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#3 The Asian Entrepreneur: Interview with Chairman of Sarine Technologies Ltd

Video[embedded content]Audio This is episode #3! Mr. Daniel Gilnert is the Chairman of Sarine Technologies Ltd (SGX:U77). Sarine Technologies Exchange: Singapore Exchange Stock Price: SGD 0.94 (5th June 2018) Market Capitalisation: SGD 334.5 million P/E Ratio: 36.8 x Dividend Yield: 4.4% Mr. Daniel Gilnert is the Chairman of Sarine Technologies (SGX:U77). Sarine Technologies is a key diamond manufacturing process solution provider for the diamond manufacturers across the world. Sarine Technologies has the visual technology to massively improve the efficiency of diamond manufacturing. The story of Sarine Technologies is very interesting. The company was only a small part of another company which...

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Is Kim Loong Resources Bhd A Great Investment?

In 1967, Sharikat Kim Loong Sendirian Berhad was established and began its oil palm plantation operations on a land measuring 1,000 acres in Ulu Tiram, Johor. After nearly 1½ decade later, the company ventured into Sabah and, as a result, expanded quickly in the 1980s and 1990s. Subsequently, it set up Kim Loong Resources Bhd (Kim Loong), placed all of its plantation assets under the new entity and has listed in on Bursa Malaysia in 2000. Since then, it had enlarged its existing operations in both Johor and Sabah and also ventured in Sarawak. As I write, Kim Loong...

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What You Need To Know About Jardine Cycle & Carriage Before Investing

Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd (JCC) has its roots traced back to as far back as the year 1899 when the Chua Brothers set up the Federal Store in Kuala Lumpur. Back then, it was a sundry shop, selling anything from soaps, to screwdrivers, to bicycles. Subsequently, it trades motor vehicles, expanded its business into Singapore, and was renamed to Cycle & Carriage in 1926. Cycle & Carriage started to sell Mercedes Benz vehicles in 1951, was listed on Bursa Malaysia and commenced retailing of Mitsubishi vehicles in Singapore in 1977. In 2000, it began to sell Kia vehicles...

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What You Need To Know About Hyflux Ltd Now

In 1989, Malaysia-born entrepreneur, Olivia Lum had quitted her promising career at Glaxo Pharmaceutical and founded Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd with a start-up capital of S$ 20,000. In her early days, Olivia has knocked on doors of countless factories across Malaysia and Singapore to sell water treatment products. Olivia wanted to give up. But fortunately, she did not. In 1992, Olivia has obtained the exclusive rights to distribute membranes & membrane filtration plants to industrial customers. It was the spark which fuelled the growth of Olivia’s business. Nine years later, in 2001, Olivia had listed Hyflux Ltd on the...

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Should We Be Investing In Breadtalk Group Ltd Now?

In July 2000, Dr. George Quek has opened its first Breadtalk outlet at Bugis Junction. Promptly, Breadtalk has expanded into a well-known local bakery brand in Singapore. It was subsequently listed on the SGX in 2003. Since its listing, Breadtalk has ventured into restaurants and food atriums and grown its presence in 17 different countries worldwide. As I write, Breadtalk Group Ltd (Breadtalk) is among Asia’s leading food & beverage conglomerates worth S$ 524.3 million in market capitalization. In this article, I’ll list down 8 key things that you need to know about Breadtalk before you invest. #1: Stock...

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7 Things to Note About Jumbo Group Limited

Singaporeans love to eat, which explains the myriad of eateries and restaurants found all over the island. Some of the more established Food and Beverage (F&B) players even went on to list on the local stock exchange when they have attained certain scale. And among the listed restaurant operators, Jumbo Group Limited is synonymous with one of Singapore’s iconic dishes – Chilli Crab, that is served daily to thousands of diners in 5 of its namesake restaurants locally. However, consumers’ taste can be fickle and it is inherently challenging to maintain and grow an F&B company. Here are seven...

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How To Invest In An Uncertain Environment?

This Article was first published on 30th April 2018 on our Asia-In-Focus Newsletter. To get the latest newsletters, click here. Musing About Malaysia Election & The Trade War The market is up! The market is down! The market is up! The market is down! That seems to be the financial news over the past month. It might appear that the financial market is more volatile at the moment and market sentiment is bad, but in fact, the market has only declined about 1-2% last month. Against the peak in January 2018, the market is down about 7%. So what is worrying...

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How To Invest In An Uncertain Environment?

