Singapore's Wilmar To Bid PPB

Singapore-listed palm oil refiner Wilmar International (SIN : F34) plans to bid for Malaysian palm oil producer PPB Group (KLSE : PPB, stock-code : 4065), which the market values at $1.6 billion, a source close to the deal said on Wednesday. Both companies are linked to the family of Malaysian billi [...]

Road Tolls To Rise By 60 Percent

According to a source, Malaysia will announce on Thursday, Dec-14-2006, a sharp rise in road toll rates to help trim state subsidies in a move that could spark a public outcry and raise inflation. Tolls will go up by as much as 60 percent and will affect users of five highways in and around the capi [...]

Aging Mahathir To Meet Soros Since 1997 Crisis

I read with great interest that Mahathir agrees to meet Soros after almost a decade of hostility due to the 1997 Asia Economic Crisis which created havoc to Malaysia stock market generally and wiped out billions of dollars of losses specifically to some of the top GLC (Government-Link-Companies). Be [...]

Finally The Correction Started

Thank God the long overdue correction started yesterday in the Bursa Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) and according to most of the foreign analysts, this correction should continue for a couple more days before a pause to continue its' uptrend (if there's any). I think this is a very healthy c [...]

Bursa Short-Selling Re-Schedule In Jan-2007

According to latest news from The Edge, Bursa Malaysia Bhd now plans to re-introduce regulated short selling in January after postponing it several times this year, and will later incorporate it as a feature into its new trading platform for equities which is expected to be ready by end-2007. Short [...]

Have You Invested In Oil-Related Stocks Yet?

It's the annual repetitive cycle again around this time that energy or oil-related stocks will make its' charge again towards end of the year. So have you allocated some of your funds into these black-gold stocks yet? If not, why not?Today Reuters reported that most OPEC members are in favor of a cu [...]

Volkswagen Close To Acquire 51% Proton?

Proton Holdings Bhd (KLSE : PROTON, stock-code : 5304), which is now evaluating a number of parties as strategic partners for its manufacturing operations, may decide to take in the Europe's largest carmaker, Volkswagen Aktiengessellschaft (FRA : VOW), as its' new partner.According to a source repor [...]

Yusli Should Ensure Bursa Malaysia Play Its Role As Well

Everyone – from the exchange to the brokers and public listed companies (PLCs) – has a role to play to ensure that the stock market continues to perform, said Bursa Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Yusli Mohamed Yusoff today. “The role of the PLCs is to perform well and do investor relat [...]

Top Reasons Genting Is A Winner

The top business news since last Friday were the official announcement of Genting International (SIN : G13) & Star Cruise Ltd (SIN : S21) winning the Singapore second casino on the Sentosa Integrated-Resort (IR) island projects and how everyone should keep an eye on this new casino giant. The ne [...]


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