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Published: Thursday March 7, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 1:21:27 AM

Malaysia-Market factors to watch on March 7(Thursday)

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

GLOBAL MARKETS- Stocks rise on data; euro off before ECB meet

SE Asia Stocks- Up on Dow rally; Indonesia, Philippines hit record high

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

* Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob launches Intellectual Property Valuation Training Module at Intellectual Property Training Centre (IPTC), Tower B, Menara UOA, Bangsar. 0930 (0130 GMT)

* 8th Annual Conference and Exhibition - Offshore Asia 2013 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at 0900am (0100).

* Transport Monster Kong Cho Ha presents air operator's certificate to Malindo Air at Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya at 0930am (0130).

* Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob launches Intellectual Property Valuation Training Module at Intellectual Property Training Centre, Tower B, Menara UOA, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur at 0930am (0130).

* Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) holds press conference to announce its 2012 Group Financial Performance ended December 31, 2012 at Tower 1, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur at 1430pm (0630).

* Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) chairman Mah Siew Keong attends furniture design competition prize giving ceremony at Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur at 1430pm (0630).

* Information, Communications and Culture Minister Rais Yatim launches Yayasan Ikatan Rakyat Malaysia-Indonesia (YIRMI) and Nusantara concert at Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur at 2000pm (1200).

MARKET NEWS

> Nikkei rises above 12,000 for first time since Sept 08

> Dow ends at another record high, S&P up on job picture

> Prices fall on private jobs data ahead of debt supply

> Sterling first to crack as BOE, BOJ, ECB meetings loom

> Gold up, faces headwind from Wall Street rally

> Oil falls to $111/bbl on U.S. inventory build

> Palm ends flat in thin volume as industry meet ends MALAYSIA IN THE NEWS:

> Pandas in Vegas as Asian firms chase Chinese cash abroad

> EU and Thailand launch free trade negotiations

> Malaysia troops kill 13, hunt gunmen after Sabah assault

> India approves AirAsia's $15 mln JV with Tatas - Reuters

DIARY - Malaysia - March 7(Tuesday)

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

THURSDAY, MAR 7

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

* KUALA LUMPUR - 8th Annual Conference and Exhibition - Offshore Asia 2013 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at 0900am (0100).

* PUTRAJAYA - Transport Monster Kong Cho Ha presents air operator's certificate to Malindo Air at Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya at 0930am (0130).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob launches Intellectual Property Valuation Training Module at Intellectual Property Training Centre, Tower B, Menara UOA, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur at 0930am (0130).

* KUALA LUMPUR - CLIQ Energy Bhd holds news conference on impending listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia at Malaysian Petroleum Club, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai opens 'Makanan Selamat Tanggungjawab Industri (MESTI)' Certificate Scheme at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

* PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister's wife Rosmah Mansor opens Malaysian Association of Wives of Civil Servants and Women Civil Servants (Puspanita) annual general meeting at Puspanitapuri Building, Presint 10, Putrajaya at 1000am (0200).

* KUALA LUMPUR - The British Council to launch a new business-to-business global English assessment service called Aptis at Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur at 1030am (0230).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Singapore Tourism Board to announce major partnership in "Your Singapore LIVE" at Zebra Square KL, Jalan Kampung Pandan, off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur at 1100am (0300).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Signing ceremony between Keystone Land Development Sdn Bhd and Alila Hotels and Resorts at Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur at 1100am (0300).

* SHAH ALAM - UMW Toyota Motor holds launch at Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam at 1100am (0300).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) holds press conference to announce its 2012 Group Financial Performance ended December 31, 2012 at Tower 1, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur at 1430pm (0630).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) chairman Mah Siew Keong attends furniture design competition prize giving ceremony at Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur at 1430pm (0630).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Information, Communications and Culture Minister Rais Yatim launches Yayasan Ikatan Rakyat Malaysia-Indonesia (YIRMI) and Nusantara concert at Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur at 2000pm (1200).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin attends dinner witg DPP Golkar party General Leader Bapak Ir AbuRizal Bakrie and delegation at Hilton Hotel, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur at 2030pm (1230).

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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