Malaysia-Market factors to watch on March 25(Monday)


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  • Monday, 25 Mar 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- Shares, euro rise on hope Cyprus reaches deal

SE Asia Stocks-Down; Thailand underperforms on forced sales WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MALAYSIA, IN TIMES LOCAL FOLLOWED BY GMT:

* Employees Provident Fund holds EPF Global Private Equity Summit 2012, at Hilton KL, Kuala Lumpur, at 8.30 am (0030).

MARKET NEWS

> Tokyo's Nikkei share average opens up 1.37 pct

> S&P 500 futures dip as Cyprus talks go on

> Prices near flat as investors on edge over Cyprus

> Euro steady in early Asia, all eyes on Cyprus

> Gold down as Cyprus fears ease, notches weekly gain

> Oil gains, Brent premium to US crude at narrowest since July

> VEGOILS-Palm oil rises to 1-month high on export hopes MALAYSIA IN THE NEWS:

> Motor racing-Vettel apologises to Webber for winning by 'mistake'

> ANALYSIS-Sitting on too much money, Norway risks going off course

> Motor racing-Vettel seals controversial Malaysia win

> Sky's the limit? Southeast Asia budget airlines bet big on growth

> Largest Liberian palm oil project is failing locals -study

> Glencore fills Malaysia's Johor warehouses with copper

> Malaysia's c.bank reserves at $140.6 bln on March 15

> Palm oil to draw support from lower stocks, output -Mistry. - Reuters

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch March 25(Monday)

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

* Malaysian palm oil futures rose to their highest in a month on Friday and posted a 3.3 percent weekly gain as hopes of export demand whittling down stocks offset uncertainty in Europe.

* Chicago Board of Trade corn futures slid 1 percent while soybeans eased half a percent on Friday as investors squared positions after fund buying earlier in the week boosted prices, leaving each commodity vulnerable to a downward correction.

* Brent crude edged higher on Friday while U.S. crude futures jumped more than $1 per barrel, sending the spread between the two contracts to the narrowest level since July. MARKET NEWS

* The euro and Asian shares rose on Monday after EU sources said Cyprus's president and the European Union have agreed the outlines of a rescue deal to avert financial meltdown on the Mediterranean island.

* Oil and copper prices rose while gold and corn fell on Friday as Cyprus' debt drama and worries how that could affect the broader euro zone led to another volatile session in commodities. RELATED NEWS

> Paraguay's soy harvest nears end, output seen above 8 mln tonnes > Ukraine may raise 2013/14 grain exports by 26 pct-analyst

> Palm oil to draw support from lower stocks, output -Mistry DATA/EVENTS

> Cargo surveyors to release Malaysia's March 1-25 export data on Monday. - Reuters

DIARY - Malaysia 25/03/139Monday)

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

MONDAY, MAR 25

* KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Najib Razak attends Police Parade in conjunction with the 206th Police Day Celebration at Police Training Centre, Jalan Semarak at 0830am (0030), and attends Premier Gathering with seven statutory agencies having separate remuneration at Putra World Trade Centre at 1500pm (0700).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Employees Provident Fund (EPF) holds EPF Global Private Equity Summit 2012 at KL Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur at 0830am (0030).

* KULA LUMPUR - Construction Industry Development Board and Real Estate Housing Developers Association (REHDA) to organise The 5th Malaysian Construction Summit 2013 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at 0900am (0100).

* KUALA LUMPUR - OSK-UOB Investment Management launches new fund at Bangsar Shopping Centre Office Tower, Jalan Ma'arof Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur at 1000am (0200).

* PUTRAJAYA - Proposed Development of Politeknik Peninsular Malaysia concession agreement signing at Dewan Za'ba, Aras Tanah, Higher Education Ministry, Precint 5, Putrajaya at 1030am (0230).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Information, Communications and Culture Minister Rais Yatim and Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin launch the "Know Our Neighbours" programme and Seri Pantai 1Malaysia Internet Centre at PPR Kerinchi Pantai Dalam field at 1030am (0230).

* KUALA LUMPUR - SME Corp Malaysia organises Network Session for National Mark of Malaysia Brand 2013 at Megaview Banquet Deck 1, KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur at 1400pm (0600).

TUESDAY, MAR 26

* LANGKAWI, KEDAH - Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace exhibition 2013 (industry only) at Langkawi at 1000am (0200).

* PETALING JAYA - EDUSPEC HOLDINGS BHD holds AGM at Tropicana Golf and Country Resort, Petaling Jaya at 1000am (0200).

WEDNESDAY, MARV 27

* KUALA LUMPUR - The 14th National Human Resources Summit, "Changing with the Times -- The new Face of Human Resources", at Prince Hotel & Residence, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur at 0900am (0100).

* KUALA LUMPUR - AIF Roundtable on Women in the Financial Services Industry at Conference Hall, Sasana Kijang, Jalan Datuk Onn, Kuala Lumpur at 1100am (0300).

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

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