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KLCI slightly higher on Digi, banks at midday

KUALA LUMPUR: Some fund buying of Digi and selected banks helped underpin the FBM KLCI's gains at midday but the broader market was cautious. (18-0)

Solid banking performance

KUALA LUMPUR: Moody’s Investors Service says its six rated Malaysian banks showed a solid performance in 2017, with additional improvements likely in some areas in 2018, while asset quality will benefit from stronger macroeconomic conditions. (9-0)

Moody’s sees Malaysian banks continuing solid performance in 2018

2018-03-12 themalaymailonline
The six banks in the report are Malayan Banking Bhd,CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, Public Bank Bhd, RHB Bank Bhd, Hong Leong Bank Bhd and AmBank (M) Bhd. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — Moody’s Investors Service says its six rated Malaysian banks showed solid performance in 2017, with additional improvements likely in some areas in 2018. (9-0)

Moody's sees banks asset quality stabilise, profits improve

Moody's said the asset quality and profitability of the six banks generally improved in 2017, while their capitalisation and funding remained adequate. (9-0)

Mixed fortunes for billionaire owners as stocks struggle to hold gains

KUALA LUMPUR: Billionaire bankers and palm oil planters continue to see their wealth grow year-to-date, as the share price of their flagship companies outperformed the broader stock market rise, fuelled by strong earnings outlook. (29-0)

HLB teams up with CGC to offerSME loans

Strategic tie-up: (from left) Hong Leong Bank head of group SME banking Terrence Teoh Yih Min, Fuda, Mohd Zamree and CGC chief business officer Leong Weng Choong at the partnership signing ceremony. (2-0)

Hong Leong Bank partners CGC to offer financing to SMEs

2018-03-06 themalaymailonline
KUALA LUMPUR , 6 March 2018 — Hong Leong Bank (HLB) Bhd signed an agreement with Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) today, to offer financing of up to RM200 million to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). (2-1)

Steel an uneasy sentiment

Trade dampener: Soh says Trump’s action is uncalled for as high-end steel products for automotive, aeroplane and transportation industries are mostly imported. (9-0)

Banks take cautious stance

LOCAL banking groups wrapped up financial year 2017 (FY17) on an overall strong note but most are anticipating challenging times ahead, if some of their key targets set for this year are anything to go by. (10-0)

KL shares in red zone at mid-afternoon

2018-03-02 themalaymailonline
KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — Shares on Bursa Malaysia remained in the red zone at mid-afternoon today, weighed down by selling in selected heavyweights led by Press Metal following US President Donald Trump's plan to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. (13-0)

Bursa opens lower

2018-03-01 themalaymailonline
KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 — Bursa Malaysia extended losses from yesterday to open lower today, as investor sentiment remained bearish after a sharp overnight fall on Wall Street. (10-0)

Bursa ends with a bang on buying sentiment

2018-02-27 themalaymailonline
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Bursa Malaysia reversed yesterday’s losses and finished at more than three-week high today, spurred by persistent buying momentum in selected large-capitalised stocks amid corporate earnings season. (10-0)

South-east Asia stocks rise as US rate concerns ease

2018-02-27 themalaymailonline
Malaysian shares are up 0.6 per cent to a near four-week high. — Picture by Azneal IshakSINGAPORE, Feb 27 — South-east Asian stock markets rose today, in line with broader Asia, as US Treasury yields slipped, assuaging investor concerns about rising interest rates. (2-0)

Bursa stays higher at mid-morning

2018-02-27 themalaymailonline
Market breadth was slightly negative as losers led gainers 391 to 363, while 396 counters remained unchanged, 733 untraded and 52 others suspended. — Picture Ahmad ZamzahuriKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Bursa Malaysia remained higher at mid-morning today and amid persistent buying interest in selected blue-chip finance stocks and heavyweights. (16-0)

Amid industry slowdown, Hong Leong reduces loan growth target

2018-02-27 themalaymailonline
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 29 — Driven by the need to be selective and prudent amid a tough operating environment, Hong Leong Bank Bhd (HLBB) is cutting its loan growth target. (2-0)