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Tuesday
Apr282015

28 April 2015, Tuesday

Banks

RHBCap appoints new CEO and MD wef May

Biotechnology

J-Biotech targeting RM500 million in investments, RM3 billion by 2020

Constitutional law

No necessity to set up constitutional court

Earnings

Higher profit for Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering

Tenaga Nasional’s Q2 profit surges on stronger electricity sales

Islamic capital market

RHBCap now Malaysia’s top Sukuk arranger

Oil and gas

Carimin Petroleum teams up with MidEast companies

Real estate

Johor Corp expected to list RM900 million I-REIT in Q3

Amanah Harta Tanah acquires commercial land in Negri Sembilan for RM240 million

Nod for Suria Capital on Jesselton Quay positive step for company’s future earnings

Sport

Malaysian shuttler free to go for gold at Rio Olympics

Telecommunications

Maxis and DiGi’s profits decline despite improvement at revenue level

BCorp’s conditional takeover offer for REDtone deemed ‘fair and reasonable’

Transport

Multibillion-dollar KL-Singapore HSR may only be ready in 2022

ASIA

Banks

Hong Kong watchdog would have to scale up regulatory operations if HSBC relocates HQ

Bank Internasional Indonesia revamps global banking

Oil and gas

PetroChina’s Q1 profit plunges 82%

AUSTRALIA

Franchising

Not necessary for court to order franchise agreement was void or voidable

Judgment

Legal profession

Too few examples of Asian-Australian lawyers who have broken through ‘bamboo ceiling’

Real estate

Investors driving demand for homes in Sydney

EUROPE

Autos

Peugeot family meeting in June to iron out differences over future of stake in French carmaker

Aviation

Airbus CEO trying to breathe fresh life into A380 campaign

SINGAPORE

Corporate

INTRACO still a key part of republic’s economic history

Real estate

149 sq m executive maisonette in Bishan sold for S$1 million

UK

Banks

Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and RBS face another £19 billion of charges relating to past misconduct

Wealth

Ukrainian tops UK rich list; queen not among 300 wealthiest for first time

US

Antitrust

Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron abort plans to merge

Capital markets

14 IPOs scheduled to price over next two weeks

Mergers and acquisitions

French IT services company Capgemini to buy IGATE for US$4 billion cash

Technology

iPhone still the engine behind Apple’s phenomenal success

Monday
Apr272015

27 April 2015, Monday

Airlines

New CEO of Malaysia Airlines needs to rejig route network strategy, revamp marketing

Autos

Perodua sees strong demand for current models

Honda overtakes Toyota

Banks

Reorganisation of RHB Cap comes at opportune time

Manufacturing

Top Glove looking to expand via M&As

Mergers and acquisitions

Willowglen looking to purchase majority and controlling stake in global company

Oil and gas

Speculated Dayang takeover of Perdana Petroleum will mark beginning of consolidation

Property

QL Resources poised to emerge as substantial shareholder in Sunsuria

Malton secures RM703 million contract for Pavilion Damansara Heights project

Retail

Retail Group Malaysia to revise projected retail sales growth rate downwards for second time

Design Village in Batu Kawan, Penang on track for Christmas 2016 opening

Takaful

Swiss Re in talks to set up market retakaful pool

Water services

Salcon tendering for RM2 billion worth of new projects

ASIA

Airlines

Cathay Pacific may have returned to long-term steady profit delivery for shareholders

Islamic finance

Indonesia can benefit from development of global Islamic finance to boost Shariah industries

AUSTRALIA

Tax

BHP Billiton contesting A$522 million in Australian tax bills on Singapore marketing operations

Technology

Sports reporter fired over inappropriate and disrespectful tweets

Telecommunications

M2 Group proposes to buy rival iiNet for A$1.6 billion, topping bid from TPG Telecom

EUROPE

Autos

VW faces slim profits, dwindling market share in US and an organisation that is bloated and inefficient

Banks

Deutsche Bank’s Q1 profits halved after record fine

SINGAPORE

Banks

DBS Q1 profit beats analysts’ forecasts

New guidelines for financial institutions to guard against money laundering and terrorist financing

