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Thursday
Jul032014

3 July 2014, Thursday

Airlines

Khazanah Nasional to take Malaysian Airline System private

Capital markets

Golsta Synergy to trade as HCK Capital Group from Friday

Civil procedure

Kelantan suit against Petronas over oil royalty cannot be summarily disposed of

Economy

Slower growth in H2, but still within forecast range

Finance

Prosecution’s appeal against acquittal of Ivory Multi Million directors struck out on ‘missing exhibits’

Islamic finance

Indonesia’s Adira Dinamika Multi Finance plans ringgit Sukuk in H2

Oil and gas

Goh Ban Huat gains immediate avenue into O&G

Eversendai scaling up O&G venture

Can milestone project attract big foreign players to invest in Pengerang Integrat¬ed Petroleum Complex?

Real estate

Eco World expands landbank

City Hall defends appointment of new contractor to redevelop Plaza Rakyat

Axis REIT dismisses news reports as ‘speculative’

Telecommunications

Telekom Malaysia to hold controlling stake of 51% in JV with UEM Sunrise, Iskandar Investment

ASIA

Banks

CIMB, Mitsubishi UFJ scoping out acquisition opportunities in Philippines

Indonesia to be more stringent in approving foreign acquisitions of its banks

Telecommunications

Axiata sells stake in Thai handset distributor Samart I-Mobile

AUSTRALIA

Employment

Employee dismissed for accessing blocked websites wins unfair dismissal case

Gaming

Hotspot for new casinos

Competition watchdog concerned about billionaire’s bid to own two casinos in Queensland

Mining

Troubled Lynas moving HQ to Kuala Lumpur

EUROPE

Competition

Tighter rules on anti-competitive agreements

Insurance

ING raises €1.5 billion in long-anticipated IPO for insurance arm

Trade

Watershed deal between China and Switzerland comes into force

SINGAPORE

Currency

Issuance of S$10,000 note to cease from October

Property

Investors questioning when government may relax anti-speculation curbs

UK

Antitrust

No evidence of collusion in setting gold prices

Retail

US’ Destination Maternity continues pursuit of Britain’s Mothercare despite earlier rejections

US

Capital markets

Dow and S&P 500 notch small gains and set new closing highs

Pharmaceuticals

Roche acquiring San Diego-based Seragon Pharmaceuticals for US$1.7 billion

Wednesday
Jul022014

2 July 2014, Wednesday

Banks

Growth prospects of Malaysian banks expected to be fairly muted

Capital markets

Pelikan’s move to distance itself from China Stationery could bode well for company

China Stationery’s request for more time from already extended deadline rejected

Human rights

Malaysia must abandon ‘blame the victim’ approach

Investment

Northern Corridor Economic Region attracted RM6.7 billion in H1

Islamic finance

Islamic banks issued RM3 billion ringgit-denominated Sukuk in H1

Property

Eco World tipped to win contract for Batu Kawan project

Low-profile tycoon proposes deals involving Goh Ban Huat and Keladi Maju

Golden opportunity to invest in Sarawak’s hidden hotspots

Sport

Caterham F1 sold for undisclosed sum

Tax

IRB Public Ruling No 5/2014: Ownership and Use of Asset for the Purpose of Claiming Capital Allowances

Technology

GreenTech Malaysia looking to finance RM950 million worth of projects

Tort

Former Penang Speaker’s defamation suit settled amicably

ASIA

Airlines

AirAsia re-enters Japanese skies

Fernandes confident AirAsia Japan profitable within a year

AirAsia boss may build LCCT in Japan

Real estate

Yield-hungry investors buy Philippine condominium space in bulk

AUSTRALIA

Aquaculture

Craig Mostyn plans to double production of abalone in five years

Employment

Employee’s dismissal harsh and unreasonable

Mergers and acquisitions

Struggling Goodman Fielder accepts A$1 billion First Pacific-Wilmar takeover offer

