A visitor is reflected in a logo of Toyota Motor Corp at the company's showroom in Tokyo February 4, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Malaysia: No merger on cards for Sime Darby-UMW auto biz


A merger would need a permission from PNB, a major shareholder in both firms

No dearth of capital in SEA, valuations to be modest: Reapra’s James Bitanga

It has investment worth $100m in 40 startups and 14 self-built companies

Malaysia PE/VC capital commitment at $1.45b in 2016

SC’s task force on PE/VC may come up with recommendations by mid of this year

MY: Stock photo startup 123RF acquires design marketplace TheHungryJPEG

The acquisition may pave way for a listing that Inmagine’s 123RF is considering

Taiwan’s Cathay Fin in talks to buy Bank of Nova Scotia’s Malaysia unit

The deal could be valued at around $200-300 million.

Malaysia’s Iskandar Waterfront Holdings to plan back-door listing

IWH will have a total land bank of more than 7,400 acres in Kuala Lumpur & Johor Bahru

Iflix open to raising additional capital from strategic investor: Patrick Grove

Iflix is planning to launch original content in most of its markets this year.

Netflix competitor Iflix raises $90m from Liberty Global, Zain, others

Sky PLC, Catcha Group and Evolution Media Capital also joined the round.

Having more women role models will help: Rachel Lau, RHL Ventures

“I wouldn’t necessarily advocate quotas, but I can see why it might be helpful”

Malaysian florist BloomThis bags $600k seed funding from Reapra

The company founded in 2015, has experienced tremendous growth in sales since it started.