Malaysia Morning News Roundup For February 27

Malaysia Morning News Roundup For February 27
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Welcome to the Malaysia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Malaysia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


Malaysia morning news

Malaysia Declares Airport Safe for Travel After Kim Jong Nam Assault
Malaysia on Sunday declared its international airport a “safe zone” after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assaulted with a deadly chemical last week.
– Fortune

Nerve agent killed Kim, says Malaysia
Autopsy results on Kim Jong Nam suggest he was killed by “very serious paralysis” due to a lethal nerve agent, Malaysia’s health minister said yesterday, as the airport terminal where he was assassinated was given the all-clear.
The Standard

Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death
Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused “very serious paralysis.”

Many options open to Malaysia in spat with North Korea: Expert
Malaysia has a number of options that could be exercised against North Korea in its diplomatic spat following the murder of Kim Jong-nam, said local think-tank Pacific Research Centre
– Today

Ringgit opens lower against US dollar
The ringgit opened lower this morning on lack of demand and cheaper crude oil
prices, dealers said.
The Sun Daily

MPOB to take proactive measure to expand market share of palm oil
The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) will carry out additional proactive measures to boost the palm oil industry as well as spurn the negative perception of the commodity by the people around the world.
New Straits Times

Trading ideas: KNM, Karex, UEM Edgenta, Daibochi
KNM, Karex, UEM Edgenta and Daibochi are among the stocks which could see trading interest on Monday after the release of their results, says JF Apex Research.
The Star Online

AmInvestment Research maintains Buy on RHB Bank
AmInvestment Research is maintaining our Buy rating on RHB Bank with a higher fair value of RM6 a share (previously: RM5.90 a share) after rolling forward over its valuation to FY18.
The Star Online

CIMB Research retains Add for RHB Bank
CIMB Equities Research has retained its Add recommendation for RHB Bank and reduced its dividend discount model (DDM based target price from RM6.10 to RM5.96.
The Star Online

KLCI inches higher early Monday, ringgit dips
Blue chips inched higher early Monday but overall the broader market was mixed, tracking the cautious key Asian markets ahead of US President Donald Trump’s policy speech on Tuesday.
The Star Online

Malaysia Market Draws Flat Lead For Monday
The Malaysia stock market has moved lower in back-to-back sessions, slipping almost 10 points or 0.6 percent along the way.
Business Insider

Why airlines are still expanding in face of glut
Recent announcements of multibillion-ringgit aircraft orders and aggressive growth plans in seat capacity among four main Malaysian carriers may seem curious to some, in the face of yield and profitability pressures ahead, particularly in the second half of the year.
The Edge Markets



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