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Monday
Jun182012

18 June 2012, Monday

Airlines

AirAsia CEO targeting emerging wealth in SE Asia

Collapse of tie-up with Malaysia Airlines a relief

Banks

K&N Kenanga may have gotten away with the better deal

Contribution from CIMB’s Indonesian unit may beat that of home base in three years

Capital markets

Malaysia set to vault ahead of Hong Kong as Asia’s largest market for international IPOs

Astro All Asia Networks to relist by end-September

Competition

MASkargo fined AUD6 million for price fixing

Franchising

Naza Tutti Frutti plans to introduce stores in SE Asia, Africa and MidEast

KUB Malaysia streamlining A&W businesses in Malaysia and Thailand

Infrastructure

MTD keen on a comeback in Philippines’ toll-road business

Insurance

Efforts in the pipeline to position Labuan as centre for reinsurance

Legislation

Courts can intervene even if there is an ouster clause

Don’t waste time and resources on Bill for proposed Law Academy

Metals

Citizens’ appeal against Lynas plant is dismissed

Lynas soars after winning appeal

Real estate

UDA Holdings firms RM165 million settlement with Penang

Takaful Malaysia may use SPV in Labuan IOFC to hold overseas property investments

ASIA

Islamic finance

Brunei Darussalam needs more Shariah experts

Mergers and acquisitions

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing defends US$2 billion LME purchase

Bid may succeed in gaining regulatory approval

AUSTRALIA

Media

Publisher of The Age, Sydney Morning Herald restructuring top mastheads

Media landscape undergoing unprecedented change

EUROPE

Capital markets

RAG Foundation likely to scrap IPO plans for Evonik

Technology

Nokia a potential takeover target

Chief could be hastening rather than arresting its decline

Telecommunications

Mobile telcos primed to enter long-awaited phase of consolidation

GLOBAL

Airlines

Aviation in a fragile state

Islamic finance

Lack of standardisation means products aren’t being traded in high enough volumes

UK

Competition

Former chairman of US trade commission, European official shortlisted to chair new regulator

Telecommunications

Future of Cable & Wireless Worldwide set to be decided today

US

Capital markets

Asset manager increases stake in Formula One motor racing business

Intellectual property

Filmgoers unlikely to have noticed bag in 2011 comedy was a Louis Vuitton knock-off

Friday
Jun152012

15 June 2012, Friday

Thursday
Jun142012

14 June 2012, Thursday

Airlines

AirAsia working on more regional tie-ups as CEO prepares to move to Jakarta

Banks

Details on collusion between finance minister and banks will be revealed

Biotechnology

Asia’s largest biorefinery is to be developed in East Coast Economic Region

Capital markets

RM10 billion raised from Felda Global Ventures IPO

Independent power producer Malakoff planning US$1 billion IPO

Telecoms services provider OCK to list on ACE Market

Healthcare

KPJ Healthcare assessing two acquisitions

Insurance

Encouraging prospects for life and general insurance, despite moderating economic growth

Zurich aspires to break into top five

Islamic finance

Restoring confidence during global economic crisis

Legislation

60 years proposed as earliest retirement age for private sector

Takaful

Contribution to global Takaful projected to increase to US$2.4 billion

Tax

IRB Public Ruling No 4/2012: Deduction for Loss of Cash and Treatment of Recoveries

ASIA

Autos

Saab gets a new lease on life

Capital markets

Man United ditches plans for Asian IPO, preparing to list in US

Sharp drop in Hong Kong bourse’s hold on new stocks

Islamic finance

Indonesia plans US$1 billion Sukuk in Q3

EUROPE

Banks

Basel-based rainforest advocacy group files complaint over UBS’ ties with Sabah chief minister

Economy

Germany holds the fate of the euro in its hands

SINGAPORE

Capital markets

Indian telco gets approval to list undersea cable unit

Finance

Hong Leong Finance casts net wider to help SMEs fulfil dream of public listing

UK

Banks

Chancellor set to unveil historic overhaul

Contract

Did the parties agree that any dispute should be settled by adjudication?