Healthcare

Raffles Medical’s Q1 profit up 2.9%

UK

Banks

HSBC may spin off UK retail bank, reviewing domicile

First time bank has formally considered moving since 2010

Employment

Bus driver dismissed following failed drug test awarded £84,000 in damages

Oil and gas

BP should remain a British industrial champion

US

Investment

Wall Street watching to see if new Pimco CEO can turn around company’s flagging fortunes

Pharmaceuticals

AstraZeneca hopes to accelerate blood cancer drug’s path to market via Celgene collaboration

Friday
Apr242015

24 April 2015, Friday

Administrative law

Former cadet officer seeks certiorari order to quash varsity’s decision to terminate her studies

Airlines

Downsizing at Malaysia Airlines inevitable if new national carrier is to be sustainable

Capital markets

Malakoff closing institutional tranche of IPO today

Contract

Ex-wife of late deputy PM files RM1 million suit for breach of agreement in land ownership

Corporate governance

PKF Covenant reviewing Scanwolf’s operations

Economy

Bank Negara Malaysia governor sees no need for interest-rate cut

Energy

Edra Global Energy may bring in new promoter to lead listing exercise

Islamic finance

Islamic investment option for EPF contributors by 2017

Property

EcoWorld Development targeting to list SPAC in H2

RM4 billion sales target for FY16

Tropicana to build 10-acre international school campus in Kota Kemuning

Ireka focuses on expanding property segment

Mah Sing building up war chest in preparation for bigger things

ASIA

Antitrust

Mercedes-Benz China fined 350 million renminbi

Aviation

Automaker Honda Motor unveils light business jet

Sales of HondaJet in Asia years away

Gaming

Macau’s casino and resort industry must change to survive Chinese crackdown

Islamic capital market

Dollar Sukuk issued by Indonesia outperforming those of Malaysia

AUSTRALIA

Mining

Lynas records first-ever month of positive free cash flow

Real estate

Morgan Stanley’s sale of Investa Property Group attracts more than 20 bids

EUROPE

Competition

LG Display cannot escape €210 million fine

Oil and gas

Technip expects sector slowdown to be prolonged and harsh

SINGAPORE

Gaming

Marina Bay Sands continues to be a resilient business

Insurance

Great Eastern’s Q1 earnings fall on absence of one-off gain

UK

Employment

High Court restricts extent of collective bargaining rights for unions

Insolvency

Fraudulent directors cannot attribute unlawful conduct to company to escape liability

Property

Four-year battle for control of London’s Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught ends

US

Banks

Deutsche Bank pays heavy price for Libor manipulation

Technology

Nasdaq OMX settles lawsuit involving bungling of Facebook’s US$16 billion IPO

Nasdaq Composite closes at all-time high

Google keeps costs under control

Pentagon takes new approach to charm Silicon Valley start-ups

Thursday
Apr232015

23 April 2015, Thursday

Autos

Q1 sales of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia up 13%

Banks

AMMB giving priority to local candidates in search for new AmBank MD

Capital markets

Bursa Malaysia expects a challenging year

Former CEO of Inix Technologies sentenced to 45 months in jail

Investment

Private investment set to slow, especially in property and O&G sectors

Islamic capital market

Bank Islam issues first Sukuk tranche under RM1 billion Sukuk Murabahah

Oil and gas

Icon Offshore’s CEO, COO assisting in MACC investigations

Coastal Contracts sells jack-up drilling rig for RM807 million

Property

Iskandar Waterfront City to acquire freehold land in Johor Baru for proposed mixed development

MRCB disposes of entire stake in Nu Sentral to Pelaburan Hartanah

AmProp acquiring 62 apartment units in mixed-use building in Japan

Takaful

Malaysian Re gets BNM nod for general and family retakaful business

Tax

Service charge stays

ASIA

Aviation

Nervous flyers latest problem for Thailand

Banks

Japan’s Daiwa Securities resumes expansion in region

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi first foreign lender to operate in Myanmar for decades

