Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s second quarter net earnings attributable to its shareholders nearly tripled from a year earlier to USD 12 billion. This is boosted by insurance underwriting and a change to accounting rules.

4:22 – Newsreports quoting industry sources say Gamuda is likely to accept latest offer for SPLASH (Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai Selangor Sdn Bhd).

9:03 – MAHB (Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd) share price rose 8% to RM9.80 on Friday (3 Aug) from RM9.07 last Monday (30 July). Its highest level since listing in 1999.