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Business 03 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

KWAP all set to tap London equity market

LONDON: A Malaysian private investment firm with RM985.2mil geared for equity investment here is set to go at the heart of Mayfair.

Business 11 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

KWAP fund size up 12% to RM83bil in Q1

KUALA LUMPUR: Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) fund size has increased by 12% or RM8.85bil to RM82.61bil in the first quarter of this year compared to corresponding quarter last year.

Business 24 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

MAS bonds secured

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has secured investors, mostly in the form of government-linked investment companies (GLICs), to take up the bonds it will be issuing, including the debt papers to be issued by the special purpose vehicle (SPV) to fund MAS’ aircraft purchases, reliable sources said.

Business 26 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Flying into the spotlight

Malaysia Airlines has been in the centre of news of late. The shareholding tie-up with AirAsia, from which much was expected, has been dismantled and the airline continues to post losses albeit at a smaller scale when it announced a loss of RM171mil for its first quarter ended March 31 earlier in the week. StarBizWeek interviewed MAS group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (pic) on the latest developments in MAS. Below are the excerpts of his response.

Business 12 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

KWAP takes up RM1bil of MAS's RM2.5b perpetual Sukuk (Update)

Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) issued RM2.5bil of perpetual junior bonds, of which RM1bil was fully subscribed by Kumpulan Wang Persaraan Diperbadankan) (KWAP).

Business 13 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

MAS' RM2.5bil sukuk well-received

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has found enough takers for its RM2.5bil 10-year perpetual junior sukuk of which the first tranche of RM1bil bonds had been fully-subscribed by Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (KWAP). With the first tranche of the funding in place and MAS having received firm commitments for the remaining RM1.5bil issue, the next big step for the airline is to unveil its business plan, and that according to MAS group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya would be announced on June 21, the same day as the airline’s AGM.

Business 14 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sukuk to shore up MAS capital base

MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) announced that it had issued the entire first tranche of the junior sukuk amounting to RM1bil to Retirement Fund Inc (KWAP). According to media reports, MAS stated that it had received firm commitment from other parties to subscribe to the balance of RM1.5bil of junior sukuk.

Business 21 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia Airlines targets to be profitable by 2014

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) aims to return to profit by 2014 under its renewed business plan as it seeks to focus on revenue and use efficient aircraft.

Business 15 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

London hot-bed for investors

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian funds and private sector have invested close to £3bil in prime central London since September 2009, according to sources.

Business 29 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

UK remains the main destination

INVESTMENTS from Malaysias private and government-linked organisations into prime Central London since 2009 have exceeded £3.5bil, according to syariah-compliant Gatehouse Bank plc.