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AIF mulls bond issue to fund its operations

KUALA LUMPUR: A financially self-sustaining ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF) plans to issue bonds to raise additional funds for its operations, said Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah.


Malaysian firms bet on overseas gaming market

Gaming in Malaysia is synonymous with the Genting group, but several Malaysian-liked companies have ventured into it outside the country with the latest being Luster Industries.


Telenor picks Asian chief Brekke as new CEO

OSLO: Norwegian mobile phone group Telenor appointed Sigve Brekke, the head of its Asian operations, to take over as chief executive from August 17, when Jon Fredrik Baksaas retires after 13 years atop the firm, it said.


Malaysian jungle graves add to Obama's trade pact headache in Congress

WASHINGTON: The discovery of scores of graves in people-smuggling camps in Malaysia is casting a shadow over President Barack Obama's signature trade deal as US lawmakers consider punishing trading partners that are soft on human trafficking.


Winds of change at Daya

Daya Materials is optimistic despite the gloom in the oil and gas industry


No fool-proof way to invest

WITH the increasingly pessimistic outlook for the world economy weighing heavily on global financial markets, what is an investor to do? Unfortunately, there is no fool-proof way to invest, and more often than not, skills for successful investing are gained from the benefit of hindsight, says seasoned fund manager Gerald Ambrose.


CIMB, RHB staff relieved mega-merger did not happen

WHEN news came in that the mega-banking merger had been called off, there was a round of applause among some relieved staff at RHB Capital Bhd. Over at the country’s biggest bank, Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank), its senior officials were, ironically, left grimacing at a missed chance in what would have been a golden opportunity to strengthen its position if the merger had proceeded because its rivals would have been distracted by integration issues.

Analyst Reports

AmResearch maintains Buy for Parkson

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite Parkson Holdings Bhd temporarily closing one of its stores, the 72-storey Hanoi Landmark Tower in Vietnam, AmResearch is maintaining its Buy recommendation, with fair valuation unchanged at RM3.40 for the stock which closed at RM2.50 yesterday.


US conglomerate says Asean will be transformed

GENERAL Electric (GE), the US-based multinational conglomerate, is looking at sustaining its commendable growth in the Asean region and will continue to explore more business opportunities when the Asean Economic Community (AEC) kick-starts this December.


Fund managers’ stock picks

Stocks on Bursa Malaysia are off to a rocky start in 2015. It’s a continuation of what has been happening late last year when the decline in crude oil prices and the prospects of a better economy and higher interest rates in the US meant that there was an exodus of foreign money from the local stock market.