Capital markets

UBS, Temasek and BNP Paribas eyeing stake in Postal Savings Bank of China

AUSTRALIA

Banks

ANZ reattempts to sell 39% stake in Bank Panin Indonesia; may draw interest from Mizuho

Real estate

Tighter safeguards needed against money laundering in nation’s booming property market

EUROPE

Antitrust

Russian gas giant Gazprom charged with abusing dominant position in Europe

Gazprom might have little choice but to deal with European Commission in Brussels

Autos

Volvo CEO replaced with top executive at rival truckmaker Scania

Banks

Deutsche Bank setting aside €1.5 billion for litigation costs

SINGAPORE

Capital markets

Singapore Exchange’s profit up 16%

Employment

Procter & Gamble rated most attractive employer

UK

Banks

Ex-director of GCHQ helping StanChart crack down on financial crime

Financial services

DST Global, BlackRock and Temasek among new investors in Funding Circle

Mergers and acquisitions

London Stock Exchange Group may strike deal with major Western exchange within two years

US

Beverages

Things are looking up for Coca-Cola

Gaming

Las Vegas Sands’ Q1 results down on betting decline in Macau and Singapore

Restaurants

McDonald’s Q1 profit misses estimates

US market remains especially difficult for burger chain

Technology

Facebook misses analysts’ sales estimates for first time since 2012

Google partners with Sprint and T-Mobile in bid to shake up wireless industry

Wednesday
Apr222015

22 April 2015, Wednesday

Administrative law

Kindergarten teacher granted leave to challenge Court of Appeal ruling

Airlines

Nufam president suing Malaysia Airlines over dismissal

Beverages

Yee Lee sole distributor of Red Bull energy drinks in Malaysia from August

Economy

Minister says Malaysia in good shape

Employment

Teacher sacked for protesting against assessment system

Oil and gas

Petronas looking for cost savings with commissioning of maiden floating LNG facility

PetChem undertaking two-pronged strategy

Property

IJM Land, Perennial Real Estate team up for mixed-use development in Penang

Matrix Concepts acquiring 5.8 acres in Selangor for RM95 million

Retirement planning

Current contribution rate for Employees Provident Fund sufficient

Contributors assured their money won’t be used for government bailouts

ASIA

Capital markets

China switching to ‘registration system’ for IPOs

Real estate

Luxury home sales booming in Hong Kong, despite efforts to stop market overheating

AUSTRALIA

Competition

Watchdog’s decision on Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal by July

Property

Blackstone, Brookfield eyeing A$9 billion of Australian real estate being sold by Investa Property

Singapore’s Far East Organization to start construction on first property development in Australia

CANADA

Mergers and acquisitions

China could be an answer to circus troupe Cirque du Soleil’s midlife ennui

Technology

BlackBerry acquiring privately-held WatchDox in bid to boost security offerings

SINGAPORE

Banks

Moving HQ to Singapore logical for StanChart

Commodities

Noble Group barred from Platts’ trading process

Noble’s financial reports more transparent from May

If Noble’s finances were so clear, questioning them would have gained no traction

Gaming

Resorts World Singapore will be more stringent when extending credit terms to high rollers

UK

Banks

Bank of America Merrill Lynch latest Wall Street institution to be fined

Employment

Goldman Sachs reaches out-of-court settlement with female VP

Financial markets

Futures trader arrested, faces extradition to US for alleged role in ‘flash crash’

Charges will test US prosecutors’ ability to win big market manipulation case

Human rights

Relatives of ‘Batang Kali massacre’ victims to argue for public inquiry

Oil and gas

Britain proving to be tough environment for Petrofac

Retail

Once-dominant Tesco expected to report biggest loss in British history

Tesco may be in more trouble

US

Insurance

Insurers shifting investments into PE firms, real estate deals and hedge funds

Jewellery

‘Perfect’ diamond sold for US$22 million

Oil and gas

ConocoPhillips exploring sale of North Sea assets in Norway

Technology

Yahoo’s Q1 disappoints; advisers evaluating options for stake in Yahoo Japan

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