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Business 19 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Major changes expected at Bank Islam with new MD

SOME major changes can be expected at Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd as its new managing director Datuk Noorazman A. Aziz maps out a strategy to re-position the country's oldest Islamic bank as a global player over a five-year period.

Business 13 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

China’s yuan peg revisited

Mounting US trade deficits and surging Chinese exports have fuelled speculation in global currency markets of a yuan revaluation.

Business 29 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Expert advice from Armenwoodberg

WITH the lifting of capital controls by the government, Asian high net worth individuals can now seek the advice of financial experts with global exposure, apart from major banks, to ensure better and more secure investment returns overseas. One of the companies that can help them is Armenwoodberg (Malaysia) Inc.

Business 22 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

MemsTech pursues global markets

THEY either love it or hate it. MEMS Technology Bhd's (MemsTech) shares have been heavily traded for the past two weeks as word filtered out that it has secured large contracts for silicon microphones that will be used in mobile phones.

Business 13 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

OSK’s pick of top 10 small-cap companies

OSK Research Sdn Bhd yesterday launched its book I>Top Malaysian Small-Cap Companies: 100 Hidden Jewels/I>. I>StarBiz /I>reporter Yeow Pooi Ling highlights the top 10 companies.

Business 12 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Insurers gearing up to invest abroad

LIFE insurers, especially those with foreign stakeholders are laying the groundwork and making ambitious plans to invest abroad, following Bank Negara's move to liberalise, from April 1, the foreign exchange administration rules to allow the net asset value limit for overseas investment to be raised to 30% from 10% previously, Prudential Assurance (M) Bhd chief executive officer (CEO) Ng Keng Hooi said.

Business 04 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Trust funds all set to go big abroad

WITH unit trust management companies (UTMCs) getting the nod from the Securities Commission (SC) to unify their unit trust and asset management operations in line with amendments to the Securities Industry Act, and the recent Bank Negara ruling allowing more unit trust funds to be invested abroad, the stage is set for the fund management industry to make further inroads into the international markets.

Business 29 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

PNB to continue investing abroad

MALAYSIA'S largest fund manager, Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), will continue to invest abroad but will remain selective in its approach.

Business 25 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Four US companies fined US$81mil over mutual funds

US regulators have fined Citigroup Inc, American Express Inc, J.P. Morgan Chase Co and Putnam Investments a combined US$81.25mil for failing to provide customers with the necessary information about mutual funds.

Business 11 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Foreign brokers keen to start ops

MORE than five foreign brokers have indicated interest to start operations in Malaysia, but the Securities Commission (SC) has received only two applications for the five foreign fund managers licences up for grabs.