• Issues  |  APRIL 15, 2014 9:00 PM

    Sime Darby’s industrial machinery

    Overall, Sime Darby Industrial has outperformed the group since the Synergy Drive merger. But its business is cyclical and more volatile than most other divisions. KiniBiz looks at why it needs to stand alone.

  • Issues  |  APRIL 14, 2014 9:00 PM

    Revving up the marques

    Sime Darby’s Motors division is the unassuming poster child of successful overseas expansion, something other government-linked companies (GLCs) should be envious of. As a division it has outperformed the group in revenue and profit contribution. Is it time to wean …

  • Issues  |  APRIL 11, 2014 9:00 PM

    Creating a property behemoth

    A mega merger of Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s property interests, which of course includes Sime Darby’s property division besides SP Setia and the I & P Group, will have interesting and intoxicating consequences. For such a property behemoth, the likes of which have never been seen in Malaysia, the world is its oyster.

  • Issues  |  APRIL 10, 2014 9:00 PM

    Sime Darby Plantation, the big brother

    While the plantations  division has shown some improvement, it still lags behind industry leaders in terms of yield. Meantime, the overall risk profile is increased by a massive inroad into Liberia. KiniBiz examines why Sime Darby Plantation should be listed …

  • Issues  |  APRIL 9, 2014 9:00 PM

    How to break up Sime Darby

    Sime Darby’s own management is already considering spinning off some of its divisions, it appears, though perhaps not to the extent of completely breaking up the conglomerate. But how do you break it up for maximum benefit? In the second of an 8-part series KiniBiz examines the three options available.