Why Mega-Mergers Happens End Of The Year?

If you ever observe, mega-mergers involving multi-billions takeovers usually happens at the end of every year. Some of the merger and acquisition (M&A) examples:Nov-20-2006: Blackstone Group agreed to buy U.S. office building owner Equity Office Properties Trust (NYSE : EOP) in a deal valued at [...]

World's Largest Plantation Merger Details

CIMB Investment Bank Berhad (CIMB) officially announced a proposal for the merger of Sime Darby Berhad, Golden Hope Plantations Berhad and Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad to create the world’s largest listed oil palm plantation player valued at RM 31 billion. A special purpose vehicle, Synergy Drive Sdn B [...]

Telekom Malaysia TM To The Rescue – TimeDotCom

Will TM, previously known as Telekom Malaysia (TM : stock-code 4863) finally acquire Time DotCom Berhad (TIMECOM : stock-code 5031) after talk about it was in the air for some time? The news resurfaced again in a local media.Sources said that the telecommunication giant is considering a plan to acqu [...]

How To Benefit From A Weaker Dollar

Financial Times reported on Thursday that the dollar suffered sharp falls, hit by reports of weak US business activity and a benign inflation picture. The euro rose 0.7 per cent against the dollar to $1.3247, the pound rose as high as $1.9699, the yen also gained, rising 0.5 per cent against the dol [...]

Take Profit On MDRX

I've decided to lock-in my profit for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq : MDRX) which I invested pre-earning announcement last month back on 26-Oct-2006 ( here ) - an investment which took about a month to realize the 83 percent profit.This was the roller-coaster for me as the stock didn [...]

Time To Relook At Oil Stocks

Oil climbed to a two-month high near $63 today - Thursday, building on the previous session's gains after an unexpected drop in U.S. winter fuel stocks and signs of solid economic growth in the world's top consumer. U.S. crude was up 15 cents at $62.61 a barrel after hit $62.68, its highest since Oc [...]

FRK – Billion Dollars Cement Leader

Florida Rock Industries, Inc. (NYSE : FRK) will annouce its' earning Wed, 29-Nov-2006 AMC. FRK is engaged in three business segments: construction aggregates, concrete products and cement and calcium products. The Company also has an investment in a crushed stone plant in Charlotte County, New Bruns [...]

NSTP And UTUSAN – Another Merger Again?

So, another confirmed merger rumor after the super-merger of Malaysia's largest palm oil producers - Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad (GUTHRIE : stock-code 3131), Sime Darby Berhad (SIME : stock-code 4197) and Golden Hope Plantations Berhad (GHOPE : stock-code 1953) last week. This round the candidates are N [...]

Berkshire Buffett Is UnStoppable

It seems the Oracle Of Omaha is invincible - whacking all his critics one by one over the time. When Warren refused to expose a single cent in any of the technology stock or company during the dot-com boom, he was ridiculed and called all sort of names. History has shown he was right after all. [...]

Kencana Petroleum – A Cheap IPO Worth Investing

Kencana Petroleum Bhd ( KENCANA : main-board ), which provides integrated engineering and fabrication services to the oil and gas industry, is aiming to raise 82 million rgt via an initial public offering (IPO) at an offer price of RM 0.41 per share, according to the company's prospectus.Group chair [...]


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