The big guys get guidance on governance from the Malaysian Code for Institutional Investors (II Code); 10 things to know about new code for institutional investors

Updated: Saturday February 22, 2014 MYT 12:36:18 PM

The big guys get guidance on governance

BY ERROL OH

The big guys get guidance on governance

10 things to know about new code for institutional investors

THE public consultation on the Malaysian Code for Institutional Investors (II Code) ends this Friday . It would be a shame if few people actually went through the consultation paper, let alone took the trouble to submit feedback. Read more of this post

Asean: Focus on regional interest; research shows gaps in achieving the Asean Economic Community (AEC) regional promise

Updated: Saturday February 22, 2014 MYT 12:37:41 PM

Asean: Focus on regional interest

BY TAN SRI DR MUNIR MAJID

RESEARCH commissioned by CIMB Asean Research Institute on behalf of the Asean Business Club shows gaps in achieving the Asean Economic Community (AEC) regional promise.

These can be filled by a concentration on the regional interest which takes care of the national interest as well. Read more of this post

Time is money for Malaysia’s copter tycoon Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim; ‘I am no front man… I work for myself’

Updated: Saturday February 22, 2014 MYT 7:08:34 AM

Time is money for copter tycoon

BY B.K. SIDHU

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Syed Azman believes in saving time by flying.

FOR a man who owns four private jets and a fleet of helicopters, Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, who will be 54 next month, works out of a spartan office in the middle of Kuala Lumpur.

It is a non-descript office, where the walls of the office are adorned with pictures of him with prominent businessmen and political leaders. Read more of this post

OECD Warns of New Era of Low Growth

OECD Warns of New Era of Low Growth

‘In several emerging-market economies — notably Brazil, India and Indonesia — infrastructure investment is not sufficient to support high rates of industrialization and urbanization, hampering potential growth.’

By Agence France-Presse on 4:27 pm February 21, 2014.

Sydney. The OECD on Friday warned declining global productivity will usher in a new and extended era of low growth unless there are major structural reforms.

Its new “Going for Growth” report identifies infrastructure shortages and slowing trade activity as key problems — issues that will be in focus at the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in Sydney this weekend. Read more of this post

The International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has suggested that emerging markets look at Malaysia’s capital market framework to build resilience

‘Malaysia great template for emerging marts to copy’

By Roziana Hamsawi

Published: 2014/02/22

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has suggested that emerging markets look at Malaysia’s capital market framework to build resilience.
Lauding Malaysia’s focus in ensuring strong investor protection, proper governance and market conduct, IOSCO Board chairman Greg Medcraft said: “Malaysia is a great template for emerging markets to copy.”
Medcraft, who is chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, said if IOSCO needs to have a hub for the Asean region, Malaysia would get his full support.
He was speaking on the last day of the IOSCO Board meeting, here, yesterday.  Read more of this post

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) may consider bankruptcy as troubled airlines that did it have re-emerged stronger

Weathering the storm

By Sharen Kaur

Published: 2014/02/22

NOWHERE CLOSE TO PROFITS: MAS may consider bankruptcy as troubled airlines that did it have re-emerged stronger, say analysts

When a company goes bankrupt, it implies that it has no choice. But in recent cases involving troubled airlines, they did so deliberately and have re-emerged leaner and stronger.
Some analysts feel that Malaysia Airlines (MAS), which reported a net loss of more than a RM1 billion last year, may consider such a route. Read more of this post

Montreal business veteran Gerald Shtull: Stick to a few simple rules to build a successful firm

Montreal business veteran Gerald Shtull: Stick to a few simple rules to build a successful firm

John Greenwood | February 18, 2014 9:00 AM ET
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In 1994, Gerald Shtull took out a line of credit from the bank for $50,000. That was when $50,000 was real money. Then he sat down with his wife and explained that this is what the family would use to cover day-to-day expenses while he got his business up to speed. Read more of this post

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