Maxis is Coming (back) to Town but are Investors Excited?

More than two years ago Ananda Krishnan, a self-made billionaire who controls Maxis Communications, Tanjong Plc, Measat and Astro dropped the bombshell to take Maxis private and almost instantly raised eyebrows of millions of investors. Many Maxis investors back then was furious with the privatization plan simply because it disrupted their long-term investment plan – […]

... written on Jul 26 2009

Britain, a Ticking Depression Time-Bomb?

Make no mistake about it. Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Najib Razak, has made the necessary preparations for his husband to be sworn in as Malaysia’s sixth Prime Minister scheduled on this Friday. There shouldn’t be any more surprises which could delay the celebration. Sure, outgoing lame-duck Abdullah Badawi said the transition of power will […]

... written on Mar 31 2009

Hail the new King – Najib the Great and his Knights

UMNO’s political landscape is more or less stabilized. Now that the 59th UMNO general assembly is ending, never mind the current UMNO was actually registered (and should be known) as UMNO Baru (new UMNO) in 1988 after the original UMNO was declared an unlawful society, the new teams comprising mostly Najib Razak’s men are ready […]

... written on Mar 27 2009

AP Queen and Daddy’s Son Lost – Wait, All is Not Lost Yet

American new home sales rose 4.7% in Feb but were still the second-worst on records dating back to 1963. Compared to Thomson Reuters expectation of sales fall of 300,000 units this little news was enough to push the Dow Jones into the green territory – up 160-points at the time of writing. However noting that […]

... written on Mar 25 2009

Dow Jones Rally – is the Worst Really Over?

Going by the rate of how Dow Jones going up the roof lately the job of UMNO leaders has been made easier. The local stock market which is talking the cue from the largest stock market in the world will definitely register positive gains and hence the delegates could say economy is getting better (Hey! […]

... written on Mar 24 2009

IBM’s $7 billion for SUN – A Happy Marriage

Sun Microsystems used to be the darling stock during the dot-com boom. The company was the “dot” that connects everybody in the internet, so goes the saying. And IBM used to make jokes about this marketing statement – Sun was just a little dot, so why bother? But IBM can afford to be arrogant because […]

... written on Mar 19 2009

EPF’s 4.5% Dividend – Your Cheese Eaten by ValueCap?

Nobody likes to hear that their hard-earned money “invested” in EPF is earning pathetic dividend. I mentioned the word invested because your money was “forced” out from your pocket before you can even smell the aroma of the money and both of you (money and you) were cruelly separated on the same day you received […]

... written on Mar 17 2009

Sucker’s Rally and Sucker’s Advice

People are confuse and can’t think straight. The game is pretty simple, just like the “Big or Small” game on the gambling table in Genting Highland Casino you either place your bet on “Big” or Small”. Nope, there’re no “Odd”, “Even”, “Specific Triples” or other combinations. Both “Big” and “Small” have probability of 48.6% of […]

... written on Mar 15 2009

Hey Mr. PM Badawi, I have an Apple iPhone too

Apple iPhone is finally here. It’s a must-have gadget especially if you’re looking for the coolest device to brag around. And it’s a perfect gift for your love one. Who could resist this gadget that is loaded with the most innovative technology and tons of applications? Heck, even the sleepy outgoing Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi […]

... written on Mar 11 2009

Mini-Budget or Major-Leakage? Where’re the Goodies?

Najib Razak who will become Malaysia’s sixth Prime Minister in less than a month has revealed the much talked about mini-budget today. Make no mistake about it because going by the quantum of the budget it’s more like a major-budget instead of a mini-budget – a whopping RM60 billion to be spent over two years, […]

... written on Mar 10 2009

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