Real estate

Singapore’s Frasers Centrepoint reaches deal to buy Australand

NEW ZEALAND

Insurance

Tower’s remaining life insurance business sold to private company

Retail

Nation’s biggest and most valuable collection of malls might be on the market

SINGAPORE

Legislation

Personal Data Protection Act comes into full effect today

Property

Home prices down for third consecutive quarter

UK

Capital markets

McVitie’s maker United Biscuits may undertake IPO by end-2014

Privacy

Facebook being investigated

US

Banks

HSBC settles fraud suit for US$10 million

Retail

Ousted American Apparel CEO increases stake to 43%

Technology

Google acquires streaming music service Songza

Tuesday
Jul012014

1 July 2014, Tuesday

Banks

RHBCap scraps plan to buy 40% of Indonesia’s Mestika Dharma

Capital markets

Autoair Holdings reprimanded, directors fined a total RM160,000

Felda Wellness eyes Nasdaq listing in Q1 2015

Constitutional law

Jill Ireland decision on 21 July

Earnings

George Kent Malaysia’s profit up 9.8%

Education

Universiti Malaya explains why dean’s tenure not extended

Student group condemns varsity’s top management

Legal profession

Bar Council of Malaysia outlines licence system to regulate foreign law firms and lawyers

Legislation

Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing (Amendment) Bill 2013 passed

Real estate

Boost for Econpile’s order book

I-Bhd building up investment property portfolio

Ivory Properties still in talks with receiver and manager of Plaza Rakyat

MRCB wins bid to develop coveted MX-1 parcel in Kwasa Damansara township development

Malayan United Industries plans 30-storey apartment block in Jalan Mayang, KL

ASIA

Leisure

Legoland Japan opening its doors in 2017

Property

Aseana Properties, AEON Vietnam to develop retail mall in Vietnam

AUSTRALIA

Employment

Appalling treatment of Australian Taxation Office employee recovering from mental illness

Oil and gas

InterOil sells Papua New Guinea refining arm for US$526 million

Puma Energy seeking to expand in Indonesia, build new fuel terminals in Myanmar

EUROPE

Insurance

ING’s NN Group narrows price range for Amsterdam IPO

Mergers and acquisitions

Electronics giant Philips spins off Lumileds and automotive lighting businesses

GLOBAL

Investment

Investors put more money into stocks favouring US and Britain

Mergers and acquisitions

This year’s merger boom being led by cash-rich corporations with strong balance sheets

SINGAPORE

Banks

New LCR requirements not expected to pose major challenges for local banks

Capital markets

First business trust in Asia to contain golf courses seeks to raise S$782 million

UK

Pharmaceuticals

Covert sex tape latest chapter in lurid bribery saga that continues to rock GSK

Technology

Hewlett-Packard settles litigation over US$11 billion acquisition of Autonomy

US

Banks

BNP agrees to US$8.9 billion penalty

Gaming

Caesars Entertainment and Genting vying for New York casino licences

Technology

Online-streaming service Aereo temporarily closing down after unfavourable ruling

FIFA World Cup most talked-about event in Facebook history

Tobacco

Reynolds American-Lorillard deal could be fortuitous for Imperial Tobacco

Monday
Jun302014

30 June 2014, Monday

Autos

MAI, MIDA evaluating two companies looking to manufacture EEVs

Aviation

‘MAS only twice attempted to make phone contact with MH370 over six hours’

Families of those on board missing MH370 revise approach to crowdfunding

KL International Airport to undergo upgrades

Capital markets

FBM KLCI headed for smallest H1 return since 2008

Constitutional law

All eyes on Jill Ireland’s case

Shariah courts subordinate to civil courts, says former Federal Court judge

Corporate governance

Securities Commission, Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group launch best practices

Education

Universiti Malaya professor ordered to leave, tenure as faculty dean not renewed

Insurance

Allianz Malaysia not worried about risk

Oil and gas

Dagang NeXchange, formerly Time Engineering, pushing into O&G space

Property

PKNS can build 65-storey tower in PJ Sentral following settlement with MRCB, Nusa Gapurna

