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Tuesday
Dec162014

16 December 2014, Tuesday

Airlines

Jentayu Danaraksa proposes ‘premium economy’ airline

AirAsia X confident will return to the black in Q4

AirAsia X places firm order for 55 Airbus A330neo passenger jets

Capital markets

Supermax CEO charged with insider trading of APL Industries shares

Charges not related to glovemaker

Goldis selling 30 million shares in IGB REIT

Malakoff may sell RM5 billion worth of shares for proposed IPO

Earnings

George Kent’s Q3 profit up 2%

Jeweller Poh Kong’s Q1 earnings down despite higher revenue

Healthcare

Cost of private healthcare 5% higher from April 2015

Media

Radio station BFM fined RM10k for interview with Iranian-American Muslim scholar

Property

Felda buys second hotel in London for £60 million

Technology

Kronologi Asia seeks local partner for EDM managed services business

ASIA

Airlines

Singapore Airlines-Tata JV, Vistara, cleared for takeoff

Technology

Xiaomi booked 347.5 million yuan in net profit last year

2015 true test of whether Xiaomi can continue rise beyond China

AUSTRALIA

Banks

National Australia Bank retreats further from UK market

Intellectual property

Departing employees cannot take materials created for employer or confidential info

EUROPE

Antitrust

Holcim-Lafarge deal approved, subject to sale of overlapping operations

Extensive probe into Mondelez-D E Master Blenders 1753 plan to combine coffee businesses

Insurance

New rules could spur takeovers and consolidation in 2015

Telecommunications

Deutsche Telekom expects to complete negotiations over sale of EE to BT in Q1 2015

SINGAPORE

Infrastructure

Yoma Strategic obtains Asian Development Bank loan for infrastructure projects in Myanmar

Property

CityDev looking to raise US$1 billion to fund global expansion

UK

Banks

Lloyds revives 42-year-old brand

Financial services

Former Blackrock MD banned for life from any senior role in industry

Mergers and acquisitions

BGC Partners strikes deal to buy UK assets of rival RP Martin

Telecommunications

BT in exclusive talks to acquire EE for £12.5 billion

Real surprise would be return of big cross-border deal

US

Gaming

New York state awarding first commercial casino licences this week

Mergers and acquisitions

Singapore-based Olam buying Archer Daniels Midland’s cocoa business

Monday
Dec152014

15 December 2014, Monday

Airlines

Trading of Malaysian Airline System shares suspended from today

Jentayu Danaraksa’s plan to ‘rehabilitate’ MAS includes sale and leaseback of aircraft being used

Authorities rebuffed Inmarsat's findings on MH370

Banks

AMMB founder and chairman may have to sell 12.97% stake

UOB to increase wholesale bank business revenue by 15% in next two years

Alliance Bank Malaysia’s new CEO from January

Capital markets

First F&B SPAC Red Sena plans to raise RM400 million from IPO

Fallout from global slump in oil prices roils capital markets

Malayan United Industries sells 69% stake in Pan Malaysia for RM77 million cash

Insurance

Insurance and Takaful sector should remain stable in 2015

Logistics

Tiong Nam looks to Vietnam and Myanmar for growth

Property

UEM-led consortium among six possible bidders for KL118 Tower (Warisan Merdeka) project

Titijaya founder determined to make company one of country’s leading developers

AUSTRALIA

Aviation

Search for MH370 in priority zone could finish in May

Mergers and acquisitions

Herbert Smith Freehills’ top 10 predictions for coming year; review of 2014

EUROPE

Aviation

Poland not only country in Europe to have built airports that struggle to attract flights

Oil and gas

Technip walks away from bid to buy French seismic surveyor CGG

Spain’s Repsol hopes to strike deal with Canada’s Talisman before Christmas

SINGAPORE

Banks

Private banking arm of OCBC back on track to post double-digit growth

Earnings

ISEC Healthcare’s Q3 earnings down 71%

UK

Oil and gas

Insolvencies among UK companies treble, £55 billion of further oil projects may be under threat

