Best Managed Companies in Malaysia by FinanceAsia

Hong-Kong based FinanceAsia recently revealed a poll results for their 11th annual poll of Asia’s top companies. The pool has tallied votes from over 300 investors and analysts across the region.

The pools evaluate the companies on best managed company, best corporate governance, best investor relations, best corporate social responsibility, most committed to a strong dividend policy, best mid-cap, best small-cap, best CEO & best CFO.

The pool result from Malaysian companies are,

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2011 Ranking of Malaysian Banks Based on Assets Size & Market Capitalization


Finally, the merger between Hong Leong bank & EON bank has completed. This exercise creates Malaysian fourth largest bank based on assets size & market capitalization.

The table below shows the ranking of Malaysian Banks based on assets size and  market capitalization as of early 2011.

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2011 Liveability Ranking for Major Cities in the World

Economic Intelligent Unit

Liveability Ranking published by Economist Intelligence Unit to access the living conditions in 140 cities around the world.

The ranking based on 30 indicators within 5 categories: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure. The survey gives an overall rating of 0-100, where 1 is intolerable and 100 being the most “ideal” city in the world for living.

In 2011, Kuala Lumpur at position 79 in Liveable Ranking. The table below shows the ranking for some of major cities in the world.

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2011 Forbes Global 2000 & Ranking for Malaysian Companies

The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2000 public companies in the world features in Forbes magazine. The ranking is based on four criteria namely  Sales, Profit, Assets and Market value.

The ranking was first published in 2003 and it is a useful indicator for leading public companies in the world.

For 2011 ranking, there are 20 Malaysian companies listed which represent 1 percent of companies in the list.

The table below is top 20 of 2011 Forbes Global 2000 and all the position of Malaysian companies in the list.

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World’s Largest Stock Exchange, Q4 2010

Stock Exchange

2010 was a good year for stock market world wide. Most of them are in positive territory and growth except for those country that affected by economic crisis such as Greece.

The following table shows world’s largest stock exchange  in terms of market capitalization as of 31st December 2010.

Bursa Malaysia retain its 24th position since Q3 2010 with 24% increase in market capitalization.

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