Thursday, May 31, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S 3 Price and comparison of Telco Plans

In comparison, DIGI smart plan RM 43 seems more economical, however, it depends on location as some area may have poor coonection. Which package will u choose ?

More information, head over to DiGi’s Galaxy S III page.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

UM improves varsity ranking, 35th in Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — Universiti Malaya (UM) retained its top spot among the country’s higher learning institutes on the QS Asian University Rankings this year, cinching 35th position out of 500 surveyed.
The country’s premier university went up three spots last year from 42nd place in 2010.
However, more than half of the 15 Malaysian universities surveyed saw a fall in their ranking this year, with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), the second-best local institution, sliding five spots to place 58 this year.
“Malaysia’s leading institution Universiti Malaya moves up four places to 35, though overall the nation’s results are more mixed, with nine out of 15 Malaysian universities dropping back compared to 2011,” Danny Byrne, the editor of wrote.
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), which scored 54th spot last year disappeared from the top 300, and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) also dropped from 57th place to 76th this year.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), another local university in the top 100, rose from 76th place to 74th this year.
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) continues to be number one in Asia after first knocking off the University of Hong Kong from the top perch last year.
This year, the National University of Singapore (NUS) climbed up one spot to place second, at the expense of the University of Hong Kong.
Source: Malaysianinsider 2012

Felda Global Ventures launches IPO prospectus 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV), the world's third largest oil palm operator, today launched the prospectus for its initial public offering (IPO).

The company's shares are expected to be listed on the main market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd on June 28, 2012.

Under the IPO, FGV would offer up to 2.19 billion ordinary shares to Malaysian and foreign institutional investors including Bumiputera investors approved by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as well as retail investors.
The retail portion of the IPO consisting of 273.61 million shares will be priced at the lower of RM4.55 and 98 per cent of the institutional offer price, whichever is lower. 
The institutional price will be determined by way of a book-building process.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak launched the prospectus.
FGV group president, Datuk Sabri Ahmad, said the listing was a milestone for the company as it moved forward to transform from a Malaysian champion into a leading regional conglomerate and multinational business.
"A portion of the IPO exercise is expected to be used for capital expenditure to increase efficiency as well as extension of capabilities, acquisitions of plantations, expansion of downstream activities and other working capital requirements," he said at the launch of the prospectus here today.

The strategic initiatives to improve efficiency include extensive oil palm replanting programme to improve age profile at approximately 15,000 hectares per year utilising Felda's award-winning planting materials to increase fresh fruit bunch production and improve oil extraction rate.
The proceeds would also be used for potential acquisitions of additional land bank in South-East Asia and Africa for planting oil palm and rubber by 2015.
Meanwhile, Felda will expand downstream capabilities to enhance value of its upstream products. This includes further acquisitions and investments in refinery assets, consumer packed plants and bulking facilities.
At the same time FGV will continue to focus on upstream and downstream research and development in maintaining business sustainability.
Meanwhile, CIMB Investment Bank Bhd chief executive officer, Datuk Charon Wardini Mokhzani, said the listing of FGV would make it the largest IPO in Asia this year, the largest IPO in the world this year after Facebook and the largest IPO in Malaysia since Petronas Chemical Group in November 2010.
He said up to 2.3 billion shares, representing 63 per cent of the company's enlarged share capital of 3.65 billion shares were being offered: 1.3 billion by way of an offer for sale by Felda and 980 million through a public issue by the company.
Institutional investors are being offered 1.9 billion shares, or 52.5 per cent of the enlarged capital, out of which:

