Malaysia-Market factors to watch on Feb 20(Wednesday)


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  • Wednesday, 20 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-&A deals boost Wall St near record; yen climbs

SE Asia Stocks-Manila at fresh peak on Ayala, inflow; others mixed

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

* Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister makes a working visit to Kampung Baru at Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru compound At 630pm (1030GMT) MARKET NEWS

> Nikkei advances, Wall St gains help; BOJ governor appointment eyed

> M&A deals lift Wall Street shares nearer a record high

> U.S. bond prices fall as stock gains pare bids

> Yen holds ground vs USD, sterling weak

> Gold drops near 6-month low on economic optimism

> Oil rises, following U.S. equities higher

> Palm gains on smaller soy crop concern; export data awaited

MALAYSIA IN THE NEWS:

> Egypt says has signed debt deals with Petronas, BG Group

> ATR wins Malaysia Airlines deal for up to 36 planes

> DRB-HICOM to buy Malaysian state aero parts firm for $96 mln

> Malaysia's KNM wins $99 mln contract in Russia

> CapitaLand to develop township in Malaysia's Iskandar

> Singapore, Malaysia agree to high-speed rail link

> UK competition body gives reduced Rank-Gala deal go ahead - Reuters

DIARY - Malaysia - Feb 20(Wednesday)

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

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 - Brahim's Holdings Bhd launching of 25 years of Brahim's campaign at Cafe Barbera, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur at 0930am (0130).

KUALA LUMPUR - MIDF Research Sdn Bhd holds luncheon talk featuring Malaysia Automotive Institute at MIDF Tower, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur at 1145am (0345).

* PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Najib Razak attends the Election Integrity Peldge signing ceremony with Barisan Nasional Component party leaders at the Prime Minister's Office, Putrajaya at 1245pm (0445).

* PETALING JAYA - Micropay Gateway Sdn Bhd signing ceremony between its partners at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya at 1400pm (0600).

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).

* PETALING JAYA - Media Prima Bhd announces financial results for fourth quarter 2012 at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya at 1730pm (0930).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin makes a working visit to Kampung Baru at Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru compound at 1830pm (1030).

* LANGKAWI - Le Tour De Langkawi 2013 team introduction event at Dataran Langkawi, Kedah at 1100am (0300).

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 - Official opening of Malaysia Technology Expo and Malaysia International Design Expo & Award Exhibition at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur at 0930am (0130).

* SHAH ALAM - Digi.com Bhd challenge for change: chief executive officer (CEO) roundtable and announcement of winners for ideation phase at Studio D'House, Jalan Delima 1/1, Subang HiTech Industrial Park, Shah Alam at 0930am (0130).

* KUALA LUMPUR - ACCA launches ACCA Malaysia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2013 and releases report on "Retaining Women in the Workforce" at KL Hilton Hotel at 0930am (0130).

* SHAH ALAM - Honda Sdn Bhd launch of the new Honda CRZ hybrid at Setia City Convention Centre, Jalan Setia Dagang AG U13/AG, Setia Alam, Section U13, Shah Alam at 0945am (0145).

* KUCHING, SARAWAK - Standard Chartered to open first Islamic branch in Sarawak at Standard Chartered Saadiq, The Spring Shopping Mall, Kuching at 1000am (0200).

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

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch Feb 20(Wednesday)

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

FUNDAMENTALS

* Malaysian palm oil futures edged higher on Tuesday, tracking gains in soybeans after disappointing rains in Argentina raised the prospect of a smaller crop. * U.S. soybeans jumped 3 percent on Tuesday, the biggest advance in seven months, on concerns about crop prospects in Argentina following disappointing rainfall and as China returns to the buy-side of the soybean market after Lunar holiday.

* Oil prices rose on Tuesday as traders grew bullish amid a rally in U.S. stock markets, even as U.S. pipeline bottlenecks and European economic concerns threatened to weigh on oil markets. MARKET NEWS

* Global stock markets rose on Tuesday as U.S. stocks were boosted by news of yet another possible merger that suggested there is still room to the upside, while a pick-up in German economic sentiment supported European stocks. * Oil prices inched up on Tuesday, following stock markets higher, despite threats of a buildup in U.S. crude supplies and economic worries in Europe, and soybean futures advanced their most in seven months on prospects of lower Argentine production. RELATED NEWS

> Oil World raises forecast of 2012/13 global palm oil output

> Rains disappoint Argentine farmers as soy, corn crops wilt

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

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