Belt and Road initiative

Malaysian firms face heightened cyber risks with shifting political landscape: FireEye

SINGAPORE (Aug 15): With Malaysia’s new government calling for the renegotiation of certain Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) project terms, security company FireEye is expecting heightened espionage activity against Malaysian organisations.

It was last reported in July that Malaysia had already suspended the construction of its major Belt and Road rail project while it seeks to renegotiate the terms of its US$14 billion rail deal with Chinese partners.

5 SGX-listed environmental plays to watch as China goes green

SINGAPORE (Oct 3): As environmental concerns increasingly come under the spotlight in recent years for China’s policymakers, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) believes the country’s businesses with a focus on environmental utilities are likely to play more important roles.

In the weekly newsletter by SGX Gateway, market strategist Geoff Howie notes how the Chinese government has stepped up its efforts to boost environmental protection efforts in recent years, having introduced several initiatives to promote a greener economy.

China's HNA boosts Dufry stake, pursues CWT purchase plan

(Aug 21): Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has completed the acquisition of a 16.2% stake in Swiss airport retailer Dufry AG from Singaporean sovereign funds GIC and Temasek, Dufry and HNA said on Monday.

See: HNA is said to schedule long-awaited vote on US$1 bil CWT deal

China helps Malaysia launch US$13 bil Belt and Road rail project

KUANTAN, MALAYSIA (Aug 9): China and Malaysia broke ground on Wednesday on a US$13 billion ($17.7 billion) rail project linking peninsular Malaysia's east and west, the largest such project in the country and a major part of Beijing's Belt and Road infrastructure push.

The planned 688-km East Coast Rail Link will connect the South China Sea, large parts of which are claimed by China, at the Thai border in the east with the strategic shipping routes of the Straits of Malacca in the west.

Stay actively invested in Greater China & Asia equities: Manulife

SINGAPORE (July 10): Asia ex-Japan equities have outperformed their developed market peers in the year to date, with the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index gaining 22.56% compared to just 9.88% for the MSCI World Index (developed markets), according to Bloomberg statistics cited by Manulife Asset Management.

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