Al-Salam REITAl-Salam Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is scheduled to be listed in Main Market of Bursa Malaysia on the 29th September 2015. The Initial Public Offering (IPO) consists of 252.36 million units at an IPO price of RM1.00 per unit.

Out of these, 240.76 million units are offered to Malaysian and foreign institutional and selected investors and a retail offering of 11.6 million units to the Malaysian public.

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Aemulus Holdings BerhadAemulus Holdings Bhd, a Penang-based electrical and electronic (E&E) engineering company in the semiconductor tester industry, is scheduled to be listed in ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia on 15th September 2015.

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) consists of 87.79 million new ordinary shares and offer for sale of 43.885 shares at an IPO price of RM0.28 per share at RM0.10 par value. 96.565 million shares will be for private placement & selected investors, 21.943 million shares to the Malaysian public and 13.167 million shares for eligible directors, employees & business associates of Aemulus Holdings Berhad.

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ASW2020

Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB), announced a dividend of 6.4 sen per unit for the Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 for the financial year ending 31st August, 2015.

The dividend is 0.2 sen lower when compare to the 6.6 sen dividend given in 2014. Kindly refer to “Historical ASW2020 Dividend Rate” for previous year dividend since the fund launched.

The dividend will involve a payout of RM1.14 billion. The figures is 2.2 percent higher than the payment of RM1.115 billion made in 2014.

The payout will benefit 883,422 unit holders who currently hold 17 billion units of ASW 2020.

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The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2000 public companies in the world features in Forbes magazine. The ranking is a comprehensive list of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenues, profits, assets and market value

The ranking was first published in 2003 and it is a useful indicator for leading public companies in the world. In 2015, the world’s largest companies shows the dominance of the U.S. and China in the current global business landscape. The two countries split the top 10 spots for a second year in a row. For the first time, China’s four biggest banks own the top four spots.

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Down MarketA friend of mine, Aaron from mr-stingy.com blog, recently compiled 5 valuable opinions of investment strategies during down market from 5 peoples who established their own financial & management internet portal. Worth to note that some of them are also founders of some financial related companies.

I was given a chance by him to give my views on this matter. I never consider myself a financial expert (although Aaron insists me to be one) but I have my on strategies on what need to be done during this period.

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