MSWG Weekly Newsletter 10 March 2023 (English)

he re-tabling of Budget 2023 recently has seen Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announcing the proposal to introduce capital gains tax (CGT) on the disposal of non-listed shares from 2024 onwards. The introduction of CGT could be a sign that the government may introduce more taxes on capital items in the future. But for now, retail shareholders can breathe a sigh of relief as there is no CGT on the disposal of publicly listed shares.

MSWG Weekly Newsletter 03 March 2023 (English)

There have been many principles and practices in investing over the past decades. However, there is only one philosophy that can bring reliable and sustainable returns over a long period of time. It is value investing.

Value investing is an investment philosophy first introduced by Benjamin Graham in 1934 and popularised by Warren Buffett, arguably Graham’s most successful disciple. Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, has achieved a 19.8% compounded annual gain in market value for 58 years! There are other value investors with 20 to 40 years of successful records.

MSWG Weekly Newsletter 17 February 2023 (English)

That US CBP uplifted its ban against Sime Darby Plantation and unlisted YTY Group recently is a cheer for them. These upliftments came after both companies took drastic measures to address allegations of forced labour in their supply chains. 

Undoubtedly, these are wake-up calls for corporations to put ESG at the forefront of their operations to avoid similar predicaments in the future.