Breaking up Sime Darby is a smart move — Aberdeen CEO

KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): Sime Darby Bhd’s decision to unlock value for its shareholders by breaking its conglomerate structure into three distinct pure play companies is a smart move, said Aberdeen Asset Management plc co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Martin Gilbert.

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Public Bank lowers BR, BLR by 23 bps

KUALA LUMPUR (July 26): Public Bank Bhd announced yesterday that it will reduce its base rate (BR) and base lending rate (BLR) or base financing rate by 23 basis points (bps) from tomorrow onwards, following Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) move to cut the overnight policy rate by 25 bps to 3%.

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