Media

Telecoms group BT pays £738 million for Premier League rights

US

Capital markets

Retail investors seek damages for losses incurred from Facebook’s botched IPO

Technology

Bidding wars for new domain names pit tech titans against one another

Wednesday
Jun132012

13 June 2012, Wednesday

Animal welfare

Pet store owners plead guilty to maltreatment of cats

Capital markets

Felda Global Ventures set to price IPO at top of indicative range

Financial rewards for settlers

Blackrock, Capital Group and Och-Ziff among cornerstone investors in IHH Healthcare listing

Bankers see no problem with IHH completing IPO

Ho Hup down following court order

Waste-to-energy group Octagon Consolidated classified as PN17 company

Eng Teknologi likely delisted by Q3

Corporate governance

New paradigm shift must be introduced to CG

Economy

Bank Negara Malaysia will continue to monitor developments in Europe

Governor’s speech

Gaming

Stable outlook for Genting Malaysia and Singapore subsidiary

Insurance

Proposed scheme still being studied

Scheme penalises well-managed companies

Islamic finance

Enough takers for Malaysia Airlines’ perpetual Sukuk

Malaysia Building Society partners Sedania unit to promote personal financing-i scheme

Legislation

New financial services legislation will be tabled in current sitting

Property

Ho Hup will look at other avenues, even if Federal Court does not rule in its favour

I-Bhd launching maiden property project in Kuala Lumpur next year

Tort

Hearing of Lynas application for injunction against news portal deferred

ASIA

Dispute resolution

Hong Kong’s Financial Dispute Resolution Centre commencing operations next week

Intellectual property

Man United, Arsenal sue China watchdog for copyright infringement

EUROPE

Banks

Larger European economies possibly in more danger of default than earlier thought

Bundesbank shoots down proposals for European banking union

Retail

Starbucks’ business in Europe struggling ‘more than expected’ in current quarter

SINGAPORE

Capital markets

Maxi-Cash set to be first pawnbroker to debut on Singapore bourse

Orchard Parade Holdings up on REIT plan

Graft

Oracle employee named in sex-for-favours case involving former head of anti-narcotics agency

Investment

Temasek sees sizeable deal opportunities amid turmoil in Europe

UK

Franchising

Key issues to consider when a franchisor is in financial difficulties

Intellectual property

Employees should have a good working knowledge of day-to-day copyright issues

Property

Stadium on Battersea ‘out of the question’

Tort

Websites may enjoy greater protection from being sued under new plans

US

Antitrust

US Airways interested in merging with bankrupt parent of American Airlines

Banks

ING hit with US’ biggest ever fine against a bank for sanctions violations

Technology

Setbacks lay bare why drawn-out battle could be bad news for Apple

Tuesday
Jun122012

12 June 2012, Tuesday

Aviation

Malaysia Airlines is first company to establish perpetual Sukuk

With right strategies, clearer skies for MAS

Malaysia Airports Holdings seeks new projects in Indonesia, China and Philippines

Banks

CIMB to advise tycoon on Astro All Asia Networks’ IPO in Q4

Capital markets

Felda Global IPO may bring proceeds in SE Asia to US$5 billion

Sports Toto Malaysia Trust listing in Singapore, then Malaysia

Shareholders of ECM Libra in for bumper dividend

Dealer’s representative reprimanded, fined and suspended

Insurance

Proposed scheme for unemployed postponed

Islamic finance

KFH Malaysia: Shariah-compliant institutions should move past Sukuk and develop trading

Real estate

UDA Holdings may redevelop Pudu Jail into integrated transport hub

UEM Land developing high-end residential resort in Johor

Takaful

Growth in family Takaful outpaces general Takaful and conventional life insurance

ASIA

Islamic finance

Afghanistan plans Sukuk sale next year

Legal services

Asian companies continue to drive hard bargains with law firms

Results of Asian Legal Business’ annual Employer of Choice 2012 survey

AUSTRALIA

Airlines

Macquarie tapped to defend Qantas against possible takeover

Competition

New price signalling laws come into effect

Gaming

Echo Entertainment plans capital raising amid speculation on Genting-Packer alliance

EUROPE

Capital markets

Dim prospects for Evonik’s second IPO attempt

Venture capital

Techpreneurs hope experience in foreign markets will help them compete with better-financed US rivals

NEW ZEALAND

Competition

Application of the Commerce Act to overseas companies

Mergers and acquisitions

Key decisions from 2012

SINGAPORE

Capital markets

Singapore Exchange CEO staying another three years

Investment

Temasek increases bet on resources firms with 5.5% stake in Canada’s Ivanhoe

UK

Financial regulation

KPMG chairman will head new Financial Conduct Authority from 2013

Property

Value of homes in idyllic spots rose more than £900 a month over last decade

US

Antitrust

Johnson & Johnson gets clearance to acquire Synthes

US' second-biggest settlement with a pharmaceutical company

Technology

ICANN unveiling key information on new gTLD applications tomorrow

Why Reveal Day is important for brand owners