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NOW OPEN: ALB Employer of Choice Survey 2014
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The 2014 Employer of Choice survey, open to law firm employees from the paralegal level right up to managing partner, quizzes respondents on a... Full Article
Wheelock, tycoon offer to buy Singapore's Hotel Properties
A consortium that includes Singapore tycoon Ong Beng Seng and Wheelock Properties (Singapore) Ltd offered on Tuesday to buy Hotel Properties Ltd for S$3.50 per share, valuing the company at around S$1.8 billion ($1.4 billion). Full Article
Diageo in $1.9 bln bid to raise stake in United Spirits
London-based Diageo Plc on Tuesday relaunched a bid to increase its stake in India's United Spirits Ltd, making a $1.9 billion bet on rising incomes in a country where consumption of alcohol remains relatively low Full Article
Fuji Heavy 'plans factory to make Boeing 777X wing boxes'
Japan's Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd plans to open a plant as early as next year to build wing boxes for Boeing Co's 777X passenger jet, the Nikkei reported Full Article
Hong Kong to issue up to $1 bln sukuk after summer
Hong Kong's government plans to issue as much as $1 billion worth of Islamic bonds later this year, a spokesperson for its central bank said, suggesting the territory's debut sukuk issue might be larger than initially expected. Full Article
5 S.Korea firms win $7.2 bln in Kuwait refinery orders
Five South Korean companies have won a combined $7.2 billion in orders from Kuwait National Petroleum Company to expand capacity and improve environmental standards at two oil refineries. Full Article


A greener Malaysia
Malaysia’s five-year old initiative to push green technologies is paying dividends as Western corporations and international funding agencies are joining in to promote environment friendly projects in the country. And the related commercial documentations for the new laws and regulations... Full Article
Capital opportunities
After a tumultuous 2013, Indonesia’s capital markets have shown cause for cautious optimism at the start of 2014, as shown by the return of foreign capital inflows into the stock market, and the government’s global bond issuance in January being... Full Article
Overseas ambitions
Korean companies, rich in cash reserves, are increasingly looking overseas to fulfil their global ambitions. In addition to China, South America and the Middle East, there has been a significant focus on Southeast Asia, which boasts attractive growth rates and... Full Article
A new regime
After years in the making, Malaysia’s Personal Data Protection Act came into force last November. The Act is the first of its kind in Malaysia, and changes the manner in which organisations, including law firms, interact with their employees and... Full Article

Special Reports

Islamic Finance Education: What Does It Entail?
By INCEIF | 03 Apr 14
When we talk about finance, we are really talking about the way the finance is managed at the individual, corporate or public levels. However, when we add the adjective Islamic to finance, it gives a completely different picture. Islamic finance...
Online Know-how Arrives In The Asian Legal Market
By Practical Law Company | 29 Mar 14
In the past decade, high quality legal know-how and information services have changed the way lawyers work in London, New York and other key western markets. With the launch of Practical Law China, the first service of its kind to...
Pharmaceutical Laws In Malaysia
By Azmi & Associates | 24 Mar 14
The National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia has issued the Drug Registration Document Guidance Document (DGRD) which serves as a reference for the drug registration process including quality control, inspection and licensing and post-registration activities of...