Malaysia-Market factors to watch on March 11(Monday)


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- Shares, dollar rise on strong U.S. jobs report

SE Asia Stocks- Stronger; Philippines, Indonesia at new peak

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

* Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak attends the 13th Public Service Premier Gathering (MAPPA XIII) at Plenary Hall, Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) at 11 am (0300GMT)

* Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin receives courtesy call from New Zealand's Cabinet Minister Steven Joyce at deputy prime minister's office, West Block, Level 4, Perdana Putra Building at 2PM (0600GMT)

* Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi officiates the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) Residential College (Mahallah) ground breaking ceremony at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak at 230PM (0630GMT)

* Information Communications and Culture Minister Rais Yatim officiates the reopening of LFS-Colisseum Cinema and handing over of 1Malaysia Creative Art assistance at Collisseum Cinema, No. 96 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

MARKET NEWS

> Tokyo's Nikkei share average opens up 0.65 pct

> Wall St climbs on jobs, S&P up for 9th week out of 10

> Prices fall, yields jump on February job growth

> Dollar holds upper hand after solid jobs growth

> Gold flat after U.S. payrolls, palladium rises on demand hope

> Brent crude slips, high-priced RINs boost U.S. gasoline

> Palm oil edges up ahead of USDA, posts weekly gain MALAYSIA IN THE NEWS:

> India's MMTC tenders to import 22,000 T palm olein oil

> In a turnaround, U.S. revival may chill emerging economies

> Norway drops Asian palm oil firms in show of green credentials

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 (Reuters) - The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets. FUNDAMENTALS

* Malaysian palm oil futures inched up on Friday, posting a weekly gain of more than 3 percent, as expectations of upcoming bullish data offset investor caution after the industry's biggest annual meeting this week.

* U.S. corn futures jumped on Friday on a tighter-than-expected supply outlook from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, while soybeans stumbled on a bigger than-expected forecast.

* Brent crude futures edged lower on Friday as U.S. jobs data strengthened the dollar, while U.S. gasoline futures rallied to a 2013 high because high-priced ethanol credits, or RINs, are raising refiners' costs and making fuel imports too expensive. MARKET NEWS

* World equity markets rallied and the U.S. dollar strengthened on Friday after an unexpectedly sharp jump in U.S. employment in February reinforced the view that the world's biggest economy is gaining traction.

* Commodities rose broadly on Friday due in part to bullish U.S. jobs data and a government crop report forecasting tight corn and orange juice supplies as the complex posted its first weekly gain after losses the four previous weeks. RELATED NEWS

> Think tank sees US ethanol output slump in 2012/13

> India trumps Pakistan's Iran rice trade boom with oil rupees

> U.S. corn, soy stocks steady, wheat stocks seen up -USDA

> Corn jolted by USDA'S tight U.S. supply outlook

> USDA boosts forecast for 2012/13 sugar supplies

> ICE raw sugar turns lower after Thursday rally, cocoa surges

> ICE plans to cap Liffe soft commodity trading fees DATA/EVENTS

> Industry regulator the Malaysian Palm Oil Board to release February's stocks data on March. 11.

> Cargo surveyors to release Malaysia's March 1-10 export data on Monday. - Reuters

DIARY - Malaysia March 11 (Monday) ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND IN LOCAL TIME FOLLOWED BY GMT IN BRACKETS

MONDAY, MAR 11

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

* KUALA LUMPUR - Rebuilding Christchurch, New Zealand, investment opportunities for Malaysian businesses at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at 0800am (0000).

* KUALA LUMPUR - The Ministry of Economy, Republic of Turkey, holds briefing on New Investment Incentive Programme of Turkey at Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur at 0900am (0100).

* KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) holds press conference to announce the Creative Product Development Programme for Malaysian Designers at MIDA Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

* SHAH ALAM - US Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs, Kerri-Ann Jones leads a discussion on science and technology entrepreneurship at Dewan Sri Impian, UiTM Hotel, Persiaran Raja Muda, Shah Alam at 1015am (0215).

* PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Najib Razak attends the 13th Public Service Premier gathering at Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya at 1100am (0300).

* PUTRAJAYA - Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin receives courtesy call from New Zealand's Cabinet Minister Steven Joyce at deputy prime minister's office, West Block, Perdana Putra Building, Putrajaya at 1400pm (0600, and receives courtesy call from Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry at West Block, Perdana Putra Building, Putrajaya at 1530pm (0730).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi officiates the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) Residential College (Mahallah) ground breaking ceremony at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak at 1430pm (0630).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Information, Communications and Culture Minister Rais Yatim officiates the reopening of LFS-Colisseum Cinema and handing over of 1Malaysia Creative Art assistance at Collisseum Cinema, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman at 1600pm (0800).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister's wife Rosmah Mansor attends dinner organised by Kongress Indian Muslim Malaysia at Matrade Building, Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur at 2030pm (1230).

TUESDAY, MAR 12

KUALA LUMPUR - Panahome Malaysia launches new home building concept at Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

* PETALING JAYA - Briefing on Yahoo! Poised for Growth in Malaysia at Yahoo Malaysia's office, Surian Tower No 1, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya at 1030am (0230).

* RAWANG, SELANGOR - Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin attends groundbreaking ceremony for new Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Nasional Sdn Bhd (Perodua) factory and launching of Perodua 'S' Series at Perodua Learning Centre, Headquarters Sungai Choh, Rawang at 1200pm (0400).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Career Training Fair 2003 briefing on "What is the Current Job Market Outlook for IQ 2013?" at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur at 1400pm (0600).

WEDNESDAY, MAR 13

* PETALING JAYA - Strategic Alliance between Credit Guarantee Corp Malaysia Bhd (CGC) and Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd at CGC Building, Kelana Jaya Business Centre, Petaling Jaya at 0930am (0130).

KUALA LUMPUR - Government Transformation Programme and Economic Transformation Programme briefing at Securities Commission Malaysia, Jalan Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur at 1430pm (0630).

THURSDAY, MAR 14

KUALA LUMPUR - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) holds press conferecne on its annual report 2012 at Securities Commission Malaysia, Jalan Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

PETALING JAYA - Launch of ICAEW Regional Centre of Accountancy Training Excellence at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya at 1130an (0330).

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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