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Wednesday
Jun032015

3 June 2015, Wednesday

Airlines

Malaysia Airlines scraps routes to Kunming, Krabi and Cochin

Auditing

Malaysian Institute of Accountants to check on 1MDB auditors

Audit Oversight Board’s inspection report of errant firms will be made public

Capital markets

Biosis’ proposed regularisation plan rejected

Trading of Nomad shares suspended from 18 June

Mergers and acquisitions

Second takeover offer for Cocoaland in less than two weeks, this time from First Pacific

Oil and gas

Sona Petroleum, Ophir Energy end talks on Salamander Energy assets

Plantations

TSH strives to deliver bottom-line growth for shareholders despite challenging outlook

Property

Atria Damansara has not complied with some requirements in planning permission

Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Profit Consortium finalising revival plans for long-abandoned Plaza Rakyat

Kulim making a comeback

ASIA

Entertainment

Dalian Wanda unit to buy Australian cinema chain Hoyts, sum undisclosed

Intellectual property

Nestlé India restrained from using ‘Magical Masala’ or ‘Magic Masala’ pending disposal of suit

Criminal complaint filed against Nestlé India

Islamic finance

Complex structures discourage use of Sukuk for infrastructure

Luxury goods

Fuchsia Hermès Birkin bag is most expensive handbag sold at auction

AUSTRALIA

Asset management

Fund manager Henderson among country’s top 30 asset managers via latest acquisition

Economy

Q1 growth better than expected

EUROPE

Antitrust

Hollywood studios, EU’s pay-TV companies face complaint over movie-licensing deals

US tech firm Disconnect accuses Google of abusing dominant market position

Aviation

State-run Russian weapons manufacturer distances itself from downing of MH17

Sport

FIFA president quits four days after winning fifth term

Coca-Cola, Visa, Adidas and Anheuser-Busch relieved; FIFA expected to do more to clean up act

Up to reformers to clean house

GLOBAL

Arbitration

International arbitration at a critical defining moment in its history

Wealth

Inditex founder passes Warren Buffett to become world’s second-richest person

SINGAPORE

Technology

Google’s investment in city-state bumped to US$500 million

Utilities

Singapore not only place looking for new ways to get potable water

UK

Aviation

Manchester Airport spending £1 billion on more than 60 upgrades over next decade

Legislation

Statute of Marlborough, Treason Act 1945 among 200 outdated laws recommended for repeal

Leisure

Holiday resort group Center Parcs sold to US-listed Brookfield Property Partners

US

Aviation

Boeing’s first 737 MAX single-aisle jetliner to be completed this year

Real estate

Hedge funds eyeing department store company Macy’s major sites

Tuesday
Jun022015

2 June 2015, Tuesday

Airlines

‘Technically bankrupt’ Malaysia Airlines can recover from wretched 2014

New legal entity cutting number of suppliers

Faced with possible dissolution, Maseu may turn itself into a cooperative

Arbitration

TA Global unit commences proceedings against Kingdom Hotel Investments

Capital markets

Securities Commission files suit against WCT deputy MD for insider trading

ECM Libra returning excess cash to entitled shareholders

CN Asia now a PN17 company

Perduren now trading as Enra Group

Islamic finance

Bank Islam shifting ratio of retail and corporate financing assets

'Best fit for MBSB'

Oil and gas

Hibiscus Petroleum’s proposed acquisition of Talisman Resources falls through

Property

WZR launching Bukit Jalil project by Q3, looking to raise RM500 million from IPO next year

Site next to Penang Swimming Club being considered for marine tourism development

Tax

Two months after GST, anger, confusion and greed still rife

ASIA

Health

Indonesia still behind in tobacco control, and seems to be regressing

Insurance

Tokio Marine profit up ¥63 billion on previous year

Islamic capital market

Momentum in Asian Sukuk offerings raising hopes Hong Kong will achieve goal

AUSTRALIA

Energy

Panasonic selling storage systems from October

Insurance

Importance of forensic and eyewitness evidence in challenges to insurer’s decision to refuse cover

Mergers and acquisitions

Quadrant Private Equity acquiring world’s largest supplier of chilled petfood for A$410 million

