Thai’s apology to Najib lifts Supermax

12h thestar.com.my
Thai: 'Being a businessman, I should not be involved in politics under any circumstances and I truly regretted it.' (1-0)
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Interest-rate worries may not be offset by good earnings news in the week ahead

2018-04-20 cnbc
Rising interest rates and inflation worries could hang over the stock market in the coming week, as investors look to a big flood of earnings news to lift some of their anxiety. (888-3)
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Bursa Malaysia to trend higher next week

2018-04-21 thestar.com.my
“Right now, it very much depends on external factors rather than domestic factors. Investors are already used to it, but it would be a different matter if the general election results are out, only then it would really have impact on the stock market,” Pong Teng Siew (inset pic) told Bernama (4-0)
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Treasury Pulse

2018-04-21 thestar.com.my
GEOPOLITICAL and trade tensions took a backseat this week after President Donald Trump announced the United States has already started “high-level” talks with North Korea. (4-0)
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IPO market to pick up pace

2018-04-21 thestar.com.my
Generating excitement: According to CIMB Research, Etiqa’s potential listing is expected to garner a market capitalisation of between RM5.3bil and RM10.7bil upon listing, based on a priceto-book value of between of 1.4 and 2.8 times. (8-0)
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KPJ gears up for Industry 4.0

2018-04-21 thestar.com.my
Well equipped: A KPJ operating facility. KPJ digitises its clinical process through KCIS, which holds patient records and treatment orders, among others. Currently, the group is undergoing upgrading works for KCIS and HITS to second generation cloud-computing, which is expected to be completed by year-end.
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Short Position

2018-04-21 thestar.com.my
ONE topic that rarely gets mentioned like it used to a few months ago is Malaysia’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves. (1-0)
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Commodities rally bodes well for Bursa

2018-04-21 thestar.com.my
Overview: The local bourse continued its uptrend over the past week as concerns about a trade war and the Syrian conflict seem to have been pushed to the sidelines of investors’ imagination. (5-0)
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Is turnaround for Celcom sustainable?

2018-04-21 thestar.com.my
FOR the longest time, Celcom Axiata Bhd was the shining star within Axiata Group Bhd for its handsome income contribution year after year. (2-0)
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Jamaludin: Axiata needs to get into the fibre game

2018-04-21 thestar.com.my
Not always late: Jamaludin says Axiata may be late in Malaysia but not in Indonesia and other countries.
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Three-pronged approach for Axiata

2018-04-21 thestar.com.my
JUST like how the cellular telecommunications industry is changing, Axiata Group Bhd , the regional telecoms company, is looking at a three-pronged approach towards driving its business. (8-0)
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Is Phillip Morris' Weak Volumes a Concern for Tobacco Firms?

2018-04-20 zacks
Philip Morris International Inc.’s (PM - Free Report) not-so-impressive first-quarter 2018 results gave investors cold feet, yesterday. Well, Philip Morris’ results were mainly dampened by declining shipment volumes across some of the key market regions, thanks to lower cigarette sales. The hurdles and their persistence were evident from investors’ bearish stance on the stock that fell 15.6% yesterday, slipping to a 52-week low of $83. (9-0)
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Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Phillip Morris International, Altria and British American Tobacco

2018-04-20 zacks
Chicago, IL – April 20, 2018 – Today, Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights Features: Phillip Morris International (PM - Free Report) , Altria (MO - Free Report) and British American Tobacco (BTI - Free Report) . (54-0)
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Fortis Healthcare bid: Manipal#39;s Pai says not ruling out any option including sweetening the offer

2018-04-20 moneycontrol
Ranjan Pai of Manipal Hospitals said he is not ruling out any option including further sweetening of the offer as the race for Fortis Healthcare intensifies. (6-0)
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Cryptocurrencies add to climb as appetite for altcoins grows - MarketWatch

2018-04-20 marketwatch
Digital assets moved higher Friday, looking to build on gains over the past 48 hours. After two losing days to begin the week, bitcoin, the No. 1 digital currency, is more than 5% off its Tuesday low and at its highest level since Mar. 26. (40-0)
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Sinotop to acquire 60% stake in construction firm for RM165mil

2018-04-20 thestar.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR: China-based fabric maker Sinotop Holdings Bhd is planning to acquire its executive director Datuk Justin Soo’s 60% stake in a construction firm for RM165mil.
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Bursa Malaysia closes lower

2018-04-20 themalaymailonline
The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) ended at 1,887.75, down 7.43 points from yesterday's 1,895.18. — Picture by Azneal IshakKUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― Bursa Malaysia ended lower today on continued selling pressures across-the-board after its all-time high performance yesterday, due to the rise in US Treasury note yield by 2.9 per cent. (8-0)
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Happy 10th Birthday to These Songs and Albums

