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Thursday
Apr052012

5 April 2012, Thursday

Airlines

Malaysia Airlines’ kid-free zone in Airbus A380

Autos

Second revamp of National Automotive Policy nearly completed

Proton Preve out to prove its mettle

Banks

Maybank wants to be among top five banks in Cambodia by 2015

Capital markets

Bursa Malaysia gearing up for HFT

Construction

Waiting period for building permits cut to 60 days

Healthcare

Pharmaniaga looking to double revenue contribution from private sector

Insurance

AMMB gets nod on Kurnia Insurans

Judiciary

Women judges among four elevated to Federal Court

Legislation

Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2012 tabled for first reading

Metals

Decision on TOL to Lynas plant next Thursday

Tax

Inland Revenue Board out to get tax dodgers and illegal business owners

Telecommunications

Axiata stays put in India

Telcos’ applications to review February cancellation of licences rejected

ASIA

Graft

Asian countries might want to consider new UK position in reviewing own bribery laws

Investment

San Miguel buys into flag carrier and low-cost partner

AUSTRALIA

Finance

Australia and New Zealand consider adopting Trans-Tasman currency

Insurance

‘Superb’ Q1 for QBE

Intellectual property

Copyright will not subsist in source code generated by computer program

When a trade mark licence is also a regulated ‘franchise agreement’

Islamic finance

Issuance of first Sukuk may be several months away

EUROPE

Antitrust

Online travel company TripAdvisor files complaint against Google

Health

Honduras joins complaint against Australia’s proposed plain-packaging rules

US ban on clove cigarettes is discriminatory

GLOBAL

Insurance

Kidnap for ransom a growing global threat

Islamic finance

AAOIFI proposals could take effect in July

MIDDLE EAST

Islamic finance

Saudi Arabia and Qatar setting up US$1 billion bank

Technology

For a region awash with cash, the Internet economy is tiny

UK

Competition

Competition Commission wants to scrutinise private healthcare market

Islamic finance

UK needs to develop banking infrastructure further to maintain competitive advantage in Europe

US

Banks

JPMorgan Chase to be penalised for actions tied to Lehman Brothers’ demise

Capital markets

AIG mulls IPO in Q2 for aircraft and specialty finance unit, ILFC