New Largest Bank in Malaysia in the Making

A new largest bank in the Malaysia is in the making, in the form of merger between two major local banks – CIMB (CIMB Group Holdings Bhd) and RHB (RHB Capital Bhd).

Largest Bank in Malaysia: CIMB-RHB-MBSB
CIMB Bank

Another entity, Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB) is also set to join the fray, making it the largest merger in the corporate history of Malaysia. It will even eclipse the previous Sime Darby Bhd’s merger with seven companies in 2007.

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has given them the nod and the three companies have signed a 90-day exclusivity agreement as detailed negotiation takes place. The plan is simple: consolidate the businesses of CIMB and RHB into one, and conceive a large Islamic bank franchise with MBSB.

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How to Build Self Confidence

How to build self confidence?

In a fantastic video below, Dr. Ivan Joseph, a former (and successful) football coach, teaches us a few key ways to build self confidence in a popular TED talk session. As of this writing, the talk, which is made available through YouTube, has garnered almost two million views.

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3 Company Profile Samples: Google, Toyota and Chevron

How to write a company profile sample?

There is no one specific way to create one. It pretty much depends on a number of factors that include seeking venture capitalists, bank loans, partnership or simply because you are complying with the regulations (e.g., public listed companies).

One good way is to see how a few top companies in the world make their company profile ready for access in the web. Here, we are looking at three different companies, i.e., Google, Toyota and Chevron, all of which are leaders in their own industry: Internet services, automotive and energy.

And all three have their own way of presenting their company profile.

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Sharifah Aini Dies

Malaysia’s veteran singer Datuk Sharifah Aini has passed away. She died at the Damansara Specialist Hospital, Kuala Lumpur at 1.26am earlier today, 5 July 2014. She succumbed to pulmonary fibrosis (or lung fibrosis), an illness she was first diagnosed some two years back.

Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition where lung tissue is scarred or damaged. As the symptom worsens, a patient becomes progressively difficult to breathe. The illness can be caused by many factors, including infection, microscopic injuries to the lung, pollutants and certain medications.

[Sharifah Aini. Image: jangkaulu]
[Sharifah Aini. Image: jangkaulu]

Datuk Sharifah was 61.

Fondly referred as Kak Pah, she will be remembered for her signature voice that captured the heart of many Malaysians and others from outside of the country.

A Short Datuk Sharifah Aini Profile

Sharifah Aini was born on 2 July 1953 at the Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, and was raised by her grandparents in Kampung Majidee in the same town. Schooled in an Arabic school, she was well verse in Quran recitation and won a number of [Tilawah Al-Quran] recitation competitions during her early age.

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