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EPF investment income rises 5.13% in Q3 to RM12.95 bil, has benefited from overseas equities

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The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) reports an increase in quarterly investment income to RM12.95 billion for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2017 (Q3 2017), despite recorded net impairment of RM791.55mil in the third quarter, more than double the impairment made a year earlier. 778 more words

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When will they ever learn? (The CDO is back)

The FT reports (with its usual light touch ) that the collateralized debt obligation is back and being used by Global Pension Funds (and hedge funds) as an alternative to junk bonds. 450 more words

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National Entrepreneurship fund invites applications

The management of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), has called on individuals and groups with innovative business ideas to apply for support in the form of grants, soft loans or both. 262 more words

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Why have pensions lost their social purpose?

As a delegate to the conservative party conference, I was invited to submit a discussion topic. I asked that we discussed how we can put Britain’s £2tr pounds of pension wealth to good economic use, whether this money could hold the key to the productivity problem and what steps Government could take to oil the wheels. 799 more words

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Am I irrationally exuberant (about my pension)?

Irrational exuberance is unsustainable investor enthusiasm that drives asset prices up to levels that aren’t supported by fundamentals. The term “irrational exuberance” is believed to have been coined by Alan Greenspan in a 1996 speech, “The Challenge of Central Banking in a Democratic Society – …

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Book: Economic Integration in Africa

Economic Integration in Africa
The East African Community in Comparative Perspective

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In this work, Richard E. 405 more words

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New torment for investment consultants - Mike Foster.

Mike is a senior consultant at Montfort Communications. Until recently he was assistant editor at Financial News and that journalistic pedigree shines through in this remarkable piece of writing. 638 more words

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