CANADA

Damages

Imperial Tobacco, Rothmans Benson & Hedges and JTI-MacDonald ordered to pay C$15 billion after losing historic court case

Real estate

Buyer’s market in Calgary right now for luxury homes

Technology

BlackBerry settles legal battles with Typo Products

GLOBAL

Commodities

Banks and traders embrace electronic trade finance, but pace of change remains slow

Health

Early morning coffee is ineffective

SINGAPORE

Mergers and acquisitions

SHC Capital Asia acquires Chinese medical equipment maker Tong Da for S$120 million

Real estate

Largest agencies weathering dismal market better than smaller counterparts

UK

Banks

HSBC trimming global workforce

Retail

British American Tobacco expands presence in central Europe

Monday
Jun012015

1 June 2015, Monday

Airlines

Malaysia Airlines faces huge brand and cost challenges

Autos

Proton continues to be a drag on DRB-Hicom’s earnings

Banks

New ruling may pose asset quality risks, dampen earnings of Malaysian banks operating in Indonesia

Capital markets

Investors banking on a few bright spots in otherwise weak Q1

SMEs invited to list on European Stock Exchange

Star Publications (Malaysia) now trading as Star Media Group

Dispute resolution

Arbitration viable option for parties wishing to steer clear of stringent timeframes, negative publicity

Earnings

Gunung Capital anticipates sharp drop following suspension of National Service programme

Investment

US$1 billion from Abu Dhabi’s IPIC not a loan or bailout

Islamic capital market

Companies left off list of Syariah-compliant securities feel the heat

Sovereign issues not encouraging Sukuk sales by companies

Legislation

Special Measures Against Terrorism in Foreign Countries Bill 2015 awaiting royal assent

Negligence

RM640k award scant consolation for former athlete

Oil and gas

Ferrier Hodgson clears Tanjung Offshore’s executive deputy chairman, former director

Plantations

Felda Global Ventures’ results, share price performance under heavy scrutiny

Property

Past 18 months ‘vibrant’ for commercial real estate

Selangor to have five new townships

Eastern & Oriental’s proposed listing of UK division will help developer reduce gearing level

New shareholders in Mulpha Land

KSL’s Q1 profit rises on higher progress billings, favourable sales mix

Retail

7-Eleven launches 24/7 bill payment service for U-Mobile, Astro and Telekom Malaysia

Technology

AppAsia aspires to become significant regional IT player in three to five years

Telecommunications

Telekom Malaysia’s Q1 revenue up nearly 6%

ASIA

Airlines

Embattled Skymark still needs approval of key creditors to help pull itself out of bankruptcy

Mergers and acquisitions

Thai billionaire, Philippine tycoon vying for cognac maker Louis Royer

CANADA

Company law

Oppression remedy and derivative action separate and distinct remedies

Intellectual property

Single colour applied to surface of object — including product packaging — can be registered as trademark

SINGAPORE

Earnings

Industrial segment largest revenue contributor for Willas-Array Electronics

Real estate

More to Starhill Global REIT’s operating model than investors realise

ING Real Estate Finance working to improve connectivity of platforms

US

Antitrust

Federal Trade Commission seeks to block Steris-Synergy Health merger

Real estate

South Korea’s Lotte acquiring New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan for US$805 million

Technology

Intel close to buying Altera for more than US$15 billion

Expect more mergers in chip industry

Friday
May292015

29 May 2015, Friday

Airlines

AirAsia’s Q1 profit up 7%

LCC’s rapid network expansion, huge plane orders in the spotlight

Frivolous allowances, massive overtime claims added to Malaysia Airlines’ woes

Autos

Proton’s electric car prototype undergoing tests

Banks

Maybank’s Q1 profit rises on growth in fee income and loans

Co-chairman of Public Bank dies at 85

Capital markets

Sime Darby Motors not only issuer to be reconsidering listing

Securities Commission Malaysia updates list of Shariah-compliant securities

Earnings

7-Eleven confident of growth prospects, retaining market leading position

Brahim’s lower quarterly profit attributed to price cutting, concessions agreed with Malaysia Airlines

Genting posts 25% rise in Q1 profit

Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia records total revenue of RM375 million

