Meera Tharmaratnam

Public Bank takes a beating

An unpopular merger plan leads to a market pummelling. Public Bank proponents say investors are thinking too short term.
July 31, 2000

Lucio Tan may snap up 76% of PNB

The Philippine government will decide on Friday whether to sell its 30% stake in the Philippines'' largest troubled lender to its biggest shareholder.
July 20, 2000

Mahathir's son says no to Maybank takeover

Maybank''s plans to take over PhileoAllied Bhd have been scuppered by one of PhileoAllied''s shareholders, Avenue Assets. There''s also more bad news for the Utama-AMMB merger.
July 14, 2000