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Business 09 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Costs at Bakun Dam project set to balloon

PETALING JAYA: Costs at the RM7.3bil Bakun Dam project are set to balloon with every step in the delay in impoundment and power supply to Sarawak, said Sarawak Hidro Sdn Bhd managing director Zulkiflie Osman.

Business 23 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

More funds invest in offshore properties

PETALING JAYA: More Malaysian institutional funds, including Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), are looking to raise their exposure in offshore property investments such as in Australia and the UK.

Business 15 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lower toll rates ahead?

PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund, together with Khazanah Nasional Bhd's wholly-owned UEM Group Bhd, is likely to make an offer to acquire the entire assets and liabilities of PLUS Expressways Bhd in a deal which values the highway operator at some RM23bil or close to RM4.60 per share.

Business 26 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Analysts: Asas Serba unlikely to get PLUS expressways

PETALING JAYA: Asas Serba Sdn Bhd, a company that sensationaly made a bid to buy all the highways in the country for RM50bil last year, might find too many obstacles in its way should it decide to lodge a bid for PLUS Expressways Bhd, according to analysts.

Business 28 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

KWAP unhappy with EPF-UEM offer

KUALA LUMPUR: A major shareholder of PLUS Expressways Bhd is 'not happy' with the Employees Provident Fund (EPF)-UEM Group Bhd's takeover price for the firm, and may consider other bids, according to two sources.

Business 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Boosting liquidity will take time

PETALING JAYA: The plan to improve the local stock market's scale and liquidity will not see immediate results as the Government's process of selling down its stakes in government-linked companies (GLCs) and attracting foreign investors to pick up local stocks will take time, according to fund managers and analysts.

Business 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Economists baffled over ‘unhappiness’ of PLUS minority shareholders

KUALA LUMPUR: Economists and analysts are baffled as to how some minority shareholders of PLUS Expressways Bhd can be unhappy with the RM4.60 per share offer price made by UEM Group Bhd and the Employees Provident Fund, ahead of deliberations on the merits of the deal.

Business 11 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Last call for PLUS suitors

PETALING JAYA: Potential suitors for PLUS Expressways Bhd will have to make their offers fairly soon - before next month's EGM to table the RM23bil offer by UEM Group Bhd and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to PLUS shareholders.

Business 13 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Analysts say UK property market sluggish

PETALING JAYA: The property market in the UK is currently very sluggish and prices are low, according to analysts responding to the move by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) to acquire their first property there.

Business 20 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

EPF and GLICs may back PLUS takeover

PETALING JAYA: Government-linked investment companies (GLICs), including Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP), have indicated an intention to vote in favour of the proposed takeover of PLUS Expressways Bhd by UEM Group and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), reliable sources said.