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Friday
Nov282014

28 November 2014, Friday

Airlines

Update on Malaysian Airline System revamp tomorrow

Jentayu Danaraksa criticises Khazanah Nasional plan

Autos

Berjaya Auto plans to raise dividends, double sales within three years with new models

Banks

Bank Negara Malaysia’s six measures to accelerate migration to e-payments

Bigger banks won’t necessarily benefit consumers

Capital markets

MMC resubmitting application to list Malakoff

MMC acquires MISC’s 15.73% stake in NCB for RM222 million

Earnings

Felda Global Ventures reports RM9 million net loss

Health

Malaysia ‘most obese nation in SE Asia’

Islamic capital markets

SapuraKencana Petroleum, CLIQ Energy dropped from SC list of Shariah-compliant securities

SC list

Land

Court of Appeal affirms rights of Orang Asli over ancestral land

Legislation

Companies Commission of Malaysia (Amendment) Bill 2014, Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill 2014 among Bills passed

Members of Parliament (Remuneration) (Amendment) Bill 2014 withdrawn

PM backs away from promise to abolish Sedition Act

Property

Ho Hup’s stellar earnings attributed to progress of Aurora Place project

MK Land plans new launches in Damansara Perdana, Damansara Damai and Ipoh

PJ Development upbeat on FY15 despite recent cooling measures

Titijaya Land confident of prospects

Tropicana’s Q3 profit up 24%

Telecommunications

Margins not the best way to judge a telco’s performance

ASIA

Autos

Toyota recalls Yaris and RAV4 crossover models to replace Takata air bags

Company also investigating new type of air bag problem

Islamic finance

Indonesia’s model likely to be hybrid between Malaysian and Middle Eastern approaches

New rules will help revive industry growth from slowest pace on record

AUSTRALIA

Contract

No longer a clear line between direct and consequential loss

Employment

Employee’s fatal injury did not arise ‘in the course of employment'

EUROPE

Aviation

Indonesia’s Lion Air now ATR’s biggest customer

Technology

EU lawmakers urge antitrust regulators to break up Google

US rivals turning to EU to try and blunt Google’s edge

Googlephobia looks a mask for two concerns

SINGAPORE

Economy

City-state may have to rely still further on financial services to drive next phase of growth

Real estate

GIC partnering Indonesia’s Rajawali on projects

UK

Family law

American wife of London financier awarded £337 million in UK’s biggest divorce payout

Real estate

Proposed ‘mansion tax’ could have major effect on GCC investors

Telecommunications

Hutchison Whampoa could put forward a bid for EE or Telefonica’s O2 by end-2014

EE viewed as the better business

Thursday
Nov272014

27 November 2014, Thursday

Airlines

AirAsia may re-open KL-London air route

Banks

EPF pleads its case on proposed mega merger tomorrow

Contract

YFG subsidiary suing Palikota

Earnings

Alliance FG’s Q2 profit up 37%

Maybank Q3 profit down

KNM’s Q3 profit rises on better margin contribution and lower operating cost

Franchising

Brahim’s and Quantum Angel taking over Burger King franchise in Malaysia and Singapore

Islamic finance

CEO of Kuwait Finance House quits

Trading volume ‘still very low’ for conventional and Islamic ETFs

Legislation

Malaysian Airline System Bhd (Administration) Bill 2014 tabled; MAB will be new entity

Property

Penang’s Komtar tower revitalised by Q3 2015

Telecommunications

Telekom Malaysia upbeat despite 22% drop in Q3 profit

Tort

New Straits Times must pay RM200k in damages to PPP president

ASIA

Autos

Credit profiles of Toyota, Honda and Nissan stable in 2015

Capital markets

Dalian Wanda unit to seek approval from Hong Kong’s bourse for US$6 billion IPO on Monday

Islamic finance

State Bank of India launching Islamic equity fund on Monday

AUSTRALIA

Real estate

Australia mulls tighter rules on foreign purchases of housing

Shipping

Three largest infrastructure funds bidding for country’s largest container terminal

SINGAPORE

Competition

Competition Commission concerned about proposed IHH-Fortis deal

Gaming

Genting Singapore’s valuation not as attractive as Macau casinos

Healthcare

Launch of S$60 million DxD Hub a major boost for biomedical research

Legal services

Government to help ensure smaller law practices not left behind

Property

Minority owners had their day in court, precluded from bringing separate action to recover legal fees

