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Monday
Jun232014

23 June 2014, Monday

Aviation

New search area for missing MH370 to be announced Wednesday

Check-in system at klia2 may be reviewed next year

Flyjet still awaiting licence to operate private jet service out of Subang

Constitutional law

Catholic Church’s The Herald denied leave to appeal ban on use of ‘Allah’

Employment

Specialised Industrial Appeals Court necessary

Energy

Ball back in Energy Commission’s court on status of Project 4A

Financial services

Leading players in money services businesses ooze optimism

Gaming

Genting and Genting Singapore’s IDRs affirmed

Healthcare

Apex on a stronger footing

IHH expansion will focus on India, China, Europe and MENA region

Qualitas Medical plans RM1 billion IPO by early 2015

Human rights

Malaysia, Thailand among countries doing the least to fight human trafficking

Malaysia chapter

Information used in preparation of report flawed, inaccurate

Suhakam concerned Malaysia’s efforts not sufficient in prosecution, protection and prevention

Insurance

MAA caught between Bursa Malaysia’s PN17 rules and Islamic Financial Services Act 2013

Pacific & Orient’s IFS rating affirmed at ‘BBB+’

Oil and gas

Petronas CEO continues to fight for national oil company’s independence and interests

Reach Energy expects to complete flotation exercise by Q3

Plantation

Tanah Makmur launching prospectus on Thursday

Property

Proposed mega re-development of Kampung Baru will be undertaken wholly via private financing

Country Heights on lookout for construction company

Eco World tipped to win redevelopment project of Pudu Jail land in Kuala Lumpur

Settlement reached over ownership of RM3 billion PJ Sentral mixed-development project

Takaful

Takaful Malaysia gearing up for more competition

AUSTRALIA

Gaming

Echo Entertainment teams up with Chow Tai Fook, Far East on new Brisbane casino

Intellectual property

Federal Court makes first award of ‘additional damages’ for trademark infringement

EUROPE

Antitrust

No end in sight to Google’s problems in Europe

Energy

France wins option to buy 20% of Alstom in 11th-hour deal

SINGAPORE

Capital markets

GIC-backed Luye Pharma and existing owners seek US$764 million from Hong Kong IPO

Real estate

Frasers Centrepoint looking to raise S$365 million by listing hospitality REIT

UK

Airlines

British Airways faces threat of renewed strikes

Capital markets

Online rail booking system Trainline looking to list

US

Banks

BNP Paribas likely to pay US$8 billion to US$9 billion over violations of sanctions

Management

American Apparel’s ousted founder fights back against firing

Friday
Jun202014

20 June 2014, Friday

Autos

Perodua’s energy-efficient vehicle out in H2

UMW Holdings allocates more for capex

Aviation

Dutch engineers mapping unchartered area of Indian Ocean in search for MH370

Malaysian Airline System not ceasing operations yet

Banks

NFCorp’s suit against Public Bank to go to trial

Capital markets

Infortech Alliance to trade as JAG from Monday

Finance

Cagamas issuing RM20 billion in commercial paper and Sukuk to refinance existing debt

Healthcare

KPJ adding more new hospitals to its stable

Investment

Deutsche Bank, Maybank working on 1MDB’s IPO of power assets

Legislation

Moves to amend Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia Act 1995 put spotlight on Putrajaya’s role

Second reading of Cooperative Commission of Malaysia (Amendment) Bill 2014 postponed

Media

Astro launching country’s first home shopping channel in final quarter

Mergers and acquisitions

Khazanah Nasional finalising sale of SilTerra stake

Oil and gas

Dagang Nexchange ventures into O&G

Perisai Petroleum Teknologi expects better H2

SapuraKencana Petroleum’s Q1 profit up five-fold

Plantations

FGV, Sime Darby, Kuala Lumpur Kepong and IOI eyeing major stake in New Britain Palm Oil

Property

SP Setia unit building integrated institute in Setia Alam in exchange for Bangsar land

GLCs encouraged to pioneer BTS 10:90 concept

ASIA

Gaming

Genting Singapore’s Resorts World Jeju expected to break ground in Q3

Healthcare

TPG Capital, Carlyle planning to raise A$2.5 billion in IPO of shares in Australia’s Healthscope

