Recently, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) launched the Malaysian retail bonds and sukuk framework that allows retail investors to directly invest in bonds and sukuk. The framework is part of the initiative under the SC’s Capital Market Masterplan 2 to facilitate greater retail participation in the bond and sukuk market.

The retail bonds and sukuk framework is intended to meet retail investors’ demand for access to a wider range of investment products. Issuers will now also have access to a larger pool of investors.

The framework will come into two phases,

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IGB REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) is scheduled to be listed in Main Market of Bursa Malaysia on the 21st September 2012. The Initial Public Offering (IPO) consists of 670 million units at an indicative IPO price of RM1.25 per unit.

Out of these, 469 million units are offered to Malaysian and foreign institutional and selected investors and a retail offering of 201 million units to the public, eligible directors and employees of the group.

The institutional price will be determined by way of book building while for the retail application, it is payable at RM1.25 upon application. If the final retail price is lower, the difference will be refunded.

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One of the best ways to compound and grow your wealth is through investing… and the easiest way is through retail. However, the challenge is always about the right stocks to buy or invest so that you ensure minimal risk and at the same time, gaining maximum returns from of your investments.

Now have you ever wondered why some people almost always win in the stock market? It’s not that they are lucky, but rather, they do follow a simple methodology call – Value Investing.

People like Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch or even Tan Teng Boo, the Warren Buffett of Malaysia.

If you are looking forward to discover how the rich really invest and their secret to success, I do hope that you’ll join me in this upcoming Value Investing Summit on 31st March to 1st April 2012.

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Perpetual is one of the oldest financial institutions in Australia. It was established in Sydney in 1886 under the name Perpetual Trustee Company (Limited). It is known as one of the most experienced investment and trustee groups.

With over 120 years of operating history, Perpetual has helped countless Australian’s individuals, families and companies to protect and manage their wealth through a proper and brilliant investment strategy specially formulated to fit their needs.

To ensure an outstanding performance on the investment, Perpetual has a very clear investment philosophy and applies it diligently while investing client’s funds.

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Recently, Lembaga Tabung Haji or Pilgrim Fund Board of Malaysia announced a 6.0 percent dividend for financial year end 31st December 2011. The total dividend payout was RM1.67 billion, an increase of 25 per cent against RM1.33 billion in 2010.

The dividend was 0.5 per cent higher than the 2010 rate, which was 5.5 per cent and will benefited 6.9 million depositors nationwide. The dividend will be deposited the their account on Wednesday 8th February 2012.

Kindly refer to “Historical Tabung Haji Dividend Rate” page for previous year dividend.

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