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Published: Wednesday February 6, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 17, 2013 MYT 1:36:36 AM

Malaysia-Market factors to watch on Feb 6(Wednesday)

KUALA LUMPURL Following is a list of events in Malaysia as well as news company-related and market news which could have an influence on the Malaysian market.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, oil rebound on economic data

SE Asia Stocks-Most retreat; Jakarta off high after weak Q4 GDP

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MALAYSIA, IN TIMES LOCAL FOLLOWED BY GMT:

* Paramount Corporation Bhd signs private debt securities programmes, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 10.30 am (0230)

* Prime Minister Najib Razak launches 1Malaysia Concern Scheme at Prime Minister's Office, Putrajaya at 1245pm (0445)

* Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad launches coffee table book title 'Antartica: Malaysia's Journey to the Ice' at the Research Management and Innovation Complex, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur at 1500pm (0700)

MARKET NEWS

> Nikkei jumps 2 pct after BOJ chief signals early departure

> Wall St bounces back after sell-off; results a boost

> U.S. bonds slip as investors flock to riskier assets

> Yen under relentless pressure, euro rebounds

> Gold lower as economy improves, platinum metals up

> Brent jumps, hits 20-week high on strong data, sentiment

> Palm eases after four straight gains, industry data eyed MALAYSIA IN THE NEWS:

> Paper firm says to stop cutting Indonesia's natural forests

> Australian solar consortium plans offshore sukuk - Reuters

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch Feb 6(Wednesday)

KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets.

FUNDAMENTALS

* Malaysian palm oil futures eased on Tuesday on profit-taking after four straight sessions of gains, but hopes of better-than-expected inventory and export data next week limited losses.

* U.S. corn fell on Wednesday, extending losses into a fourth consecutive session, as favorable weather was forecast for Argentina, pushing prices to a near one-week low.

* Brent crude rose on Tuesday, hitting a 20-week high as positive economic data and strong corporate earnings reports lifted Wall Street stocks and other financial markets.

MARKET NEWS

* Global equity markets and oil prices bounced back on Tuesday after data showed the vast U.S. services sector extended a three-year expansion in January, while business activity in the euro zone showed signs of recovery.

* Oil rebounded on Tuesday, with London's Brent crude nearing a five-month high on rosy U.S. and European data, while cocoa jumped on technical buying and worries about tighter supply and political instability in top growing country Ivory Coast. RELATED NEWS

> Forecasters raise Brazil soy crop views

> Brazil exempts 1 mln tns wheat from import tariff - Reuters

DIARY - Malaysia - Feb 6(Wednesday)

ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND IN LOCAL TIME FOLLOWED BY GMT IN BRACKETS

WEDNESDAY, FEB 6

* SEPANG - Brahim's Holdings Bhd launches new name and logo of LSG Sky Chefs Brahim's Sdn Bhd at Sunken Plaza, Catering Building, MAS Complex, South Support Zone, KL International Airport (KLIA) at 0845am (0045).

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade), Halal Industry Development Corp and KasehDia Sdn Bhd official announcement of "World Halal Week 2013" at Menara Matrade, Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Paramount Corporation Bhd signs private debt securities programmes at Hilton Hotel, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur at 1030am (0230).

* PUTRAJAYA - Chinese New Year message by Information, Communication and Culture Minister Rais Yatim and several ministers at Sri Perdana Complex, Putrajaya at 1230pm (0430).

* PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Najib Razak launches 1Malaysia Concern Scheme at Prime Minister's Office, Putrajaya at 1245pm (0445).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Information, Communications and Culture Minister Rais Yatim holds a press conference on "Experience The Fire And of Cardiff City Football" at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur at 1430pm (0630).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Magna Prima Bhd launches Jalan Kuching Commercial Centre (Phase 2), at the Showroom, Magna City Development Sdn Bhd, Boulevard Business Park Sales Gallery PT6005, Jalan Kepayang, Off Jalan Kuching at 1430pm (0630).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad launches coffee table book title 'Antartica: Malaysia's Journey to the Ice' at the Research Management and Innovation Complex, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur at 1500pm (0700).

KUALA LUMPUR - Sunlight Unicablink official launch of its taxi booking app and first GPS-enabled taxis in Malaysia at Pavillion KL, Shopping Mall, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur at 1845pm (1045).

FRIDAY, FEB 8

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 31 January 2013.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, FEB 11-12

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Chinese New Year.

WEDNESDAY, FEB 20

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of 4th Quarter 2012 GDP and January 2013 Consumer Price Index (CPI).

FRIDAY, FEB 22

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 15 February 2013.

THURSDAY, FEB 28

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of January 2013 Money Supply data, and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end January 2013.

THURSDAY, MAR 7

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 28 February 2013, and Monetary Policy Statement.

