Malaysia-Market factors to watch on March 12(Tuesday)


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-U.S. stocks extend winning streak; oil rebounds

SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia, Philippine retreat; inflows lift Malaysia

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

* Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announces Armed Forces' Fund Board's financial results, Defence Ministry, Kuala Lumpur, 9.00am (0100).

* CIMB Preferred launches Wealth Report 2013, Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, 9.00 am (0100).

MARKET NEWS

> Nikkei on track to gain for 9th straight day on renewed yen weakness

> Dow ends at record again, S&P posts 7th straight gain

> U.S. job growth, stock gains hurt demand for U.S. debt

> Yen under renewed pressure, hits fresh lows

> Gold up after mixed China data, U.S. equities eyed

> Brent crude slips on weak Chinese industrial data

> Palm oil almost flat as lower stocks offset USDA data MALAYSIA IN THE NEWS:

> Malaysia attracts most inflows in past week

> ECB, IFSB conducting study on Islamic finance

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

> AirAsia buys into Zest Airways, seeking growth in Philippines

> Malaysia Jan factory output up 4.6 pct y/y, below forecast

> Malaysia Jan exports beat fcast, trade surplus shrinks

> CVC-owned Matahari launches up to $1.36 bln Indonesia offering-terms - Reuters

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch March 12(Tuesday)

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

FUNDAMENTALS

* Malaysian palm oil futures were almost flat on Monday, as lower palm oil stocks in the country offset a slightly bearish report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week.

* U.S. corn slipped for the first time in four sessions on Tuesday as profit taking emerged after gains underpinned by the U.S. government forecasting stocks would remain unchanged at a 17-year low.

* Brent crude oil prices fell on Monday, pressured by disappointing economic data from world No. 2 oil consumer China, while technical support and a dollar pullback limited losses and helped U.S. crude settle slightly higher. MARKET NEWS

* Wall Street stocks rose on Monday, driving the Dow to another record high, on optimism about the U.S. economy, while U.S. oil prices rebounded after disappointing Chinese industrial data spurred an initial drop.

* A number of commodities were higher for a second straight session on Monday on hopes that a recovering U.S. economy will lead to better demand, while coffee, sugar and corn rallied on worries about harsh weather and supply tightness. RELATED NEWS

> Malaysia's March 1-10 palm oil exports up 2.2 pct -SGS

> Malaysia's March 1-10 palm oil exports almost flat -ITS

> TABLE-Indonesia's monthly palm oil exports dip 1 pct m/m in Jan

> Malaysia's February palm oil stocks down 5.2 pct-MPOB

> US ethanol RINs extend record run, speculators help drive surge > Record Brazil soy crop 50 pct harvested, buyers still favor U.S. > Rains boost Ivorian cocoa mid-crop, harvest could start late

> Mexico to produce record 6.25 mln tonnes of sugar in 2012/13

> ICE plans to cap Liffe soft commodity trading fees

DATA/EVENTS

> Cargo surveyors to release Malaysia's March 1-15 export data on Friday. - Reuters

DIARY - Malaysia - March 12(Tuesday)

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

TUESDAY, MAR 12

* KUALA LUMPUR - EXIM Bank Malaysia signs memorandum of understanding with Malaysian Franchise Association at EXIM Bank, Kuala Lumpur at 0900am (0100).

* KUALA LUMPUR - CIMB Preferred launches Wealth Report 2013 at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, Kuala Lumpur at 0900am (0100).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announces Armed Forces' Fund Board's financial results at Defence Ministry, Jalan Padang Tembak, Kuala Lumpur at 0900am (0100).

* 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 - Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai attends 1 MCA Medical Foundation, 1 MCA Education Loan and 1 MCA Micro-Credit Loan Cheque presentation at MCA Headquarters, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur at 1300pm (0500). * PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Najib Razak welcomes UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Zayed Al Nahyan at Dataran Perdana, PUtrajaya at 1400pm (0600).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Noh Omar officiates 1Malaysia Agro Entrepreneurs Convention at Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang Tower, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, Kuala Lumpur at 1400pm (0600).

* 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).

* PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Najib Razak meeting with UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Zayed Al Nahyan at Prime Minister's Office , Putrajaya at 1430pm (0630), and signs agreement between the two countries at Prime Minister's Office, Putrajaya at 1530pm (0730).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Federal Territories and Urban Welbeing Minister Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin officiates groundbreaking ceremony of 1Malaysia library roject at the project site, Taman Danau Kota at 1630pm (0830).

* PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Najib Razak hosts dinner for UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Zayed Al Nahyan at Seri Perdana at 1935pm (1135).

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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