Property

Market cooling down

US

Media

Fitch Ratings will be majority-owned subsidiary of privately held Hearst

Real estate

Allianz-Manulife Financial JV to invest US$1 billion in US commercial real estate

Tobacco

Proposed Reynolds American-Lorillard merger up for shareholder votes next month

Friday
Dec122014

12 December 2014, Friday

Agriculture

FGV partnering with Shenzhen Agricultural Products in new foray into China

Aviation

Investigators seeking wreckage of MH370 widen search area

Independent committee to probe safety issues at klia2

Banks

Bank Negara Malaysia’s appeal against acquittal of former Sime Bank CEO will be heard in January

Capital markets

Last chance to own shares of Malaysian Airline System

Earnings

Astro Malaysia’s Q3 profit down 8%

Islamic finance

1MDB Sukuk postponed to 2015

Oil and gas

Petronas reviewing projects in bid to cut costs

Ready to divest assets in Mauritania and Cameroon if growth prospects limited

Final investment decision for Canadian gas project in Q1 2015

Property

IOI never intended to manage Taipei Financial Center Corp

Eight bids received for Kwasa Land’s Project R3-2

Some apartment dwellers will pay more for management fees due to loophole in GST Act

Tort

Five ex-ISA detainees awarded damages of more than RM4.5 million

ASIA

Technology

Uber-trendy Gangnam making a name as bustling centre for start-ups

Telecommunications

Indonesia’s Telkom taking the lead in US$24 billion broadband plan

AUSTRALIA

Construction

Leighton’s John Holland unit sold for A$1 billion

Real estate

Crown Resorts expands Melbourne presence

CANADA

Competition

Competition Bureau investigates Apple’s Canadian arm

Tobacco

Lawsuit against Imperial Tobacco; Rothmans, Benson & Hedges and JTI-Macdonald ends after three years of testimony

GLOBAL

Pharmaceuticals

2015 seen as transitional year for pharma companies

Telecommunications

Telcos using analytics tools only scratching tip of iceberg

SINGAPORE

Competition

Nippon Express, “K” Line Logistics among 10 freight forwarders fined for price-fixing

CCS statement

Graft

Bribery and fraud charges filed against former executives at ST Engineering

UK

Autos

Aston Martin looking to raise more than £100 million to expand range

Contract

Consumer entitled both to change his mind and reclaim £1,000 deposit

Employment

12 significant cases of 2014

Telecommunications

BT expected to choose between O2 and EE by early next week

US

Antitrust

Conditional approval for German auto supplier Continental to buy Veyance Technologies

Intellectual property

Nike claims former designers stole commercial secrets and made off for Adidas

Oil and gas

Price of oil below US$60 for first time since July 2009

Thursday
Dec112014

11 December 2014, Thursday

Banks

Employees Provident Fund cannot vote in proposed mega merger

Capital markets

Selldown trend seen as temporary

Islamic finance

Sukuk investors designing winning strategies ahead of GST

Oil and gas

Petronas and Argentina’s YPF sign US$550 million deal

Industry players should take plunging oil prices as wake-up call

Property

French Embassy-owned land in Jalan Ampang could fetch RM700 million

Sport

Malaysia absent from US$1 million Super Series Masters Finals for first time

Telecommunications

Green Packet expanding footprint to Middle East and Africa

Tort

Utusan Malaysia to pay RM250k in damages for defaming DAP parliamentary leader

Former MCA chairman faces RM50 million defamation suit

Utilities

Tenaga Nasional seeks deals with power plant operators in Mindanao

ASIA

Airlines

Korean Air VP resigns from some divisions after uproar

Capital markets

Taiwan Stock Exchange will begin cross-trading with Singapore and Japan in 2015

Insurance

Indian panel recommends 49% cap on foreign investment in insurance JVs

Islamic finance

Hong Kong trying to maintain momentum towards becoming Islamic finance hub

AUSTRALIA

Airlines

Singapore Airlines passenger could not claim damages for psychological injuries caused on flight

