Archive for December, 2012

2012 / 2013

Monday, December 31st, 2012

How will 2013 be for investors? On balance, I have to say it will be very good for global equities. Thanks to Bernanke’s pronouncement, liquidity will continue to be ample, depressing interest rates. The certainty in maintaining low rates will now push a lot more funds on the sidelines to search for better returns. There […]

A380 lifts MAS to higher plane

Monday, December 31st, 2012

WITH the quietest cabin, aerodynamics for higher fuel efficiency, advanced materials for lower weight and fuel burn, latest fully integrated systems for lower cost and new generation engines for fuel efficiency and lowest environmental impact, the A380 – the world’s largest commercial plane flying today is a game-changing airliner. For passengers, the A380 is attractive […]

Funding the future of Malaysia

Monday, December 31st, 2012

FUNDING is key to a nation’s growth, especially since it ignites businesses and economy. Malaysia has definitely seen this as a catalyst and answered the call. There are several entities, policies and government-linked bodies that offer business funding. A group that has been consistently targeted for funding is the small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs, […]

MAS’ splendid travel experience

Monday, December 31st, 2012

IT is the world’s largest commercial aircraft with its tail standing more than seven-storey high, its wings stretching nearly the length of a football field and from nose to tail, it is longer than two blue whales. This is the Airbus A380, offering the most comfortable and quietest cabin for passengers with lowest fuel burn, […]

Bursa set to continue bullish run into new year

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Analysts are optimistic that the rather bullish Malaysian stock market will be sustainable at least in the early weeks of January, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI index ready to test the psychological 1,700-point level. “It has been a rather strong ending to the (2012) year. Window-dressing activities were active and there were major foreign […]

Yinson unit gets US$300m loan from Singapore banks

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Yinson Holdings Bhd has completed the signing of a facility agreement with Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd, Singapore (OCBC) and United Overseas Bank Ltd, Singapore (UOB), for a senior secured loan facility totalling up to US$ 300 million (RM918 million). The agreement was entered through its 49 per cent-owned joint-venture company in Singapore, PTSC […]

Malaysia Pacific banks on Wisma MPL for profits

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Pacific Corp Bhd expects higher rental collection and occupancy rate of its main revenue earner, Wisma MPL here, to help the company make some profits next year. Malaysia Pacific Corp president Datuk Bill Ch’ng said Wisma MPL’s rental income has improved slightly and there are great potentials for further increase. He said […]

FBM KLCI sets new benchmarks

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

ONCE again, the FBM KLCI’s heavyweights played pivotal roles in re-writing its all-time high. The FBM KLCI hit a high of 1,686.70 and a closing high of 1,681.33 yesterday. The index’s gainers outperformed losers by 24 to 5. Share prices moved in tandem with performances on the Tokyo and Hong Kong stock markets. The FBM […]

Selangor Properties’ Q4 net profit down 56pc

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Properties Bhd’s net profit in the fourth quarter fell 56 per cent, dragged by losses at its investment holdings. Its net profit dropped to RM19.28 million in the quarter ended October 31 2012 from RM43.96 million a year ago. The company has interests in property, education, investment holdings and ventures locally and […]

Are Fibonacci Numbers predictive?

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

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