Archive for March, 2007

Japan’s Muji Can Succeed With “No Logo”, Can Malaysia?

When Japan’s Ryohin Keikaku Co. opens a 5,000-sq.-ft. store for its Mujirushi Ryohin – or Muji – brand inside the New York Times Tower sometime later this year, it will raise an intriguing question. Can a “no-logo” brand win mass-market appeal in the rough and tumble U.S. retailing sector? Muji’s success in Japan and Europe […]

... written on Mar 31 2007

Volkswagen Bids Farewell to Proton

One after another potential partners are pulling out from the talk with Proton Holdings Bhd (KLSE: PROTON, stock-code, 5304). First, it was France’s PSA Peugeot-Citroen (EPA: UG) which pulled out. And now, the German auto giant Volkswagen AG (FRA: VOW) has scrapped plans for a tie-up with Malaysia’s ailing automaker Proton. The Straits Times, citing […]

... written on Mar 30 2007

Malaysia Central Bank Pressured to Lower Interest Rate?

AmInvestment Management Sdn Bhd today reportedly said it expects Bank Negara Malaysia to reduce its overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points (bp) in the second quarter due to a strong ringgit and mild inflation rate. FinanceTwitter agreed that stronger ringgit will only spells disaster to Malaysia especially at this critical time when the […]

... written on Mar 29 2007

My Longest Option Trade – VLO’s Profit in 4-Months

Remember I said earlier that if you plan to do option trading on energy stocks, you need to at least buy 6-months before expiration month? One of FinanceTwitter readers asked me recently which option expiry month that he/she should choose for option trading. He/she (I somehow couldn’t determine the reader’s gender from the name) has […]

... written on Mar 28 2007

Stocks & Option – What To Do during Uncertainties?

Oil prices rose by more than $1 a barrel Wednesday but were still below an earlier spike of more than $5 on rumors – denied by the U.S. military – that Iran had fired a missile at a U.S. ship in the Persian Gulf. Rumors about a military confrontation spurred panic buying in after-hours trading […]

... written on Mar 28 2007

Stock Which You Should Avoid At All Costs – PSCI

PSC Industries Bhd (PSCI) aims to return to the black for the year ending Dec 31, 2008, said executive deputy chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Ramli Mohd Nor. PSCI recorded a net loss of RM93.7mil for 2006 versus RM533.5mil in 2005, while revenue fell to RM76.8mil from RM170.96mil previously. “We are working hard to be profitable […]

... written on Mar 27 2007

Money Back Policy – A Smarter Central Bank?

EdgeDaily reported today how Bank Negara (Central Bank) Malaysia is getting smarter nowadays (or fear of losing more due to liberalization?) to prevent investors from by-passing capital control measures and take their monies out of the country by selling their stakes in Malaysian entities through swaps with foreign listed companies. Malaysian resident shareholders of PPB […]

... written on Mar 26 2007

Where to Get FREE Malaysian Stock Historical Data?

One of the readers of FinanceTwitter wrote to me recently to ask how to get historical data of Malaysian stock market, for example Genting Berhad’s (KLSE: GENTING, stock-code 3182) 10-years past data. The data requested should include stock price, share split, dividends and so on. Wouldn’t it be nice to have such data at the […]

... written on Mar 25 2007

Legend of Macao Gambling King – Stanley Ho (Part 2)

Portugal was set to return Macao to China control after more than 440 years of colonial rule in 1999 but before the China could do so, rival gangs fought for control of the V.I.P rooms. Even official working for Stanley was murdered and a senior Portuguese official who tried to calm thing down was shot […]

... written on Mar 25 2007

Legend of Macao Gambling King – Stanley Ho (Part 1)

In the shape of a soaring lotus flower, the new Grand Lisboa opened recently is the crown jewel of a casino empire controlled by Stanley Ho, the 85-year old billionaire who had held the “Asia’s Las Vegas”, Macau’s (Macao) only gambling license for 40 years. The opening of Grand Lisboa attracted 500,000 visitors in 10 […]

... written on Mar 25 2007

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