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Published: Tuesday February 19, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 17, 2013 MYT 12:32:30 AM

Malaysia-Market factors to watch on Feb 19(Tuesday)

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

GLOBAL MARKETS-Yen resumes fall after G20, U.S. holiday thins trade

SE Asia Stocks-Mostly up; SM Prime leads Philippine to new peak

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

* International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mukhriz Mahathir launches programmes and incentives for the services sector, Jasmine Junior Room, One World Hotel, Bandar Utama at 830am (0130GMT) MARKET NEWS

> Nikkei inches down as, investors eye upcoming events

> Wall Street ends slightly down, S&P positive for 7th week

> Bond yields up on consumer sentiment; budget talks eyed

> Global FOREX reports resume on Feb 19

> Gold edges lower on lower euro, absent U.S. players

> Brent steadies below $118, global growth hopes support

> Palm oil edges up, exports expected to reduce stocks MALAYSIA IN THE NEWS:

> Malaysia's Bumi Armada wins second Indian oil services contract > Malaysian stand-off said result of Philippine peace deal

> CIMB's Nazir faces headwinds after bold Asia expansion - Reuters

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch Feb 19(Tuesday)

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

FUNDAMENTALS

* Malaysian palm oil futures gained on Monday, snapping three straight sessions of losses, as investors expect strong export demand seen in the first half of the month to reduce stocks.

* Grain prices inched higher on Friday in a modest recovery, driven by improving export prospects due to weaker prices, and corn snapped its longest losing skid in 5-1/2 years.

* Brent crude oil consolidated below $118 per barrel on Monday, underpinned by expectations of improving global growth and continuing tensions in the Middle East. MARKET NEWS

* The yen resumed falling on Monday after Japan signalled it would push ahead with expansionist monetary policies having escaped criticism from the world's 20 biggest economies at the weekend.

* Gold prices suffered their sharpest weekly loss in nine months on Friday after crashing through key support levels, and oil and copper fell after a surprise drop in U.S. industrial output sparked concerns about recovery in the world's largest economy.

RELATED NEWS

> Rains disappoint Argentine farmers as soy, corn crops wilt

> Italy wheat, maize imports fall in Jan-Nov 2012-Anacer DATA/EVENTS

> Cargo surveyors to issue Malaysian palm exports data for Feb. 1-20 on Wednesday. - Reuters

DIARY - Malaysia - Feb 19(Tuesday)

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

TUESDAY, FEB 19

NUSAJAYA, JOHOR - Prime Ministers Najib Razak and and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launch Wellness Developments at Mall of Medini, Medini Iskandar Malaysia, Nusajaya, Johor at 1500pm (0700).

* PETALING JAYA - Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Mukhriz Mahathir launches programmes and incentives for the services sector at One World Hotel, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya at 0830am (0030), and opens Altan Group's regional office at Menara BRDB, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur at 0945am (0145).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin attends groundbreaking ceremony of Brickfields Car Park Complex at Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur at 0945am (0145).

* KUALA LUMPUR - CIMB Principle Asset Management launches CIMB Principle Enhanced Opportunity Bond Fund at CIMB Building, Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

* TANJUNG KARANG, SELANGOR - Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Noh Omar attends Transboundary Movements of Agriculture Machinery briefing for Siput Gondang and Padi Angin control at Pusat Latihan Kejenteraan Pertanian, Tanjung Karang at 1100am (0300).

* KUALA LUMPUR - SME Corp Malaysia organises luncheon session with the media on development of the country's halal industry at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur at 1200pm (0400).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Prople's Progressive Party (PPP) Supreme Council meeting at PPP Headquarters, Wisma PPP, Jalan Rotan, Kampung Attap, Kuala Lumpur at 1200pm (0400).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Fortinet Malaysia's press luncheon to share 2013 threat landscape predictions and country update for Malaysia at KL Hilton Hotel, Jalan KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur at 1230pm (0430).

PETALING JAYA - Malaysian Retailer-Chains Association Chinese New Year Banquet 2013 at One World Hotel, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya at 1800pm (1000).

WEDNESDAY, FEB 20

KUALA LUMPUR - Release of 4th Quarter 2012 GDP and January 2013 Consumer Price Index (CPI). * KUALA LUMPUR - Listing of Tune Ins Holdings Bhd at Bursa Malaysia, Bukit Kewangan, Kuala Lumpur at 0800am (0000). * KUALA LUMPUR - MIDF Research Sdn Bhd holds luncheon talk featuring Malaysia Automotive Institute at MIDF Tower, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur at 1145am (0345).

KUALA LUMPUR - Launch of the all-new Blackberry Z10 in Malaysia at JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur at 1500pm (0700). * KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd holds briefing on its financial results at KL Hilton Hotel, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur at 1630pm (0830).

THURSDAY, FEB 21 * PUTRAJAYA - Soft launch of Malaysia International Tourism Exchange by Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen at Ministry of Tourism, Putrajaya at 0900am (0100).

KUALA LUMPUR - Bright Packaging Industry Bhd holds EGM at Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur at 1500pm (0700).

FRIDAY, FEB 22

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

MENGGATAL, SABAH - Karambunai Corp Bhd holds EGM at Magibah, Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, off Jalan Sepangar, Menggatal, Sabah at 1000am (0200).

KUALA LUMPUR - Media briefing on world's largest congress of concierge in Malaysia in 2014 at Royale Chulan Hotel, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur at 1400pm (0600).

KUALA LUMPUR - CFA Society Malaysia organises employer outreach dinner and charter award ceremony at Grand Hyatt KL, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur at 1830pm (1030).

MONDAY, FEB 25

KUALA LUMPUR - CIMB Group Holdings Bhd holds EGM at Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur at 1400pm (0600).

KUALA LUMPUR - Lion Forest Industries Bhd holds EGM at Office Tower, Jalan Nagasari, off Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur at 1400pm (0600).

TUESDAY, FEB 26

PETALING JAYA - International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) half-day course on basic contract drafting at International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, ISRA, Lorong University A, Petaling Jaya at 0900am (0100).

WEDNESDAY, FEB 27

PETALING JAYA - Petra Energy Bhd holds EGM at The Royale Bintang Damansara, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya at 1100am (0300).

THURSDAY, FEB 28

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

FRIDAY, MAR 1

KUALA LUMPUR - Director of International Economic and Financial Affairs in the European Commission's Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, Dr Peter Bekx gives a talk on the impact of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the future of the Euro at the Westin 1 Ballroom, The Westin Kuala Lumpur at 1430pm. (0630).

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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