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Maybank 'hold', MMC 'hold', Allianz 'buy', MAHB 'market perform'

MALAYAN BANKING BHD: THE group reported a first quarter 2018 (Q1’18) core net profit of RM1.87bil, a 9.9% increase year-on-year (y-o-y), largely in line with our estimates with Q1’18 earnings representing 23.5% of UOB Kay Hian’s full-year estimates.

Stocks and ringgit in the spotlight

PETALING JAYA: Nervy investors will be paying close attention to stocks on Bursa Malaysia and the ringgit in the aftermath of Pakatan Harapan’s stunning victory at the 14th General Election (GE14).

Traders and investors monitoring stock prices at RHB Investment Bank on bank interest rate high in Kuala Lumpur. FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

Stocks on the radar

IT IS safe to say that markets will tread in uncharted waters with Malaysia having a change in government for the first time in history,

Possible M&A: Shareholding changes suggest that Alliance Bank could be poised for an M&A down the road.

O&G sector 'positive', TNB 'hold', Uzma 'outperform', Petra Energy 'buy'

Maybank IB Research said geopolitical supply risks, such as instability in the Middle East and unrest in Venezuela, could trigger volatility in the oil market, leading to oil price potentially overshooting above US$80 per barrel and put the sector back in the limelight in the interim.

Inflation fears stifle the market

REVIEW: Inflation fears have been looming high on the agenda after a period of economic growth. But with US Treasury yields breaching a key psychological level of 3%, investors grew anxious over the future cost of borrowings.