EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today

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Dirty dealings. Corporate battles. Consumer woes. Here are five things you need to know today.

1. Axiata Group Bhd chief Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim has come out to say that the planned Axiata-Telenor merger is still on, as the telco reports better earnings.  

2. Malayan Banking Bhd saw a slight dip in 2QFY19 earnings on higher overheads. 

3. CIMB Group Bhd’s 2QFY19’s net profit slips 24%, but it declares a higher dividend.  

4. After 25 years, Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd is set to be delisted.  

5. Six months after becoming PM, Datuk Seri Najib Razak moved to tighten his hold on 1MDB the court learns as the 1MDB-Tanore trial enters day two.