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Malaysia's Taliworks sets sights on US, Aussie matured assets

PETALING JAYA: Taliworks Corp Bhd, fresh after the takeover of the New North Klang Straits Bypass Expressway (NNKSB), is looking at acquiring mature infrastructure assets in developed countries.

File picture shows Shin Yang’s container vessel making a call at Northport. The group’s 18 container vessels transported 70,738 TEUs in FY2014, which was a 22.9 increase from 57,526 TEUs in FY13.

Shin Yang sees boost in earnings, benefits from bunker fuel price drop

KUCHING: Shin Yang Shipping Corp Bhd, which owns and operates a fleet of 297 vessels serving domestic and international routes, will see a boost to its bottom line if the current low bunker fuel price stays.

Besides the usual stocks, bonds and cash, what else can you invest in?

I HAVE often met seminar participants who asked me about investing into alternative investments other than traditional assets classes of stocks, bonds and cash.

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AirAsia faces biggest crisis as jet goes missing

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia was built up from two planes in 2001 to an airline industry titan that operates more than 180 jets in just over a decade but now faces its biggest ever challenge.

29 December 2014 | 6:39AM |

Airlines

2014, one of aviation industry's deadliest years

LONDON: The loss of Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 would cap one of the deadliest years in civil aviation for almost a decade - yet experts say the industry’s underlying safety record is improving.

29 December 2014 | 10:40AM |

Airlines

Aviation stocks slide on missing AirAsia flight

KUALA LUMPUR: Aviation stocks linked to low-cost carrier AirAsia and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) fell in active trade on Monday after Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 went missing the previous day.

29 December 2014 | 10:10AM |

Airlines

Spot gold eased 0.2% to US$1,192.25 an ounce as of 0046 GMT on Monday, largely retaining Friday's 1.8% gain - Reuters Photo.

Gold retains sharp gains, SPDR holdings at 6-year low

SINGAPORE: Gold was trading near its highest in nearly a week on Monday, retaining sharp short-covering gains from the previous session, but the metal could be susceptible to losses given weak investor sentiment and a strong dollar.

29 December 2014 | 10:51AM |

Commodities

Construction workers stand on the structure of a building in Beijing. A top state think tank, the State Information Centre, is forecasting China's economy to grow around 7% in 2015 - AFP Photo.

China's economy to grow by 7% in 2015: think tank

SHANGHAI: Growth in China's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to slow to 7% next year from a forecast 7.3% this year, partly due to weakness in global economies, a top Chinese government think-tank said in a report published on Monday.

29 December 2014 | 10:33AM |

Economy

Asia follows Wall Street up in early trade Mon

TOKYO: Asian stocks tip-toed higher on Monday, following fresh gains on Wall Street, while the euro wallowed near 28-month lows versus the dollar on nervousness ahead of a vote in the Greek parliament that could result in snap elections.

29 December 2014 | 8:56AM |

Stocks

Spot gold eased 0.2% to US$1,192.25 an ounce as of 0046 GMT on Monday, largely retaining Friday's 1.8% gain - Reuters Photo.

Gold retains sharp gains, SPDR holdings at 6-year low

SINGAPORE: Gold was trading near its highest in nearly a week on Monday, retaining sharp short-covering gains from the previous session, but the metal could be susceptible to losses given weak investor sentiment and a strong dollar.

29 December 2014 | 10:51AM |

Commodities

2014, one of aviation industry's deadliest years

LONDON: The loss of Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 would cap one of the deadliest years in civil aviation for almost a decade - yet experts say the industry’s underlying safety record is improving.

29 December 2014 | 10:40AM |

Airlines

Construction workers stand on the structure of a building in Beijing. A top state think tank, the State Information Centre, is forecasting China's economy to grow around 7% in 2015 - AFP Photo.

China's economy to grow by 7% in 2015: think tank

SHANGHAI: Growth in China's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to slow to 7% next year from a forecast 7.3% this year, partly due to weakness in global economies, a top Chinese government think-tank said in a report published on Monday.

29 December 2014 | 10:33AM |

Economy

For Qualcomm, China settlement may be just the beginning

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING: The settlement of China's anti-trust probe into Qualcomm Inc is likely to intensify global scrutiny of the firm's highly profitable patent licensing business, and may even call into question its worldwide contracts with smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung.

29 December 2014 | 10:30AM |

Stocks

Aviation stocks slide on missing AirAsia flight

KUALA LUMPUR: Aviation stocks linked to low-cost carrier AirAsia and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) fell in active trade on Monday after Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 went missing the previous day.

29 December 2014 | 10:10AM |

Airlines

Affin Hwang maintains Buy on DiGi

KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Research has maintained its Buy call on DiGi with a target price of RM6.56, adding that DiGi remained its preferred sector pick, both for its growth and dividend element.

29 December 2014 | 9:37AM |

Analyst Reports

Sony's 'The Interview' makes US$18mil in opening weekend

Sony Pictures said "The Interview" has earned more than US$15 million in online sales and another US$2.8 million in theaters, an impressive return made possible by the publicity surrounding the cyberattack blamed on North Korea.

29 December 2014 | 9:32AM |

Stocks

Asia follows Wall Street up in early trade Mon

TOKYO: Asian stocks tip-toed higher on Monday, following fresh gains on Wall Street, while the euro wallowed near 28-month lows versus the dollar on nervousness ahead of a vote in the Greek parliament that could result in snap elections.

29 December 2014 | 8:56AM |

Stocks

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