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8 things we learned from IGB REIT’s 2017 AGM

IGB REIT (Bursa: 5227) is a retail REIT that owns two prime properties strategically located in Klang Valley, Malaysia: Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Mall. Mid Valley Mall is Malaysia’s largest retail mall with a net lettable area (NLA) of 1.82 million square feet and 6.092 carpark bays. The mall is a one-stop destination […]

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13 things you need to know about Astro Malaysia Holdings before you invest

In Malaysia, we have several free-to-air TV channels. They include TV1, TV2, TV3, NTV7 and 8TV. TV1, TV2 and TV3 are mainly targeted for Malay viewers as they air more Malay programmes. NTV7 has more English-language programmes and it closely resembles Channel 5 in Singapore. Meanwhile, 8TV is catered for the local Chinese audience as […]

12 things I learned from Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust’s 2017 AGM

Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIR; SGX: D5IU) is a Singapore-listed retail REIT with a portfolio of 20 retail malls and seven retail spaces located in Indonesia with a total net lettable area of 851,850 square metres. 10 retail malls and three retail spaces are located in Jakarta alone. LMIR’s properties have over 3,400 tenants […]

4 reasons why Public Bank could have made you a millionaire today

I recently opened a bank account at Public Bank. When I was at the branch, it was noisy, chaotic and felt like a visit to a government department. I had to fill up an account opening form that was badly photocopied, waited in line for close to an hour before finally getting my bank account […]

21 things I learned from AirAsia’s 2017 AGM

Started 16 years ago with only two commercial planes, AirAsia (Bursa: 5099) now flies 174 commercial aircraft covering 225 routes connecting 109 destinations in 18 countries. By the end of this year, shareholders will be proud to know AirAsia will be operating 202 aircraft. With the motto: “Now everyone can fly”, AirAsia has flown 369 […]

8 things you need to know about BIMB Holdings before you invest

Today, Islamic banking remains as a key driver of growth in the local banking industry in Malaysia. Over the past decade, both local and foreign banks have set up Islamic banks to provide a wide range of Shariah-based financial services to local Muslim customers which made up approximately 70% of the population of Malaysia. To […]

8 things I learned from Al-Salam REIT’s 2017 AGM

For those who have travelled between Singapore and Malaysia through the causeway, you have noticed the City Square Mall located right beside Johor immigration complex. For years, City Square Mall has been the only modern mall located on the main street of Johor Bahru. However, in recent years, the redevelopment of Johor Bahru city has […]

5 reasons why Moody’s has downgraded China for the first time in nearly 30 years

For the first time since 1989, Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded China’s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings to “A1” from “Aa3”, on expectations that the republic’s financial strength will erode somewhat over the coming years due to rising economy-wide debt as potential slows. China’s local currency bond and deposit ceilings, as well […]