Real estate

Industry poses biggest near-term risk to growth in China’s economy

Downturn may be short lived

AUSTRALIA

Insurance

IAG to take control of Wesfarmers’ insurance underwriting business by end-June

Retail

Westfield secures enough shareholder support for A$70 billion restructure

SINGAPORE

Investment

Chandler Corp betting on O&G in far-flung locales

Real estate

Royal Group unfazed by competition even as supply of hotel rooms continues to expand

UK

Banks

Lloyds increases number of TSB shares it is selling

Manufacturing

Aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce will return £1 billion to shareholders

US

Intellectual property

Software based on abstract idea is not patentable

Supreme Court decision

Management

Hipster clothing brand American Apparel fires founder after four-month investigation

Real estate

E&Y HQ sold for US$1.5 billion, 17% more than what AVR paid in 2007

26-storey building on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue sold for US$595 million

Technology

Oracle’s Q4 profit and sales fall short of analysts’ estimates

Thursday
Jun192014

19 June 2014, Thursday

Aviation

New search area for missing Malaysia Airlines jet announced by end-June

Independent experts believe they know approximate location of missing MH370

Capital markets

Malaysian Airline System sees steepest gain since May 2013

Corporate governance

Public listed companies continue to rank among top scorers in Asean scorecard

Education

Malaysian universities still not on par with others in Asia

Energy

YTL Power withdraws from Project 4A

Infrastructure

Taliworks exploring M&As, new highway proposals

Insurance

MCIS Zurich Insurance now known as MCIS Insurance

Islamic finance

SocGen to decide on size of first Sukuk issuance within days

Legislation

Central bank governor wrongly included as member of IRB’s proposed investment panel

Plantations

Papua New Guinea revokes land titles awarded to Kuala Lumpur Kepong

Property

Details of Ho Hup and Malton’s ‘Pavilion 2’ in Bukit Jalil out by Q3

Glomac reports higher net profit

Golsta Synergy diversifying into property market

New owner gearing up for Quill City Mall opening

Sunsuria scraps plan to buy land linked to executive chairman and major shareholder

Shipping

Westports shares rise on news of China sinking of P3 alliance

Tort

Mkini Dotcom and editors told to file defence against PM’s defamation suit

ASIA

Banks

JBIC ready to support Mitsubishi Heavy-Siemens bid for France’s Alstom

Investment

China Investment Corporation accused of mismanagement, dereliction of duty

Private equity

Sizeable buyout targets still rare in Asia

Telecommunications

Thai auction of 4G mobile licences temporarily suspended

AUSTRALIA

Airlines

Legal action against Jetstar, Virgin Australia for misleading and deceptive conduct over airfares

Environment

Australia gets another year to clean up its act on Great Barrier Reef

EUROPE

Energy

General Electric submitting improved offer for energy arm of Alstom today

Financial markets

Euronext’s IPO fully subscribed with good demand

SINGAPORE

Airlines

Loss-making Tigerair Mandala to cease operations from July

Plantations

Halcyon Agri in talks to buy rubber processing plants in Indonesia

UK

Financial services

Markit raises US$1 billion in US IPO after selling increased number of shares

Sport

No tax relief for McLaren’s £32 million fine paid after 2007 spying controversy

US

Oil and gas

Shell first industry major to use master limited partnership structure to monetise assets

Property

Long Island mansion used for Tom Hanks’ ‘The Money Pit’ on market for US$12.5 million

Wednesday
Jun182014

18 June 2014, Wednesday

Autos

MBM Resources, SAIC Motor in talks to revive MG brand

Civil procedure

Kian Joo’s liquidators must provide grounds to withdraw contempt of court charges against lawyer V K Lingam