-- 723.5 million shares (19.8 per cent) of the enlarged capital has been allocated to cornerstone investors;
-- 395.6 million shares (10.8 per cent) to state governments'
-- 91.2 million shares (2.5 per cent) to strategic investors;
-- 419.5 million shares (11.5 per cent) to Bumiputera institutional and selected investors approved by Ministry of International Trade and Industry; and,
-- 285.4 million shares (7.8 per cent) for institutional investors.
"There is an over-allotment option of 109.4 million shares, or three per cent," he said.
Charon said eligible settlers and employees had a preferential allocations at the retail price of up to 200.6 million shares, or 5.5 per cent, through blue and pink forms.
"Retail investors are offered 73 million shares, or two per cent, and the retail price is RM4.55 per share or a two per cent discount to the final institutional price, whichever is lower, he said.
"By any measure this is a major global IPO. Assuming a retail price of RM4.55, the offering will raise approximately RM10.5 billion for both Felda Global and Felda and will give Felda Global a market capitalisation in excess of RM16 billion. -- BERNAMA

Source: : New Straits Times 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Top banks join forces to fight fraud

KUALA LUMPUR: The country's top two banks have joined forces to make the fight against online banking fraud more effective.
To begin with, Maybank and CIMB Bank have taken out a series of full-page advertisements in The Star which alert the people against online banking scams.
Maybank Community Financial Services head Lim Hong Tat said the initiative was a prelude to an upcoming industry campaign on Internet banking by the Association of Banks Malaysia (ABM) in co-operation with CyberSecurity Malaysia.
“The advertisements are yet another way to make customers aware of attempts to deceive them into divulging their account details.
“We have received frequent feedback from account holders who said they often received e-mails which claimed to be from the bank, on matters relating to their account details.”
Lim stressed that Maybank never telephoned, e-mailed or sent SMSes to account holders seeking personal or account details like usernames and passwords or telling them to update their account details online.
On the Maybank2u website, users are required to click “OK” on a warning message about online scams before they are able to login to their accounts.
CIMB Bank retail financial services head Peter England said scammers were not only affecting Internet banking but also telebanking services.
“CIMB Bank and Maybank spend large sums each year to ensure that our Internet sites are safe.
“We continuously monitor suspicious transactions. However, we can't completely control the situation if customers respond to emails which are not sent from the bank or if they do not keep their computers free from viruses and malware.'
ABM executive director Chuah Mei Lin said banks “have to comply with a strict set of guidelines when offering e-banking services as well as observe the principles governing e-banking services in accordance with their risk levels”.
Federal Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) director Comm Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said police had liaison officers working with banks to monitor online banking scams, adding that a committee had been formed with ABM to deal with online and offline fraud activities

Source: Star Online

Friday, May 25, 2012

Bursa Malaysia Highest Dividend Stock 2012

Stock name            ISINLast trade P/EEPSDiv PSEx Div DatePayout RatioDiv Yield 
MYL1155OO0008.50 27 20121048.00
MYL5051OO0076.15 13 20121196.50
MYL3816OO0054.18 0.0-0.40.25Sep 26 2011-575.98
MYL6947OO0053.90 14 20121194.90
MYL4162OO00351.62 10 2012974.86
MYL6742OO0001.66 13 2012393.95
MYL4588OO0097.71 11 2012703.89
MYL2445OO00422.16 21 2012563.84
MYL4863OO0065.32 22 2012593.68
MYL1295OO00413.60 15 2012473.53
MYL5398OO0023.44 04 2012503.49
MYL1066OO0097.42 10 2012373.42
MYL5183OO0086.55 07 2011503.40
MYL4197OO0099.50 23 2012443.37
MYL6033OO00417.26 23 2012803.33
MYL1961OO0014.97 14 2012513.22
MYL5681OO00120.10 08 2012693.11
MYL1023OO0007.19 09 2012413.06
MYL1015OO0066.17 30 2011373.01
MYL4715OO0083.58 28 2011332.29
MYL5819OO00712.20 13 2012262.13
MYL1082OO00611.80 13 2011222.12
MYL6888OO0015.44 20 2011321.65
MYL5347OO0096.54 14 2012301.47
MYL4065OO00815.70 25 2012341.46
MYL2194OO0082.69 27 2011321.30
MYL4677OO0001.75 04 2011161.14
MYL3182OO0029.99 28 2011100.80

Last price Updated: 25 May 2012