Secrets to Discover the “Desirable” Property

New Bob GroupReal estate is a long term investment to generate high return. It’s a highly valuable sector which can’t tolerate risk. Therefore, investors frequently seek for countries that can provide them long term stability and low risk environment. To date, the Malaysian property market has always been an appealing destination to fulfill investors’ needs  and is no stranger to them. Malaysia boasts an excellent destination for avid property investors due to its stable social and economic atmosphere which have greatly boosted the growth of the sector.

Based on statistics, the Malaysian property investment has proven to be constantly at its advantage. Over the past five years, apartments have been on the rise at a rate of 40-60% valuation while houses rose with 20%. These figures indicate a signs of no slowing down in the market. People always opt for new apartments or new houses as this market offers lucrative return. To look for the desirable home,making the right choice ranging from location, price and even the aesthetics of the home are extremely important.

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Westport Holdings Berhad IPO

Westport HoldingsWestport Holdings Bhd, the operator of the country’s busiest port, is scheduled to be listed in Main Market of Bursa Malaysia on 18th October 2013.

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) consists of 813.19 million shares. 710.89 million are set aside for cornerstone/institutional investors and 102.3 million for Malaysian Public,employees and people who have contributed to the Westport group.

The retail price of the offering is RM2.50 per share at RM0.10 par value. The final retail price will be determine through book building exercise. If the final retail price is less than the retail price, there will be a refund to the retail investors.

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AS 1Malaysia Unitholders Get 6.70 sen Dividend for 2013


Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), announced a dividend of 6.70 sen per unit for Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS 1Malaysia) for the financial year ended 30th September 2013.

The  dividend is 0.10 sen per unit higher then 6.60 sen per unit announced last year & it is the highest since it was launched in 2009. Kindly refer to “Historical AS1 Malaysia Dividend Rate” for previous year dividend.

The dividend will involve a total payment of RM593.06 million and will benefit 365,355 unit holders who currently hold 8.02 billion units of AS 1Malaysia.

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EPF Top 30 Equity Investments in Bursa Malaysia, Q2 2013


EPF reveals its top 30 equity investments in Bursa Malaysia quarterly since aarch 2010. The aim for the report is to promote greater transparency and to reassure members that investment undertaken are in the best interest of growing their retirement savings and in accordance to best practices in investment and governance.

When compared to previous quarter, the most notable change was  Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd appear on the list while Malayan Banking Bhd dropped.

In the same period, EPF increased their share in UMW Holdings Berhad for 2.36 percent and reduce holding in MBM Resources Bhd by 3.24 percent. Generally, EPF increase their investment in Plantation Sector &  reduce investment in Banking sector.
The table below are the tops 30 Equity Investments in companies listed on Bursa Malaysia as of 3th June 2013.

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Comparison Between of Payment Processors in Malaysia

Online PaymentIn Malaysia, online shopping grows tremendously in the recent years. In the year, 2010, the market size for online shopping was approximately RM 1.8 billion. The figure is expected to grow over RM 5 billion in 2014, which represent 35 percent increase per year

Low prices, convenience, easy to compare & save time are among the main reason why Malaysian shop online.

Entrepreneurs may want to take advantage of the scenario by launching an online shopping website. If you’re one of them or planning to be, you want to explore the choice of Payment Processors that is available in Malaysia.

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