Buyers and investors should zoom in on different flagship zones of Iskandar Malaysia

Fiamma hopes to complete maiden project in October, launching two projects next year

Mah Sing looking to beat last year’s sales performance

Technology

MSC Malaysia: Lots of questions behind stellar results

Tort

Publisher of Malaysiakini seeks to recuse JC

ASIA

Intellectual property

Road safety campaign for Volkswagen China said to be rip-off of Happiness Brussels’ own ad

Mergers and acquisitions

Volume in H1 up 67%; record comes amid boom in global M&A

Real estate

China’s Manhattan project in jeopardy

AUSTRALIA

Healthcare

TPG Capital, Carlyle aiming to raise A$2.57 billion in Healthscope IPO

SINGAPORE

Banks

OCBC meets pre-conditions to buy Hong Kong’s Wing Hang

Financial crime

Financial Police in better position to combat new threats

UK

Energy

GIC-backed Intelligent Energy planning to raise £40 million on London Stock Exchange

Oil and gas

Entrepreneur acquires Murphy Oil refinery in Wales

Real estate

Kensington and Chelsea is UK’s most expensive place to buy a home

US

Banks

BNP Paribas set to plead guilty today

Capital markets

Trends during H1 2014 may well continue through next several months

Investment

Singapore’s Temasek opens US office

Management

Companies with superstar executives perform worse in the long run

Real estate

Hollywood legend’s former home on the market for US$13 million

Friday
Jun272014

27 June 2014, Friday

Administrative law

Social activist seeks to challenge prosecution’s decision to charge him of insulting Islam

Aviation

Crew of MH370 may have been in ‘unresponsive’ state; aircraft likely on autopilot

Banks

RHB may have to abort acquisition of 40% stake in Indonesia’s Mestika Dharma

Earnings

Gamuda’s Q3 profit up nearly 150%

Legal profession

Gender bias still prevalent

Oil and gas

Pengerang Independent Terminals investing another RM16 billion to boost capacity

Reach Energy may venture beyond Asia-Pacific

Reach Energy confident of support from institutions and HNWIs for upcoming IPO

Philanthropy

Four Malaysians among Forbes Asia’s 48 Heroes of Philanthropy

Property

City Hall appointing new company for revival of Plaza Rakyat

Mulpha sues Singapore’s Stamford Land over redevelopment of Sir Stamford Hotel

Bina Puri secures Brunei project

Tropicana continues to divest non-core landbank and property investment assets

Potential impact and possible spillover effects of GST on developers

Tax

IRB Public Ruling No 4/2014: Deferred annuity

Transport

Approval process for intercity rail transit system project in Iskandar Malaysia could be sped up

ASIA

Gaming

Caesars Entertainment prepared to invest US$5 billion in Japan resort

Galaxy Entertainment founder doesn’t gamble

Mergers and acquisitions

South Korea’s LG no longer keen on Elizabeth Arden

AUSTRALIA

Property

Australia 108 skyscraper gets go-ahead

Wealth

Young techpreneurs snapping at the heels of miners and property developers

SINGAPORE

Capital markets

Chinese developer Chiwayland poised to be first S-chip in two years to list on Singapore Exchange

Mergers and acquisitions

Companies went on record-setting M&A spree in H1

Retail

Supermarket chain NTUC Fairprice constructing logistics facility for S$250 million

UK

Banks

Disappointing H1 for StanChart

Energy

Big Six suppliers referred to Competition and Markets Authority for full investigation

Financial services

London Stock Exchange snaps up US indices group Frank Russell

Insurance

Aviva boss drafts in group CEO of Great Eastern

Tobacco

Philip Morris snaps up e-cig maker Nicocigs, cuts profits forecast

US

Banks

Fraud lawsuit alleges Barclays falsified documents, misrepresented systems

Capital markets

Picture-perfect debut for camera maker GoPro

Technology

Alibaba listing on New York Stock Exchange in blow to Nasdaq

IBM-Lenovo server deal in limbo

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