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Thursday
Jun262014

26 June 2014, Thursday

Arbitration

KLRCA keen for Malaysia to be alternate centre for major cases

Aviation

Malaysian Airline System considering all options in effort to turn around

MAS not in talks with any other airline

Next search area for MH370 will be ‘refined’ rather than brand new

New transport minister makes plane’s disappearance his primary focus

Capital markets

Alliance IB advising educational materials publisher Sasbadi on proposed IPO

Earnings

Berjaya Land’s pre-tax profit rises

Insurance

AIA looking to go big into Gen Y market

Land

Court of Appeal dismisses developers’ appeal against order in favour of orang asli

Oil and gas

SapuraKencana looking for potential projects in new markets

Plantations

Boustead Plantations aims to expand planted area to 100,000 ha by 2017

Felda Global Ventures submitting bid for New Britain Palm Oil stake next month

Property

1MDB and Australia’s Lend Lease teaming up on TRX Lifestyle Quarter

KONE supplying 105 elevators and escalators to KL118 Tower

Takaful

MNRB Retakaful faces challenge of establishing stronger market presence, controlling expenses

ASIA

Airlines

Japan’s Rakuten prepares to enter LCC business with Malaysia’s AirAsia

AUSTRALIA

Competition

AGL Energy can proceed to buy NSW power assets of MacGen

Contract

Key differences between deeds and agreements

EUROPE

Airlines

Etihad takes up 49% stake in Alitalia; deal likely to be subject to contentious and onerous conditions

Autos

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman could be world’s most expensive sedan

SINGAPORE

Capital markets

IPO market having slowest start since H1 2012

Insurance

AXA Insurance Singapore profitable and strongly capitalised

Telecommunications

Lion City could finally have fourth telco

UK

Healthcare

Hospital operator Spire plans to raise £315 million in IPO

Islamic finance

Britain’s maiden Sukuk attracts £2 billion in orders

Islamic Bank of Britain expanding product range

US

Capital markets

Alibaba may tip the scales as biggest US IPO

Brokerage firm and chief barred from securities industry for allegedly running Ponzi scheme

Media

Supreme Court rules against Internet TV service Aereo; court sees it as similar to cable company

Ruling a triumph for broadcast companies

What cable still has that the Web can’t duplicate

Wednesday
Jun252014

25 June 2014, Wednesday

Arbitration

Shares of Malaysia Airports Holdings down despite winning award against Maldives

Autos

DRB-Hicom wins exclusive rights to sell Chrysler Jeeps

Aviation

Government to look into cost of klia2

New search area to locate missing Malaysia Airlines plane disclosed tomorrow

Search may move farther south in Indian Ocean

Pilot used personal flight simulator to practise journeys to Indian Ocean

Capital markets

Icon Offshore up 12% in market debut

Investment

Malaysia continues to lag behind neighbouring countries

Islamic finance

CIMB-Principal Islamic targets AUM to reach US$5 billion

Islamic Financial Services Board guidance on Sukuk by year-end

Plantations

Astral Asia set to triple land bank in Indonesia

Kulim planting 500 ha in central Kalimantan with oil palm trees in Q3

Real estate

Assessment rate hike for KL properties limited to 10% for residential, 25% for commercial premises

Stop-work order on massive reclamation project

Titijaya Land on lookout for more landbank

Aseana Properties disposes of 40% stake in Excellent Bonanza to MRCB

Kumpulan Wang Persaraan acquires controlling stake in third UK property

Technology

GrabTaxi app locked in race for market share in SE Asia with Uber and Easy Taxi

Trade

US imposing duties on steel pipes from Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam

ASIA

Health

Tobacco companies miss Indonesian deadline to put graphic health warnings on cigarette packs

Technology

Asia emerging as a key source of funding

AUSTRALIA

Energy

Miro Advisors to sell Talisman Energy’s stake in Laminaria-Corallina oil fields

Property

Lend Lease expects 45% profit boost after selling stake in UK’s Bluewater shopping centre

Smart developers changing the way they build

EUROPE

Competition

German publishers want Amazon investigated

Telecommunications

Data roaming charges slashed by more than half next month

SINGAPORE

Banks

DBS, OCBC and UOB must meet liquidity coverage ratio requirement by 2015

Metals

Singapore launches gold futures contract

UK

Media

Rupert Murdoch protégé faces uncertain future after high-profile trial

Brooks’ rise was unprecedented

Real estate

Breach of covenant needs to be serious to justify landlord in refusing consent to assignment

US

Airlines

British Airways sued for putting dentist on flight to Grenada, Caribbean instead of Granada, Spain

Banks

BNP Paribas relocating US sanctions compliance operations to New York

Insurance

Aetna explores sale of some of Coventry Health Care’s assets

Tuesday
Jun242014

24 June 2014, Tuesday

Aviation

MH370 remained in controlled flight for hours after contact was lost

Capital markets

Catcha Media to trade as Rev Asia from tomorrow

Constitutional law

Dismissal of church’s appeal will only serve to complicate matters

Missed opportunity to decide on important points of constitutional and administrative law

Dissenting judges' views

Earnings

Icon Offshore’s Q1 profit jumps sixfold

Economy

Public finances a source of concern

Healthcare

Association hopes for smooth implementation of Medical Device Regulations

Islamic finance

Bank Muamalat undertaking Sukuk of up to RM2 billion

Mining

Malaysians push anew for closure of Lynas facility

Oil and gas

Mubadala Petroleum finds substantial gas in Pegaga well

Real estate

AmFIRST REIT may add two more properties to investment portfolio

UDA-EPF-Eco World consortium to develop Bukit Bintang City Centre

IOI Properties preparing RM16 billion worth of new projects

Johor Baru is Hong Kong-based R&F’s priority for now

Y&G set to achieve sales target

Developers moving towards sustainable and eco-friendly concept

Retail

Aeon diversifying into furniture and electronics stores

ASIA

Insurance

Tokyo-based MS&AD seeks acquisitions in SE Asia

AUSTRALIA

Banks

Asian lenders a growing competitive threat in business lending

Employment

Issue of whether conduct is of a sexual nature is not always clear-cut

EUROPE

Antitrust

Investigators must decide on fine for Philips by early September

Autos

BMW-Brilliance China JV extended until 2028

Islamic finance

Luxembourg hopes to adopt Sukuk bill before summer

Mergers and acquisitions

Number of deals up for second consecutive quarter

SINGAPORE

Commodities

Japan’s Mitsubishi acquires 80% stake in Olam Grains Australia

Insurance

Munich Re unit Ergo acquires SHC Insurance

UK

Capital markets

Roadside assistance group AA’s shares slump despite fanfare

Oil and gas

Kentz agrees to £1 billion takeover by Canada’s SNC-Lavalin

US

Corporate governance

American Apparel CEO’s dismissal raises thorny questions about iconic — and notorious — leaders

Social media

Employees don’t have a licence to say anything they want on social media

Technology

New iPhones rounder and thinner than previous models

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

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