Healthcare

IHH’s profit increases

KPJ sizing up market for senior living care services

Oil and gas

ICE Petroleum Ventures on acquisition trail

Property

Bangsar still has some room for growth

Mah Sing confident of market prospects despite softening demand

OSK reopens Atria Shopping Gallery

UEM Land terminates MoU to set up Asian Trade Centre

UOA Development launching RM2.4 billion worth of projects in H2

Tax

Burger King franchisee fined RM40k for not complying with price-hike probe

ASIA

Islamic finance

Hong Kong building on momentum from successful issuance of inaugural Sukuk

Real estate

Troubled Kaisa needs another lifeline as only serious offer evaporates

EUROPE

Antitrust

Swedish Competition Authority seeking SEK31 million from Nasdaq OMX

Insurance

Reinsurers would be wise to broaden their horizons

Technology

EU plan for ‘digital single market’ should not cause concern in US

SINGAPORE

Competition

Financial advisory firms hauled up for pressurising iFAST Financial to remove offer

Legal services

Sector now faces mismatch in supply and demand

Technology

Avago to buy fellow chipmaker Broadcom in US$37 billion cash-and-stock deal

Tie-up may force Qualcomm to radically rethink own strategy

UK

Property

Small but perfectly formed one-bed house on the market for £495,000

Retail

Accounting policeman to scrutinise audits for food, drinks and retail sector

US

Autos

Fiat Chrysler, Honda, BMW, Ford and Mitsubishi widen recalls of vehicles with Takata airbags

Mergers and acquisitions

Companies in nearly every major industry attempting record or near-record takeovers

Real estate

Late King of Pop’s former home for sale

Thursday
May282015

28 May 2015, Thursday

Airlines

AirAsia X reports sixth consecutive quarterly net loss

Airline optimistic of improvements starting from H2

Malaysia Airlines does not have enough jobs for staff

Employees will get what was promised under collective agreement

Competition

Malaysian Institute of Architects clarifies only arbitration scale of fees dismantled

Earnings

Dutch Lady hopes to maintain RM1 billion revenue for FY15

Malakoff’s Q1 profit soars on higher contribution from newly acquired Port Dickson Power

Oil and gas

Icon Offshore’s Q1 profit down 86%

Plantations

Genting Plantations sells RM1 billion of 10-year Sukuk

Q1 profit tumbles on lower palm prices and fresh fruit bunches yield

Property

Eco World launching first project in Penang mid-June

Hunza records huge leap in Q3 profit

Selangor Dredging expects FY16 to be satisfactory

Titijaya Land to build mixed-use development in Penang

Retail

Parkson’s Q3 results not a rosy picture

SE Asia’s first hilltop Premium Outlet Centre ready by Q4 2016

Telecommunications

U Mobile plans 1,000 4G LTE sites by end-2015, signs nine-year pact with TM

ASIA

Financing

InnoVen Capital India seeking to expand venture debt business across Asia

Real estate

Nomura REITs combining to become Japan’s biggest REIT

AUSTRALIA

Aviation

Authorities and search teams criticised over approach to finding MH370

Property

Impact of law of nuisance on landlord-tenant relationship

EUROPE

Autos

Lamborghini’s much-anticipated SUV will be built in Italy; new model to debut in 2018

Sport

Arrests of senior officials in dawn raid mark unprecedented blow against FIFA

Yesterday’s events may prove to be a watershed moment

Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Anheuser-Busch weighing up ‘risks of association’

SINGAPORE

Competition

Denka Performance Elastomer cleared to buy du Pont’s chloroprene rubber business

Healthcare

GIC acquires undisclosed stake in Brazilian hospital chain Rede D’Or

Intellectual property

Marina Bay Sands bar must stop using Ku De Ta name; decision caps five-year legal battle

Real estate

Merger of GPS Alliance, MORE Property and Trillion Property underway

UK

Private equity

Aberdeen Asset boosts US presence

Retail

Tesco out of world’s brand premier league, overtaken by German discounter Aldi

US

Real estate

Home teardowns becoming common in suburbs

Technology

Snapchat wants to go public, timeframe unspecified

Can a 24-year-old with a few blunders lead a hot social start-up towards IPO?

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