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Malaysian Corporations Making Headway in the Global M&A Scene

October 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Azmi & Associates.

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Malaysian companies continue to make waves internationally by acquiring large companies abroad. Leveraging on the European debt crisis and the weak dollar, these companies have boldly made their mark on a global scale with impressive deals. Cross-border acquisitions are increasing trend in the Asian economic hot spots, with companies in China and India spearheading it. The consistently strong uptrend in foreign acquisitions and the increasing success of the same by China and India for the past few years has spurred growing interests of Southeast Asian companies to extend their reach to other continents.

FGVH's IPO - Second Largest in the World after Facebook

June 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Azmi & Associates.

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Malaysia’s Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (“FGVH”) is a global agricultural and agri-commodities company, with operations in ten countries across the globe. According to Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, FGVH is the third largest oil palm plantation operator in the world based on planted hectarage in 2011. FGVH currently operates 343,521 hectares of oil palm plantation estates in Malaysia that produced 5.2 million metric tonne of fresh oil palm fruit bunches in 2011.

LEGAL FRAMEWORK REGULATING MINING INDUSTRY IN MALAYSIA

November 2011 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by Azmi & Associates.

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MINING IN MALAYSIA 

Malaysia has over 33 different mineral types, comprising metallic, non-metallic and energy minerals. In 2010, the monetary value of the total local mineral production was over four billion ringgit.

The Malaysian Strategic Trade Act 2010

November 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Azmi & Associates.

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On 5 April 2010 the Dewan Rakyat (the lower house of the Parliment of Malaysia) passed the Strategic Trade Act ("STA") introducing Malaysia's first legislation to restrict trade in weapons of mass destruction ("WMD"). It is anticipated that the provisions of the Act will come into effect in July 2011.

Globalisation of Islamic Finance: Malaysia in the Forefront

June 2010 - Finance. Legal Developments by Azmi & Associates.

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Islamic finance is undergoing various progressive stages as one of the fastest growing asset classes in the world. In spite of the continuing aftershock of the global financial crisis and the Dubai debt standstill, the industry is expanding in many emerging markets and introducing new standards that should help develop products and attract investors.

Brief Guide on Doing Business in Malaysia

October 2009 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Azmi & Associates.

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Several exciting developments have taken place in the Malaysian corporate landscape, including the liberalisation of sectors, which were traditionally somewhat protected. These liberalisation initiatives are aimed at welcoming more foreign businessmen to explore the many opportunities of the Malaysian market. In its ongoing efforts to support businesses to flourish, Azmi & Associates provides some practical insight into doing business in Malaysia – from a businessman’s point of view.