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Uggah (centre) says the countries aim to set up the rubber market in the next 18 months. With him are Petipong (left) and Rachmat (right).

Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand plan market for better rubber price

KUALA LUMPUR: The world’s top rubber producers, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, are targeting to set up a regional rubber market in the next 18 months that will serve as a platform for better rubber price recovery, as well as an effective hedging function for producers, consumers and market players.

Tony Fernandes to play bigger role in turning AirAsia X around

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X Bhd founder Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has denied that the low-cost medium haul airline is facing management issues, although he expects to play a bigger role in turning the airline around with his partner Datuk Kamarudin Meranun.

2015 good year for Malaysian mobile phone industry

PETALING JAYA: The local mobile industry is expected to record a slightly better service revenue growth of 2.8% in 2015, while the fixed-line incumbent Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s (TM) revenue is expected to rise 4.9% year-on-year (y-o-y) in financial year 2015 (FY15).

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Trading ideas: SapuraKencana, Mah Sing, IJM Corp

KUALA LUMPUR: JF Apex Research expects SapuraKencana Petroleum, Mah Sing Group Bhd and IJM Corp to see trading interest on Friday amid the barrage of fresh corporate news during the second last week of the November reporting season.

21 November 2014 | 9:06AM |

Analyst Reports

Genting, CIMB and Sime top losers early Friday

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign fund selling of key blue chips Genting Bhd, CIMB and Sime Darby pushed the FBM KLCI into the red early Friday after the set of mixed to mostly weaker corporate results in the quarter ended Sept 30.

21 November 2014 | 9:48AM |

Corporate News

Upbeat on SapuraKencana

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research remains upbeat on SapuraKencana Petroleum after it cemented its exploration and production (E&P) presence by scooping up six blocks.

21 November 2014 | 8:47AM |

Analyst Reports

Boeing says it has no plans for long-range 737 MAX

SEATTLE: Boeing Co has no plans to extend the range of its forthcoming 737 MAX 9 jetliner in response to Airbus Group's move to offer a long-range version of its competing A321 aircraft, a senior Boeing executive said on Thursday.

21 November 2014 | 9:12AM |

Eco World among CIMB Research’s top picks

KUALA LUMPUR: Eco World Development Group Bhd remains an Add and one of CIMB Equities Research’s top picks in the property sector, with the restructuring exercise, better-than-expected new sales, and continual landbanking as key catalysts.

21 November 2014 | 8:27AM |

Analyst Reports

AirAsia offers Asean Pass

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd has introduced AirAsia Asean Pass that will allow travellers ease of travel within the region with a credit-based system.

21 November 2014 | 12:00AM |

Stocks

Affin Hwang maintains Buy on Bumi Armada

KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Research has maintained its Buy call on Bumi Armada with a target price of RM1.70 and continued to like the group as it is an attractive proxy for the global FPSO and Caspian Sea T&I markets.

21 November 2014 | 9:45AM |

Analyst Reports

Asia shares take comfort from U.S. data in early trade Friday

TOKYO: Asian shares took solace from data showing broad U.S. economic strength even as signs of spreading weakness in China and Europe checked risk appetite, while the yen nursed its losses after sliding to multi-year lows against the dollar and euro overnight.

21 November 2014 | 8:46AM |

Stocks

Diary Malaysia Nov 21 Friday

KUALA LUMPUR: ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND IN LOCAL TIME FOLLOWED BY GMT IN BRACKETS

21 November 2014 | 8:51AM |

Genting, CIMB and Sime top losers early Friday

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign fund selling of key blue chips Genting Bhd, CIMB and Sime Darby pushed the FBM KLCI into the red early Friday after the set of mixed to mostly weaker corporate results in the quarter ended Sept 30.

21 November 2014 | 9:48AM |

Corporate News

Affin Hwang maintains Buy on Bumi Armada

KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Research has maintained its Buy call on Bumi Armada with a target price of RM1.70 and continued to like the group as it is an attractive proxy for the global FPSO and Caspian Sea T&I markets.

21 November 2014 | 9:45AM |

Analyst Reports

Boeing says it has no plans for long-range 737 MAX

SEATTLE: Boeing Co has no plans to extend the range of its forthcoming 737 MAX 9 jetliner in response to Airbus Group's move to offer a long-range version of its competing A321 aircraft, a senior Boeing executive said on Thursday.

21 November 2014 | 9:12AM |

Trading ideas: SapuraKencana, Mah Sing, IJM Corp

KUALA LUMPUR: JF Apex Research expects SapuraKencana Petroleum, Mah Sing Group Bhd and IJM Corp to see trading interest on Friday amid the barrage of fresh corporate news during the second last week of the November reporting season.

21 November 2014 | 9:06AM |

Analyst Reports

Diary Malaysia Nov 21 Friday

KUALA LUMPUR: ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND IN LOCAL TIME FOLLOWED BY GMT IN BRACKETS

21 November 2014 | 8:51AM |

Upbeat on SapuraKencana

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research remains upbeat on SapuraKencana Petroleum after it cemented its exploration and production (E&P) presence by scooping up six blocks.

21 November 2014 | 8:47AM |

Analyst Reports

Asia shares take comfort from U.S. data in early trade Friday

TOKYO: Asian shares took solace from data showing broad U.S. economic strength even as signs of spreading weakness in China and Europe checked risk appetite, while the yen nursed its losses after sliding to multi-year lows against the dollar and euro overnight.

21 November 2014 | 8:46AM |

Stocks

Stronger Q4 sales for Mah Sing, says CIMB Research

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research said Mah Sing Group Bhd's results for the nine-months ended Sept 30, 2014 were in line with its expectations but above consensus as net profit made up 74% of its full-year forecast and 79% of consensus.

21 November 2014 | 8:37AM |

Analyst Reports

Eco World among CIMB Research’s top picks

KUALA LUMPUR: Eco World Development Group Bhd remains an Add and one of CIMB Equities Research’s top picks in the property sector, with the restructuring exercise, better-than-expected new sales, and continual landbanking as key catalysts.

21 November 2014 | 8:27AM |

Analyst Reports

Plant with troubled past at center of Takata air bag probe

CIUDAD FRONTERA Mexico/DETROIT: The dusty, industrial town of Ciudad Frontera, Mexico, has moved from the far reaches of the global auto supply chain to the front lines of an investigation into why air bags from Takata Corp are blowing up with lethal force in accidents.

21 November 2014 | 7:02AM |

Mobile phones 'game changers' in securing children's rights

NAIROBI: Mobile phones and other technological innovations can be "game changers" in securing children’s rights, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said at the launch of its first crowd-sourced report on Thursday.

21 November 2014 | 6:54AM |

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