Friday, January 11th, 2019


Dynaciate Engineering emerges as Tatt Giap’s largest shareholder

PETALING JAYA: Dynaciate Engineering Sdn Bhd has emerged as the largest shareholder of Tatt Giap Group Bhd after it raised its stake to 29.74% from 12.95% previously.

According to Tatt Giap, Dynaciate Engineering’s move further reinforces its commitment to elevate Tatt Giap’s growth and performance while delivering more value to shareholders.

Tatt Giap executive director Khoo Song Hen, who is also managing director of Dynaciate Engineering, said it has solid plans and strategies to give a boost to the group’s momentum to progress further.

“However, in order for our plans to be executed seamlessly and materialise successfully, we need to ensure that our voice is strong enough. Thus, we made a decision to increase our stake in the group,” he said in a statement.

“With this, we are confident that the group’s upcoming new ventures and undertakings will prove to be fruitful pairing it together with existing Tatt Giap’s industry experience and expertise,” he added.

He said the group will now have a full stream of businesses, from manufacturing of steel products to engineering and construction of plants and facilities for the oil and gas and refining, chemical and chemical products, oleo-chemicals as well as pharmaceutical and food processing industries.

Dynaciate Engineering made its entry in Tatt Giap on Nov 9, 2018 with a 12.95% stake, after it acquired 22.1 million shares at 31 sen per share via direct business transactions. A few days after Dynaciate Engineering’s entry, the group announced its intention to rebrand itself as Dynaciate Group Berhad.

For the financial year ended June 30, 2017, Dynaciate Engineering registered a revenue of RM236 million, with plant and facility construction contributing 66.6%, workers accommodation and facility construction contributing 25.9%, steel fabrication contributing 4.1% and others contributing 3.4%.

Ringgit ends marginally higher against the US dollar

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Virgin Atlantic consortium agrees to buy Flybe

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Perisai’s regularisation plan rejected by Bursa, to be delisted on Feb 13

PETALING JAYA: Trading in the securities of Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Bhd will be suspended from Jan 22 following the rejection of its proposed regularisation plan.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Perisai said its securities will be delisted on Feb 13 unless an appeal against the rejection of the regularisation plan and delisting is submitted on or before Feb 10.

If Perisai submits an appeal to Bursa Securities within the appeal timeframe, the delisting on Feb 13 will be deferred, pending the authority’s decision on the company’s appeal.

The company triggered the Practice Note 17 (PN17) criteria as it defaulted on debt repayment.

In May last year, it announced plans to cancel off accumulated losses, issue shares and irredeemable and redeemable unsecured loan stocks to settle debt and a rights issue to raise funds.

The proposed plans were to enable it to focus its business on the oil drilling rig and the floating production, storage and offloading unit, Perisai Kamelia, as part of its business rationalisation exercise.

Ghosn hit with more charges, release unlikely

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Leading Brexit donors say Britain will reverse decision to leave EU

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French court rules against Uber in ‘employment’ contract case

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Asia markets end strong week on positive note

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Ideas raises concerns over potential government-led market distortions in the housing market

KUALA LUMPUR: The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) has warned the government to be careful of not intervening the housing market directly and creating distortions.

As the National Affordable Housing Council plans to build one million affordable homes in the next 10 years, Ideas senior fellow Dr Carmelo Ferlito’s (pix) concern is not rooted in the targeted numbers of houses per se, but pointed out that the government’s involvement in the industry may hurt the industry in the long run.

He said market information is by nature dispersed into individual minds and therefore not collectable by a single central planner; it is also dynamically created, and modified, through billions of market interactions.

“Therefore, while a central planner can possess the necessary technical knowledge in order to build one million affordable houses, what is impossible to be gathered is the entrepreneurial knowledge about the actual market needs (including the conditions of time and place). This is what makes impossible for the government to know what the market truly needs. It is best to leave the market to the entrepreneurs since they are the players who are continuously engaged with the market process,” said Ferlito in a statement.

He added that development plans need not only to be implemented but also timely revised because of new information acquired via market interactions.

“A central plan would suffer from rigidity and would lack the necessary interaction with market forces in order to discover if it needs to be revised; this would bring about losses which, in the case of government enterprises, fall on taxpayer’s shoulders.”

The government had previously signalled its intention to conduct an open tender to engage the private sectors in providing affordable homes, which Ferlito believed that this could be a move in the right direction (although not optimal), rather than building houses directly through government-linked companies or ministry agencies.

“I believe there is demand for affordable houses and I also believe that only private entrepreneurs can elaborate sound plans in line with the real market needs. This does not necessarily have to be focused on home ownership, but also toward new rental schemes,” said Ferlito.

It said it is quite an ambitious plan to build one million houses by 2028, considering that the entire private sector was only able to provide an average of 200,000 new launches across all price ranges per year during the best years of the property market.

Nissan files criminal complaint against Ghosn

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