Malaysia-Market factors to watch on Feb 18(Monday)


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  • Monday, 18 Feb 2013

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-Yen falls on draft G20 statement; oil slides

SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia hits fresh high; outperforms on the week WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MALAYSIA, IN TIMES LOCAL FOLLOWED BY GMT:

* KUALA LUMPUR - Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor attends launch of 'Keluargaku Pengundi BN' stickers at Putra World Trade Centre at 1000am (0200).

* PETALING JAYA - Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin launches Socso's health screening programme at Free Scale Semiconductor Sdn Bhd, Sungai Way Free Industrial Zone, Petaling Jaya at 1530pm (0630).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Launching of new look for bernama.com portal at Wisma Bernama, off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur at 1500pm (0700).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin presents 1Malaysia book vouchers at Gazebo, Perdanasiswa Complex, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur at 1530pm (0730). MARKET NEWS

> Nikkei bounces after Japan escapes G20 criticism

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

> Bond yields up on consumer sentiment; budget talks eyed

> Yen sags as G20 OK with Japan reflation effort

> Gold drops over 3.7 pct in week on technical selling

> Oil sinks, Brent headed for first weekly loss since Jan

> Palm edges lower on higher export tax, posts weekly loss

MALAYSIA IN THE NEWS:

> CIMB's Nazir faces headwinds after bold Asia expansion

> Australia pursues Malaysian explanation for senator's deportation

> Australian senator to be deported from Malaysia

> Gunmen refuse to leave in Malaysia border standoff - Reuters

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch Feb 18(Monday)

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets. FUNDAMENTALS

* Malaysian palm oil futures fell to their lowest in more than two weeks on Friday, giving up earlier gains as investors turned cautious after the government raised its crude palm oil export tax for March.

* 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.

* Oil prices sank on Friday and Brent futures finished their first negative week since mid-January after an unexpected dip in U.S. industrial production spurred concerns about lagging economic activity. MARKET NEWS

* The yen fell against the euro and dollar on Friday amid expectations Group of 20 finance leaders this weekend will avoid targeting Japan over policies that have weakened its currency, while oil prices sank on signs of lagging economic activity.

* 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

> Hedge funds cut commodity net longs; gold hit

> U.S. soybean crush second-largest in three years

> Argentine soy crops still thirsty for rain -government DATA/EVENTS

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

DIARY - Malaysia - Feb 18(Monday)

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

MONDAY, FEB 18 * KUALA LUMPUR - Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor attends launch of 'Keluargaku Pengundi BN' stickers at Putra World Trade Centre at 1000am (0200).

* PETALING JAYA - Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin launches Socso's health screening programme at Free Scale Semiconductor Sdn Bhd, Sungai Way Free Industrial Zone, Petaling Jaya at 1530pm (0630).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Launching of new look for bernama.com portal at Wisma Bernama, off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur at 1500pm (0700).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin presents 1Malaysia book vouchers at Gazebo, Perdanasiswa Complex, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur at 1530pm (0730).

TUESDAY, FEB 19

NUSAJAYA, JOHOR - Prime Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore to unveil wellness development at Mall of Medini, Medini Iskandar Malaysia, Nusajaya, Johor at 1000am (0200).

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Retailer-Chains Association Chinese New Year Banquet 2013 at One World Hotel, Bandar Utama at 1800pm (1000).

WEDNESDAY, FEB 20

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

KUALA LUMPUR - Launch of the all-new Blackberry Z10 in Malaysia at JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur at 1500pm (0700).

THURSDAY, FEB 21

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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