Failed display maker Proview will continue litigation with Apple

AUSTRALIA

Capital markets

Bourse trading hours may be extended to attract Asian investors

Contract

Update on recent decisions

Insurance

Apportionment of liability where failure of a product causes serious injuries

CANADA

Employment

Interpretation and enforceability of a non-compete clause

Intellectual property

Innocent misstatement not sufficient to invalidate a trademark registration

SINGAPORE

Banks

Maybank Kim Eng wants to strengthen investment banking division, announces new products

Capital markets

Specialist lender Investec looking to spin off aircraft leasing business

DBS slides after Danamon offer

UK

Intellectual property

Where you hold your trade marks matters, especially when they are your name

US

Fraud

Royal Bank of Canada accused of engaging in ‘wash trades’

Health

Tobacco firms must specify quantities of dangerous chemicals under new guidelines

Mergers and acquisitions

Avon Products rejects US$10 billion bid

Not Reimanns’ first unsolicited offer for a major cosmetics brand