2018-04-20 preen.inquirer.net
There’s always new music popping up left and right. Some from established artists we already love as well as from those up and coming. As much as we enjoy fresh tracks, it’s also fun to reminisce the old ones. Like the songs and albums we would put on repeat in high school or college. For 2018, there are many albums turning 10 years old. From pop tracks to auto-tuned voices, 2008 was an interesting year for music.
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Recent RM2b foreign inflow proof of investor’s confidence, says Najib

2018-04-20 themalaymailonline
The caretaker prime minister said the numbers also allegedly debunked the Opposition’s allegation that the country’s economy is poorly managed. — Picture by Azneal IshakKUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak has claimed today that the over RM2 billion worth of foreign inflow into the local equity market last month was a signal of investors’ confidence in his leadership. (4-0)
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KKR-backed Radiant joins race for takeover of Fortis Healthcare

2018-04-20 moneycontrol
Radiant Life Care on Friday made an unsolicited non-binding expression of interest to acquire Fortis Healthcare, joining the race for acquiring the cash-strapped hospital chain. (6-0)
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Top Glove moots 1.28b bonus issue for shareholders

2018-04-20 themalaymailonline
Top Glove said it plans to implement the bonus issue on a one-for-one basis. — Malay Mail picKUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― Glove maker Top Glove Corp Berhad has proposed a bonus issue involving up to 1.28 billon new shares as incentive for shareholders. (5-0)
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Why Aluminum Bears Brunt of U.S. Sanctions on Russia - Bloomberg

2018-04-20 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (149-0)
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Housewife charged with misappropriation, concealment of funds amounting to RM4.9m

2018-04-20 themalaymailonline
PETALING JAYA, April 20 ― A housewife was charged in two Magistrate's Courts here today with one count of misappropriation of property and eight counts of fraudulently assisting the concealment of money amounting to RM4.93 million for the purchase of a piece of land in Kuala Lumpur. (2-0)
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Fortis sets up panel to evaluate binding offers

2018-04-20 freepressjournal.in
New Delhi : Fortislthcare board on Thursday approved evaluation of only binding offers and formed an expert committee to evaluate the proposals and make a final recommendation by April 26. (6-0)
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Fortis board decision to consider binding offers, may push IHH, Fosun on backfoot in the takeover battle

2018-04-20 moneycontrol
Fortis Healthcare Board on Thursday categorically said it will only consider “binding offers”, a move that may push Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare and China’s Fosun on backfoot in the bidding battle. (6-0)
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Bursa opens lower on profit-taking

2018-04-20 themalaymailonline
KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― Bursa Malaysia opened lower this morning, dampened by profit taking after the key FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) closed at an all-time high of 1,895.18 yesterday. (4-0)
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Supply base to be built in Bintulu for O&G industry

2018-04-20 thestar.com.my
It’s a deal: Johari (second from right) and OBYU Holdings Sdn Bhd founder and advisor Tan Sri Bustari Yusof witnessing the exchange of documents between Ahmadi (left) and Hadzari.
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Illegal cigarettes weigh on BAT

2018-04-20 thestar.com.my
Downtrend: BAT MD Erik Stoel (left) says the group’s performance and declining share price are directly correlated to the growing size of the country’s illicit market. With him is the company chairman Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat. (2-0)
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Hektar REIT aims to double asset size

2018-04-20 thestar.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR: Hektar Asset Management Sdn Bhd, the manager of Hektar Real Estate Investment Trust (Hektar REIT), aims to double the trust’s asset size to RM2.4bil in eight years.
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Proton planning car assembly plant in Iran

2018-04-20 thestar.com.my
A revived Proton, backed by its Chinese partner Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd, looks set to re-enter the Iranian market. (4-0)
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IHH Healthcare tells more on bid for Fortis

2018-04-19 thestar.com.my
Defending itself: One of Fortis’ hospitals in India. Fortis has categorically denied a speculative news report that it is on the verge of bankruptcy (10-0)
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Ikhmas Jaya wins RM102mil contract

2018-04-19 thestar.com.my
In a statement, Ikhmas Jaya managing director Datuk Ang Cheng Siong(file pic) said the group is confident of delivering the project on time and within budget. (4-0)
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Bursa Malaysia at record high

2018-04-19 thestar.com.my
PETALING JAYA: Assuaged trade war fears and higher crude oil prices helped prop up Asian markets, with Bursa Malaysia hitting an all-time high. (4-0)
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Fortis to form committee to assess binding bids from Malaysia and others

2018-04-19 thestar.com.my
Fortis has become the target of a takeover battle that includes offers from China's Fosun International and Malaysia's IHH Healthcare. Both offers, however, are non-binding as yet. The other two offers -- from local rival Manipal Health Enterprises and a consortium of two prominent Indian business families, Hero Enterprise and the Burman Family Office -- are both binding. (Filepic shows a Fortis hospital with the logo at the front couter) (6-0)
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Cbus proposes 35 level tower near prominent CBD corner

2018-04-19 theage.com.au
Cbus Property is wasting no time redeveloping one of the city’s most under-utilised sites, which it bought seven months ago, off-market, for a reported price of more than $70 million. (5-0)
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Cbus proposes 35 level tower near prominent CBD corner