This Article was first published on 30th April 2018 on our Asia-In-Focus Newsletter. To get the latest newsletters, click here. Musing About Malaysia Election & The Trade War The market is up! The market is down! The market is up! The market is down! That seems to be the financial news over the past month. It might appear that the financial market is more volatile at the moment and market sentiment is bad, but in fact, the market has only declined about 1-2% last month. Against the peak in January 2018, the market is down about 7%. So what is worrying...

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Can We Still Invest In CIMB Group Holdings Bhd?

Listed in 1987, CIMB Group Holdings Bhd (CIMB Group) is the fifth largest banking group in Southeast Asia. It operates from over 851 branches that are located across 15 nations, including all 10 countries in the ASEAN region. As I write, CIMB Group is valued at RM 62.2 billion in market capitalization. In this article, I’ll list down 8 things that you need to know about CIMB Group before you invest. #1: Stock Symbol Ticker Symbol: KLSE: CIMB / KLSE: 1023Market Capitalization: RM 62.2 Billion (12 May 2018) Share Price: RM 6.90 (12 May 2018) Industry: Finance Syariah Compliant:...

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Can We Still Invest In CIMB Group Holdings Bhd?

Listed in 1987, CIMB Group Holdings Bhd (CIMB Group) is the fifth largest banking group in Southeast Asia. It operates from over 851 branches that are located across 15 nations, including all 10 countries in the ASEAN region. As I write, CIMB Group is valued at RM 62.2 billion in market capitalization. In this article, I’ll list down 8 things that you need to know about CIMB Group before you invest. #1: Stock Symbol Ticker Symbol: KLSE: CIMB / KLSE: 1023Market Capitalization: RM 62.2 Billion (12 May 2018) Share Price: RM 6.90 (12 May 2018) Industry: Finance Syariah Compliant:...

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Is Luxchem Corporation Bhd Worth Investing In Now?

In 1984, Mr. Tang Ying See quitted his job as a Senior Manager of a chemical trading company to start his own business. It was a sole proprietorship and it was into marketing of industrial chemicals known as Lux Trading. Four years later, Madam Chin Song Mooi, his wife, quitted her job as an accountant in a building and construction company to help build her husband’s business. The husband and wife duo had grown their businesses rapidly. Subsequently, in 2008, they have listed their businesses on Bursa Malaysia under the listing name: Luxchem Corporation Bhd (Luxchem). Since then, it...

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8 Key Things To Know About Haw Par Corporation Ltd Before Investing

Haw Par Corporation Ltd (Haw Par) has a century-old legacy where its roots are traced back to the 19th century. It started with Aw Boon Haw (the Tiger) and his brother, Aw Boon Par (the Leopard) in the British colonial days. The two brothers had perfected their dad’s recipe of making ointments, which in turn, led to the production of ‘Tiger Balm’. The two founding brothers, Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, passed away in 1944 and 1954. Subsequently, Aw Cheng Chye, the son of Aw Boon Par, took control over the family’s businesses. In 1969, Haw Par...

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8 Things You Must Know About Sunway Construction Group Bhd

Sunway Construction Group Bhd (SCG) has its roots traced back to 1981. At that time, it started its operations as Sungei Way Quarry & Construction Sdn Bhd with its first project being a carpark and road resurfacing works in Bukit Damansara worth RM 21,000. Subsequently, in the 1980s, it began to grew as it developed Bandar Sunway, an award-winning township that was originally a 800-acre tin mine wasteland located some 20km away from Kuala Lumpur. In 1997, the construction company was first listed on Bursa Malaysia. 7 years later, it was privatized and delisted from the stock exchange. In...

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10 Stocks That Might Benefit From The Policies of The New Malaysia Government

The new Malaysia Government has only been formed six days ago. However, they have long published a 150-page manifesto to guide them to achieve their objective for the next 5 years. We dug through the manifesto to better understand what is the government’s plan for the future and how these policies might affect many of the companies listed on Bursa Malaysia. Here are 10 companies which we feel might benefit from the policies set out in the new manifesto. Abolish GST The 6% Good and Service Tax (GST) implemented by the previous administration have been blamed for much of...

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5 Stocks That Might Be Affected By The New Malaysia Government

A new dawn is beginning in Malaysia. That is the spirit in the air. The opposition (now government) coalition has finally succeeded in winning the vote of the people to force, the incumbent out of office after 61 years. It was a major upset for the previous government but also an interesting development for investors in the country. With a new government would come a new set of policies and objectives. What does it all mean for investors in the country? Today, we dig out 5 stocks that might be negatively affected by the new Malaysia Government. Large Major...

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