MONDAY, MAR 11 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of January 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI), January 2013 Manufacturing Sales and January 2013 External Trade data.

WEDNESDAY, MAR 20 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of February 2013 Consumer Price Index.

FRIDAY, MAR 22

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 15 March 2013.

FRIDAY, MAR 29

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of February 2013 Money Supply data, and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end February 2013.

FRIDAY, APR 5

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 29 March 2013 and February 2013 External Trade data.

THURSDAY, APR 11 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of February 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and February 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

WEDNESDAY, APR 17 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of March 2013 Consumer Price Index.

MONDAY, APR 22

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 15 April 2013.

TUESDAY, APR 30

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of March 2013 Money Supply data, and Detailed Disclosure International Reserves as at end March 2013.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Labour Day.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 30 April 2013 and March 2013 External Trade data.

THURSDAY, MAY 9

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of BNM Monetary Policy Statement, March 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and March 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of 1st Quarter 2013 GDP.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 15 May 2013 and April 2013 Consumer Price Index.

FRIDAY, MAY 24

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Wesak Day.

FRIDAY, MAY 31

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of April 2013 Money Supply data and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end April 2013.

SATURDAY, JUN 1

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - The Yang di-

Pertuan Agong's Birthday.

WEDNESDAY, JUN 5 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of April 2013 External Trade data.

FRIDAY, JUN 7

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 31 May 2013.

TUESDAY, JUN 11 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of April 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and April 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

WEDNESDAY, JUN 19 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of May 2013 Consumer Price Index.

FRIDAY, JUN 21

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 14 June 2013.

FRIDAY, JUN 28

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of May 2013 Money Supply data, and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end May 2013.

THURSDAY, JUL 4 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of May 2013 External Trade data.

FRIDAY, JUL 5

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 28 June 2013.

THURSDAY, JUL 11

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of BNM Monetary Policy Statement, May 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and May 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

WEDNESDAY JUL 17 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of June 2013 Consumer Price Index.

MONDAY, JUL 22

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 15 July 2013.

WEDNESDAY, JUL 31

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of June 2013 Money Supply data, and release of Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end June 2013.

MONDAY, AUG 5 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of June 2013 External Trade data.

WEDNESDAY, AUG 7

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 31 July 2013, June 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and June 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, AUG 8-9

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Hari Raya Puasa

(Eid-Fitr).

WEDNESDAY, AUG 21

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of 2nd Quarter 2013 GDP and July 2013 Consumer Price Index.

THURSDAY, AUG 22

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 15 August 2013.

FRIDAY, AUG 30

KUALA LUMPUR - Release July 2013 Money Supply data and release of Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end July 2013.

SATURDAY, AUG 31

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - National Day.

THURSDAY, SEP 5

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of BNM Monetary Policy Statement.

FRIDAY, SEP 6

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 30 August 2013, and July 2013 External Trade data.

WEDNESDAY, SEP 11 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of July 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and July 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

MONDAY, SEP 16

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Malaysia Day.

WEDNESDAY, SEP 18 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of August 2013 Consumer Price Index.

MONDAY, SEP 23

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 13 September 2013.

MONDAY, SEP 30

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of August 2013 Money Supply data and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end August 2013.

FRIDAY, OCT 4 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of August 2013 External Trade data.

MONDAY, OCT 7

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 30 September 2013.

THURSDAY, OCT 10 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of August 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and August 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

TUESDAY, OCT 15

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Hari Raya Haji

(Eid-Adha).

TUESDAY, OCT 22

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 14 October 2013.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 23 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of September 2013 Consumer Price Index

THURSDAY, OCT 31

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of September 2013 Money Supply data, and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end September 2013.

SATURDAY, NOV 2

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Deepavali.

TUESDAY, NOV 5

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Moslem New Year.

THURSDAY, NOV 7

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of BNM Monetary Policy Statement.

FRIDAY, NOV 8 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of September 2013 External Trade data.

MONDAY, NOV 11

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 31 October 2013, September 2013 Index Industrial Production (IPI) and September 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

FRIDAY, NOV 15

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of 3rd Quarter 2013 GDP.

WEDNESDAY, NOV 20 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of October 2013 Consumer Price Index.

FRIDAY, NOV 22

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 15 November 2013.

FRIDAY, NOV 29

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of October 2013 Money Supply data and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end October 2013.

FRIDAY, DEC 6

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 29 November 2013, and October 2013 External Trade data.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 11 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of October 2013 Index of Industrial Production (IPI) and October 2013 Manufacturing Sales.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 18 * KUALA LUMPUR - Release of November 2013 Consumer Price Index.

FRIDAY, DEC 20

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of International Reserves as at 13 December 2013.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 25

KUALA LUMPUR - Market and Public Holiday - Christmas Day.

TUESDAY, DEC 31

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of November 2013 Money Supply data and Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end November 2013

NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event. - Reuters

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