UK

Insurance

Executives directly responsible for decisions they make under new regime

Travel

Thomas Cook investors headed for departure lounge after CEO’s shock exit

US

Antitrust

Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline gets nod to buy Novartis’ vaccine business

Banks

HSBC being investigated for possible leak of client info to hedge fund

Real estate

11-acre Briar Patch estate sold for US$140 million

Wednesday
Nov262014

26 November 2014, Wednesday

Autos

Review of National Automotive Policy 2014 in mid-January

Electric vehicles below RM100k available from 2017

Aviation

May take a year to bring those responsible for MH17 disaster to justice

MAHB slammed for ignoring needs of stakeholders when constructing klia2

Banks

Premises of Jasa Kembar and Lancar Borneo raided

Capital markets

Mega First Corporation trading at attractive valuations

Earnings

Hong Leong Financial’s Q1 profit down 9%

IHH Healthcare’s Q3 profit up 25.5%

KUB Malaysia sees potential for A&W business to expand

MOL Global’s Q3 results out Monday

Class action lawsuit filed against MOL Global

Protasco slips into the red

Environment

Greed, not illegal farming, slowly ‘killing’ Cameron Highlands

Islamic finance

BIMB’s Q3 profit surges

Legislation

Ketum leaves to be classified as dangerous drug

Property

Malayan United Industries in talks to dispose of ‘substantial assets’

Foundation and piling works on KL118 Tower completed by Q3 2015

Launch of UOA’s projects in Kepong, Taman Desa and Jalan Ipoh deferred to 2015

Retail

Physical expansion of Presto Grocer stores takes backseat to e-commerce arm

AUSTRALIA

Aviation

Search for missing MH370 is on track

Director confident deep-sea sonar search will find debris

Australia working on new drift modelling

Property

Singapore-based Colonial Range wants CEL Australia’s permit for Tower Melbourne cancelled

Blackstone entering factory-built housing market for retirees

CANADA

Competition

Competition Bureau supports mobile-based taxi-apps

Oil and gas

British Columbia approves Petronas-led gas project

EUROPE

Autos

Rolls Royce breaking new sales records in Russia

Financial services

ING latest European lender to cut jobs

SINGAPORE

Capital markets

Keppel DC REIT seeking to raise S$512 million from IPO

Legal profession

Incoming president of Law Society outlines plans

UK

Financial services

Financial Conduct Authority looking into £150 billion credit card market

Retail

Tesco faces shareholders’ lawsuit over billions wiped off by scandal

US

Real estate

Luxury sales beginning to slow

Technology

Apple widens lead as world’s most valuable company

HP’s Q4 revenue down 2%

'Old dog’ showing it can still learn some pretty intriguing tricks

Tuesday
Nov252014

25 November 2014, Tuesday

Capital markets

Eastspring Investments boosting cash holdings

Long-awaited listing of Weststar Aviation set to proceed

Deutsche Bank advises investor caution on MOL Global

Kronologi Asia eyes listing on ACE Market by year-end

Earnings

Employees Provident Fund’s Q3 investment income up 2%

Stationery manufacturer Pelikan’s Q3 profit down nearly 20%

SaveMoney.my, RinggitPlus.com confident of RM3 million revenue by end-2014

TDM’s Q3 profit down nearly 40% on lower plantation income

Energy

Brooke Renewables investing US$1 billion in Sarawak

Sarawak Energy committed towards sustainable development in hydro projects

Infrastructure

IJM’s Road Builder and SILK Holdings call off Kajang highway deal

Islamic finance

Khazanah Nasional plans nation’s first green Sukuk

Türkiye Finans plans ringgit Sukuk by end-2014

Oil and gas

Securities Commission approves Sona Petroleum buy

Property

UEM Sunrise keen on more projects in Melbourne, Australia

Company confident of achieving sales target

Technology

Home Minister wants ‘firewall’ on websites

Telecommunications

Axiata’s Q3 profit hurt by lower profit margin, forex losses at Indonesian unit

Water services

Selangor government completes takeover of Puncak Niaga and Syabas

12-hour supply disruption in Petaling tomorrow

ASIA

Banks

China’s effort to rein in ‘shadow banking’ activity producing results

Luxury goods

Million-dollar vintage handbags to go under the hammer on Monday

GLOBAL

Business

Worldwide business confidence at five-year low

Islamic finance

Efforts underway to develop accepted alternatives to conventional repurchase agreements

