Sales Performance of Automotive Brand in Malaysia
Comparison of the year 2018 and the year 2019 for car sales of different brand in Malaysia for the first 8 months. The two national brands, Proton and Perodua has bucked the downtrend of the automotive industry and recorded a higher sales number. Good product mix and price have helped them to stay afloat.
Miscellaneous Inverted Yield Curve
Interest rate affects us in every aspect of our life. We look at the interest rate when we are applying for a home loan or placing our fixed deposit. The interest rate of Malaysia is largely determined by the interest rate of our government bond, Malaysia Government Securities (MGS). The spread of the MGS is a very strong tool to forecast the economy and it has never failed to predict a recession. When the short term interest rate is higher than a long term interest rate, a recession is imminent.
Merger and acquisition that creates value
Companies may acquire someone to eliminate the industry competition or to complement with its current products and services. However, some companies acquire another company just to grow bigger and this is also known as empire building. Here is a checklist that helps you to identify whether a merger & acquisition is creating value for the company or it is destroying value.