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Local market still short of bonds, says CEO

ALTHOUGH the value of local bonds issued this year is expected to hit RM35bil, the supply will still be insufficient to meet market demand, said CIMB Bhd chief executive office Datuk Nazir Razak.


New Maybank global equity investment plan

MALAYAN Banking Bhd (Maybank) is offering local investors the opportunity to participate in foreign investments through its new investment linked plan, I>GlobalExcel/I(GXL).


Better returns towards year-end

FUND managers are adopting a cautious approach in their investments in the sluggish equity market although several strongly believe the market will improve towards the end of the year.


Poll: Brokers expand revenue base

STOCKBROKING companies are aggressively diversifying their revenue base from solely depending on brokerage fees in view of the current weak equity market, Ernst amp; Young senior manager for risk and business solutions Woon Mee Lin said.


Hwang-DBS Investment wants to manage RM2.5bil

HWANG-DBS Investment Management Bhd (HDBSIM), formerly known as Hwang-DBS Unit Trust Bhd (HDBSUT), is targeting to grow its assets under management (AUM) by 25% to RM2.5bil by the year#039;s end, said executive director Teng Chee Wai.


Investors drawn to REITs’ stable yield

THE recent sell down in the equity market has raised the attractiveness of other financial instruments, especially those that offer stable yields over a period of time, such as real estate investment trusts (REITs).


Investors turn to dividend payers as market slows

BERJAYA Sports Toto Bhd (BToto) and British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (BAT) are Asia's top dividend payers and may attract investors as slowing global economic growth damps gains in share prices.


Honeywell lifts blue-chip stocks

US blue-chip stocks nudged higher on Friday as takeover speculation drove up shares of Honeywell International Inc. But concerns over more aggressive interest-rate hikes following a strong April jobs report limited gains.


EPF plans to invest more in global equity market

THE newly set-up Employees Provident Fund#039;s (EPF) Private Equity Division plans to focus on global equity market for its overseas investment, said deputy chief officer (investment) Dr Roslan A. Ghaffar.


Nasdaq and consortium buy over Instinet

The Nasdaq Stock Market Inc and a consortium of investors on Friday agreed to purchase Instinet Group Inc for US$1.88bil cash in a move that will intensify the already heated rivalry between the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.