Employment

ANZ within rights to sack NSW head in 2012 for gross misconduct

Insolvency

Power of receivers to administer trust property under a debenture

EUROPE

Autos

Supercar maker Ferrari may move fiscal residence outside Italy

Mergers and acquisitions

Fosun set to sweeten offer for Club Méditerranée to outbid Italian tycoon

GLOBAL

Aviation

Airlines set to report record profits in 2015

Oil and gas

OPEC cuts forecast for growth in global demand on weaker outlook for Europe and Asia

SINGAPORE

Earnings

Textbook retailer and property owner Popular back in the black

Intellectual property

NY-based Time Inc fails in bid to invalidate Singapore trademark of Fortune Times

Property

26-storey building off Orchard Road up for sale

Telecommunications

NetLink Trust fined for third time in two years

UK

Employment

Paranoid schizophrenic fairly dismissed for gross misconduct

Financial services

Firm of accountants owed no duty of care to individual investor who had financed management buyout

Financial Conduct Authority chastised in damning report

Top executives’ bonuses could be docked for second consecutive year

Oil and gas

BP plans US$1 billion restructuring across global operations

US

Antitrust

Apple goes on the offensive with own witnesses

Employment

Workers not entitled to compensation for time spent undergoing security checks

Wednesday
Dec102014

10 December 2014, Wednesday

Aviation

AirAsia X ‘furiously’ cutting costs; will return to new routes in 2016

What are Khazanah Nasional’s plans for Penerbangan Malaysia?

Reconstruction of Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in July to take months

Capital markets

Remisier charged with insider trading

Economy

Economists trimming GDP estimates next year

Education

Higher education blueprint 2015-25 to have 10 core thrusts

Human rights

Country cannot neglect human rights if it hopes to achieve developed nation status by 2020

Need for accountability rises as Putrajaya assumes seat at UN Security Council

Oil and gas

Expect greater things from Reach Energy

SapuraKencana’s Q3 profit

Plantations

Felda Global Ventures increasing biodiesel output over next two years

Property

Bright future for MRCB’s latest project in Kwasa Damansara

Noble Perspective buys AmanahRaya REIT’s warehouse complex in Port Klang

Technology

Khazanah Nasional aborts plan to sell majority stake in SilTerra to China party

Telecommunications

REDtone unit awarded RM88 million job by MCMC

ASIA

Media

DreamWorks Animation SKG launching family TV channel

Oil and gas

Indonesia could be world’s biggest oil importer by 2019

Retail

Hong Kong shop rents set for worst year since GFC

AUSTRALIA

Oil and gas

BG Group offloads LNG pipeline in Queensland to APA Group

CANADA

Competition

Viability of tort claims based on breaches of Competition Act remains an open question

Oil and gas

Talisman Energy in talks with various parties, but no deals yet

EUROPE

Autos

Surprise changes to top management at BMW, VW

Intellectual property

Sweden’s Pirate Bay goes down after police raid

GLOBAL

Tax

Walt Disney, Koch Industries implicated in ‘LuxLeaks’ scandal

Transport

Ride-sharing service Uber hits roadblocks on path to global domination

SINGAPORE

Mergers and acquisitions

Singapore firms have bought close to US$59 billion in assets both locally and overseas

Tax

Singapore, US finalise information-sharing agreement

Technology

UBS turns to Sqreem for help in delivering personalised advice to the wealthy

UK

Property

New Scotland Yard sold for £370 million

Retail

Once pre-eminent supermarkets group Tesco continues to lose out to Aldi and Lidl

Analysts’ opinions on prospects for UK’s biggest retailer

Senior managers told they have no right to appeal over departures

Tesco’s troubles show model of supermarkets as an extractive industry has failed

US

Banks

Current fortunes of boutique investment banks a decided contrast from 20 years ago

Authorities investigating whether StanChart breached sanctions rules beyond 2007

Earnings

Doughnut chain Krispy Kreme’s Q3 earnings up 20%

Media

Bloomberg LP names new editorial czar

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