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1MDB’s power woes

KUALA LUMPUR: The fate of the controversial 3B power plant project that was awarded to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) would be known next week. The project that was supposed to be commissioned in stages beginning Oct 1, 2018 is bogged down by delays and so far there has not been any news of its financing being firmed up.

Biodiesel programme in Malaysia and Indonesia key to CPO price stability

KUALA LUMPUR: The continuous implementation of the biodiesel programme in Malaysia and Indonesia would be the key to ensure price stability of crude palm oil (CPO) prices for this year.

Himmat strikes the gong at the launch of MIFF 2015 exhibition. With him are (from left) Tan, UBM Asia president/CEO Jime Essink and UBM Asean managing director M. Gandhi.

Weak ringgit expected to boost furniture industry

KUALA LUMPUR: The local furniture industry will receive a boost from a weaker ringgit, with exports to gain by more than 10%, according to Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) chairman Datuk Tan Chin Huat.

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Investigation of politicians sought in Brazil graft scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO: The inquiry into the biggest corruption scandal yet uncovered in Brazil entered an expansive new phase, as the attorney general formally requested the Supreme Court’s permission to open investigations against 54 people, most expected to be top political figures.

4 March 2015 | 3:27PM |

Oil and gas stocks hit by impairments and narrow margins

PETALING JAYA: The fall in oil prices was clearly felt by oil and gas (O&G) companies in the recent results season, where most had to provide for assets that were lower in value based on the latest outlook for the industry and narrowing margins.

3 March 2015 | 12:00AM |

Oil & Gas

Stronger earnings growth ahead for Westports

KUALA LUMPUR: Alliance DBS Research has initiated coverage of Westports Holdings Bhd -- the nation’s largest container port and controls 38% of Malaysia’s container traffic -- with a Buy and target price of RM3.85.

3 March 2015 | 11:40AM |

Analyst Reports

Taiwan kicks Alibaba out

TAIPEI: Taiwan has ordered Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to withdraw from the island within six months because the online retailer had violated investment rules required for a Chinese company, an economics ministry official said.

4 March 2015 | 12:00AM |

Alibaba

Investigation of politicians sought in Brazil graft scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO: The inquiry into the biggest corruption scandal yet uncovered in Brazil entered an expansive new phase, as the attorney general formally requested the Supreme Court’s permission to open investigations against 54 people, most expected to be top political figures.

4 March 2015 | 3:27PM |

Maybank IB: Banks to raise capital in 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Capital raising is one of the themes for 2015 for the banking sector, with RHB Capital, Hong Leong Bank and Hong Leong Financial Group (HLFG) coming to the market for equity injections, said Maybank IB Research.

4 March 2015 | 11:29AM |

Banking

China Feb HSBC services PMI up to 52.0 as orders improve

BEIJING: Activity in China's services sector grew modestly in February as new orders rose at their quickest pace in three months, a private survey showed just a few days after the central bank cut interest rates to stimulate the world's second-largest economy.

4 March 2015 | 10:42AM |

Economy

AmResearch maintains Buy on IJM

KUALA LUMPUR: AmResearch has maintained its Buy on IJM Corp with a higher fair value of RM8.20/share (RM8.10/share previously), pegged at an unchanged 10% discount to its SOP value.

4 March 2015 | 9:25AM |

Analyst Reports

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