Earnings

BToto’s Q4 profit down 8%

Gaming

Analysts sceptical of Berjaya founder’s ability to secure new casino licence

Insurance

All you need to know about life insurance

Investment

InvestKL unfazed by delay in rollout of Tun Razak Exchange

Islamic banking and finance

Maybank Islamic optimistic of growth up to 12%

RHB Asset Management plans Islamic funds across Asia

Legal services

Foreign firms allowed to set up here and form JVs with domestic firms

Manufacturing

Top Glove may reduce prices if glove supply exceeds demand

Property

Emkay targets RM1 billion in sales

Developers drawn to sleepy Semenyih

Technology

MDeC’s pursuit of quality growth will mean fewer investments and jobs

ASIA

Islamic finance

Hong Kong making little headway

Real estate

Citigroup pays record HK$5 billion for new HQ

Shipping

China sinks proposed P3 alliance

AUSTRALIA

Banks

Ratings of ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, NAB and Westpac affirmed

Employment

Employees’ conduct warranted dismissal

Intellectual property

The fine line between protecting your rights and overstepping mark

EUROPE

Antitrust

Carphone Warehouse-Dixons merger likely to secure unconditional approval

Energy

France expects better offers from GE and Siemens for Alstom

SINGAPORE

Capital markets

Russia’s Gazprom lists on Singapore Exchange

Employment

Singapore employees among Asia Pacific’s least satisfied

Personal finance

Pawnbrokers proliferating across Singapore

UK

Intellectual property

YouView brand infringes ‘YourView’ trademark

Islamic finance

Exclusion of all six Islamic banks could reduce impact of maiden Sukuk

Sport

Wimbledon tennis tournament working to extend digital reach into emerging markets

US

Antitrust

Apple settles e-book case

Bankruptcy

Failed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox gets nod to begin Chapter 15 proceedings

Mergers and acquisitions

Tax benefits greasing the wheels for rise in mergers by US companies

Technology

Oracle in talks to buy Micros Systems for more than US$5 billion

Tobacco

E-cigarettes getting powerful new backers

Tuesday
Jun172014

17 June 2014,Tuesday

Auditor General’s Report 2013 Series 2

Public Works Ministry first to be hauled up on poor management of projects

Felda flouted own rules in 160 procurement projects from 2010-12

RTM entered into RM111 million worth of deals without formal contracts

Land Public Transport Commission failed to collect RM868,798 in compounds

Management of halal certification by Selangor Islamic Religious Department unsatisfactory

Aviation

Search for missing MH370 yet to target most likely crash site, says Inmarsat

Employment

Former staff of Companies Commission of Malaysia challenge sacking, dispute demotion

Energy

Sime Darby Energy sells two power plants to Thai power producer B.Grimm Power

Tenaga Nasional distances itself from controversial Project 4A

Gaming

Berjaya founder wants to revive casino plan in Pahang

Insurance

AIA focusing on Takaful business in H2

Investment

Iskandar Malaysia sets ambitious goal

Legislation

Controversial Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (Amendment) Bill 2014 deferred

Oil and gas

SapuraKencana Petroleum’s drilling subsidiaries awarded new contracts

UMW Oil & Gas’ overseas revenue to overtake contribution from local operations

Plantation

Felda Global Ventures plans to meet global sustainability standards by 2017

Tort

August date for mediation of NFCorp chairman’s suit against Lembah Pantai MP

New substantial shareholder of Harvest Court filing lawsuit against company and board of directors

ASIA

Legal services

Malaysia’s Zul Rafique & Partners and Indonesia’s Bahar & Partners form new entity in Brunei

Wealth management

Wealthy Asians prefer smaller asset managers to look after their money

AUSTRALIA

Employment

Restaurant operators fined for paying teenage employees in pizza and soft drink instead of wages

Oil and gas

Shell cuts stake in Woodside Petroleum to less than 5%

Longest corporate divorce in Australian history

EUROPE

Energy

Siemens-Mitsubishi Heavy challenge General Electric’s bid for Alstom

Details of the competing proposals

Insurance

ING seeks £1.5 billion in IPO of European insurance unit

SINGAPORE

Arbitration

SIMC, SICC will meet growing demand for neutral venues

Insurance

Accident victim who rejected insurer’s offer of S$250,000 gets S$720,000

Land law

S$5,000 loan deal with 792% interest rate quashed

UK

Capital markets

Eastern Europe’s Wizz Air scraps plans for IPO in London

Insurance

RSA looking to sell Asian operations

US

Hedge funds

Paradigm Capital first investment fund to be fined for retaliating against whistle-blowing employee

Intellectual property

Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain

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