Thursday, January 3, 2013

MALAYSIA DAYBOOK: Europlus, IJM, Maybank, Malaysia Air

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MALAYSIA DAYBOOK: Europlus, IJM, Maybank, Malaysia Airports
2013-01-02 20:49:01.17 GMT


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By Barry Porter
Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- West Coast Expressway Sdn., an 80
percent-owned subsidiary of Kumpulan Europlus Bhd. (KEUR MK),
said it signed a concession agreement with the government for a
233 kilometer-highway.
The toll-road will run from Banting in Selangor state to
Taiping in Perak, according to a Kuala Lumpur stock exchange
filing. IJM Corp. (IJM MK) holds the remaining 20 percent of the
concession company.

EQUITY MOVERS:
* Esthetics International (EIG MK): Signs distribution deal
with Davines for hair-care products
* Handal Resources (HDL MK): Subscribes to convertible
preference shares in rig-owner Handrill for 12.7m ringgit
* Maybank (MAY MK): Granted another 6-mo. extension by
Indonesian regulator to cut stake in Bank Internasional
Indonesia
* Malaysia Airports (MAHB MK): Says it handled 9.9% more
passengers in November YoY
* Milux (MILUX MK): Deadline to complete private placement
lapses
* Notion VTEC (NVB MK): Reports fire at Selangor plant
* Oriented Media (OMGB MK): Prices second portion of private
placement shrs at 10 sen each
* United Plantations (UPL MK): Appoints Carl Bek-Nielsen chief
executive director, Ho Dua Tiam resigns as CEO

WHAT TO WATCH:
* 10am: LBS Bina (LBS MK) briefing on 2013 outlook, according
to Bernama

MARKETS:
* Malaysia's FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index fell 0.8%
* The MSCI Asia Pacific Index increased 1.1%
* The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.9%
* Palm oil March-delivery futures advanced 2.7%

For Related News and Information:
Most-read stories about Malaysia today: MNI MALAY 1D <GO>
Malaysian economic statistics: ECST MA <GO>
Malaysian economic forecasts: ECFC MYR <GO>
Malaysian interest rate forecasts: BYFC MYR <GO>
Malaysia's key overnight policy rate: MAOPRATE <INDEX> GP <GO>

--Editor:

To contact the editor responsible for this story:
Barry Porter in Kuala Lumpur at +603-2302-7865 or
bporter10@bloomberg.net

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