2018-04-19 smh.com.au
Cbus Property is wasting no time redeveloping one of the city’s most under-utilised sites, which it bought seven months ago, off-market, for a reported price of more than $70 million. (5-0)
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Market report: Publicis’s strength aids WPP recovery

2018-04-19 telegraph.co.uk
WPP shares clawed back lost ground after rival Publicis’s strong trading lifted hopes of a turnaround at the leaderless advertising giant as the market buzzed with gossip over boss Sir Martin Sorrell’s acrimonious exit and the firm’s future. (2-0)
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Are Cigarettes Finally Dead? Phillip Morris Plunges

2018-04-19 zacks
Philip Morris International (PM - Free Report) shares are in free-fall this morning after announcing Q1 earnings that were actually slightly higher than analyst estimates. Revenues were lower than expected however, and the future of the industry looks grim. (15-0)
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Philip Morris stock set for worst day in 10 years - MarketWatch

2018-04-19 marketwatch
Philip Morris International Inc.'s stock was on track for its worst percentage decline in a decade, dragging down other tobacco stocks as cigarette volumes dropped more than expected and the company's IQOS product experienced slower growth. (9-0)
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Record Silver Position Prepped For Final Test

2018-04-19 seekingalpha
A very rare occurrence is taking place in the silver market; silver processors and industrial users are more bullish on prices than the silver bugs. I specialize in reading the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) report. This report breaks down the positions being held by the various market participants. We focus on the battle between the commercial traders and the large speculators. (40-0)
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Philip Morris Results Stoke Global Tobacco Stock Sell-Off - Bloomberg

2018-04-19 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (8-0)
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Your Weekend Guide (April 20, 2018)

2018-04-19 bworldonline
Kiddie Summer Camp CHILDREN CAN immerse themselves in fun-filled summer workshops — ranging from coloring activities to performing arts, and kiddie combat — at Lucky Chinatown’s Kiddie Summer Camp until May 20. Each activity will be facilitated by a group that will help kids nurture interest in their chosen category. Sessions will be available both in the morning and afternoon. On April 20 and 21, kids can advance their coloring skills during the Crayola Arts Classes with the Masters of Likhang Bata Creativity Center at 2 p.
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UPDATE 8-Oil climbs as glut wanes, traders eye $70/bbl on U.S. crude

2018-04-19 reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices hit highs not seen since 2014, with U.S. crude edging closer to $70 a barrel, after OPEC producers told Reuters the inventory overhang has largely disappeared and as top exporter Saudi Arabia aims to push prices even higher. (40-0)
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Fortis to consider only binding bids for hospital business

2018-04-19 livemint
Mumbai: The board of Fortis Healthcare Ltd announced Thursday the appointment of an advisory committee headed by former PWC India chairman Deepak Kapoor to evaluate binding bids that it has so far received for its hospitals business. (6-0)
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Can Smokeless Unit Aid Altria (MO) This Earnings Season?

2018-04-19 zacks
Altria Group, Inc. (MO - Free Report) is slated to release first-quarter 2018 results on Apr 26, before the opening bell. While Altria’s earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the last quarter, it has a mixed record of earnings surprises over the trailing four quarters. We expect the company to gain from sturdy advancements in the smokeless products category, which will be reflected in the upcoming quarterly results. (43-0)
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Nestle Malaysia pays RM7.2m interest for intra-group loan

2018-04-19 themalaymailonline
In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, Nestlé said, its wholly-owned unit, Nestle Manufacturing (M) Sdn Bhd, had obtained an IGL of US$68 millon (RM264 million) from NTC-MEA for general corporate purposes. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 19 ― The interest charges paid for intra-group loan (IGL) from Nestle Treasury Centre-Middle East and Africa Ltd (NTC-MEA) from April 2017 to March 2018 amounted to RM7.2 million, said Nestlé (M) Bhd. (4-0)
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Crypto market cap hits 4-week high, but intraday volatility remains - MarketWatch

2018-04-19 marketwatch
The value of all cryptocurrencies hovered near $350 billion Thursday, with the No. 1 digital currency—which accounts for more than 40% of all 1575 digital currencies—looking to record back-to-back winning days. (40-0)
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Fortis appoints advisory committee headed by Deepak Kapoor to evaluate binding offers

2018-04-19 moneycontrol
Fortis Healthcare Board, which met on Thursday, decided to appoint an expert advisory committee to evaluate "binding" offers. (6-0)
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Firmer oil price helps push Bursa Malaysia to close at all-time high

2018-04-19 themalaymailonline
A view of the bursa stock market exchange board in RHB Investment Bank in Kuala Lumpur February 6, 2018. — Picture Ahmad ZamzahuriKUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The international benchmark Brent crude oil price, which rallied to as high as US$74.44 (RM289) a barrel today, helped give Bursa Malaysia a boost to enable the FBM KLCI to close at an all-time high of 1,895.18, up 15.86 points. (4-0)
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