Lack of common rules for products holding back the industry

SINGAPORE

Contract

Owner of Dian Xiao Er guilty of wrongful possession of sub-leased area

Real estate

35-year-old, 12-storey Derby Court put up for sale

Transport

Otis Elevator awarded US$120 million contract

UK

Banks

Morgan Stanley to oversee IPO of National Australia Bank’s British operation

Insurance

Analysts question Aviva’s planned £5.6 billion merger with rival Friends Life

Technology

Google reaches settlement with former banker subjected to years of defamation

Telecommunications

BT may soon get back into UK mobile market

BT also in talks with EE

US

Bankruptcy

Streaming TV start-up Aereo’s legal and regulatory challenges prove too difficult to overcome

Auction of assets scheduled for February 2015

Mergers and acquisitions

Medical device maker Stryker examining bid for Britain’s Smith & Nephew

Technology

Start-ups getting star treatment

Monday
Nov242014

24 November 2014, Monday

Aviation

Emirates Airline boss calls for better sharing of intelligence

Investigator thinks debris from missing MH370 could soon wash up in Indonesia

Banks

CIMB, Maybank may be headed for long and bumpy ride in Indonesia

Capital markets

Masterskill Education’s bad fortunes an opportunity for Creador

Extol MSC now trading as AppAsia

Civil procedure

A-G commencing contempt proceedings against prominent lawyer and 24 others

Dispute resolution

Port Klang Authority drops biggest case among four suits filed over PKFZ fiasco

Earnings

7-Eleven Malaysia’s strategy pays off

Genting’s Q3 profit down nearly 24%

Energy

Subsidies for petrol and diesel abolished from December

Investment

InvestKL in final stage of discussions with four MNCs

Mining

Bauxite exports from Malaysia will increase significantly next year

Oil and gas

UMW Oil & Gas’ plan to be renowned global rig player remains intact

Dialog in a comfortable position

Petronas' first local engineer recounts early days

Plantations

TSH Resources has overtaken KL Kepong, IOI and United Plantations

Property

Kuala Lumpur City Hall lands in controversy

Retail

IOI City Mall should reach full occupancy by February 2015

Tax

National GST Conference, 20 January 2015

Technology

MOL Global delays Q3 results; US lawyers investigating possible violations of securities laws

Tort

RM15 million suit against Utusan Malaysia

ASIA

Gaming

South Korea’s gambling prospects improve as Japan’s casino dream fades

Real estate

Market for Chinese REITs unlikely to develop significantly, even if regulations loosened

AUSTRALIA

Capital markets

Australia raises A$5.7 billion selling shares of Medibank Private

Real estate

Aquis’ Cairns hotel project on review

CANADA

Competition

Decision on Burger King-Tim Hortons deal before Christmas

Wealth management

Royal Bank of Canada exiting Caribbean, reviewing Swiss operations

EUROPE

Autos

2015 BMW M4 is lethally efficient

Aviation

Week-long operation to clear MH17 wreckage is complete

Competition

Recent trends in competition law

GLOBAL

Financial services

New York extends lead over London

Mergers and acquisitions

Deals so far highest since 2007; Goldman Sachs still top adviser

Most active year for healthcare deals in at least two decades

NEW ZEALAND

Employment

Employer’s reasons for making employee redundant will be vigorously tested

Decision must be based on accurate factual information and genuine reasons

Judgment

Property

SAP Tower in Auckland sold to mogul for NZ$97 million

UK

Banks

Italy’s Intesa Sanpaolo may be eyeing RBS arm, Coutts

Insurance

Aviva makes new Friends

Proposed merger shows how insurers having to rethink the way they do business

US

Employment

Former HR director awarded US$1 million

Fired director's reputation was 'destroyed'

Real estate

‘Toyota Corolla’ of New York City finally getting some respect

‘Gingerbread House’ available to rent or to purchase

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