Malaysia-Market factors to watch on April 1(Monday)


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  • Monday, 01 Apr 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 Malaysian market. GLOBAL MARKETS-Record Wall Street boosts sentiment, US holds key in Q2 WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MALAYSIA, IN TIMES LOCAL FOLLOWED BY GMT:

* Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin hands over national scholarship offer letters at the National Institute of Public Administration (Intan), Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur at 1430pm (0630).

* Permodalan Nasional Bhd President & Group Chief Executive Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman launches programmes ahead of Minggu Saham Amanah Malaysia 2013 at Menara PNB, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur at 1500pm (0700).

MARKET NEWS

> Tokyo's Nikkei share average opens down 0.21 pct

> S&P 500 ends at record closing high

> Euro zone bid helps bonds stem quarterly bleed

> Euro edges down on Cyprus worries, Italy political deadlock

> Gold inches down, on track for 5 pct quarterly drop

> Oil settles higher, U.S. crude surges 5.9 percent in Q1

> Palm edges lower, posts 4th straight quarterly loss MALAYSIA IN THE NEWS:

> Malaysia's Affin ceases talks on Bank Muamalat stake

> Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata wins 4G spectrum for $25 mln

> Malaysia to buy 18 jet fighters, shortlists five makers - Reuters

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch April 1(Monday)

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

FUNDAMENTALS

* Malaysian palm oil futures slipped to the lowest in two weeks on Friday to record a fourth straight quarterly drop, after data showed higher-than-expected U.S. soybean stockpiles.

* U.S. corn futures dropped more than 5 percent for their biggest daily loss since May on Thursday after a government crop report showed the stockpile of the grain larger than analysts expected.

* Crude futures rose on Thursday, the last session of the first quarter, in choppy trading with stronger Wall Street equities and a weaker dollar supporting dollar-denominated oil prices. MARKET NEWS

* Whether the world's largest economy can sustain momentum will be a primary focus for investors for the next three months after a general recovery trend in the United States helped risk sentiment for broad markets in the first quarter of 2013.

* Natural gas and cotton prices fell on Thursday but posted quarterly double-digit percentage gains to lead commodities higher in the first three moths, as U.S. markets wrapped up trading for March ahead of the Good Friday holiday. RELATED NEWS

> US corn slides to 9-month low on higher stocks

> Speculators raise corn, soybean net long positions-CFTC

DATA/EVENTS

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

DIARY - Malaysia - 01/04/13(Monday)

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

MONDAY, APR 1

* PETALING JAYA - Edunation Sdn Bhd to host the EduNation 'Go-Live' event, a revolution in Malaysia education at VSQ, Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya at 1030am (0230).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Raytheon Co to donate Apple iPads to eight Malaysian public libraries at KL City Library, No. 1, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur at 1045am (0245).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin hands over national scholarship offer letters at the National Institute of Public Administration (Intan), Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur at 1430pm (0630).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Permodalan Nasional Bhd President & Group Chief Executive Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman launches programmes ahead of Minggu Saham Amanah Malaysia 2013 at Menara PNB, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur at 1500pm (0700).

* KUALA LUMPUR - Habib Jewels Sdn Bhd to launch Diamond Fest 2013 at Centre Court, MidValley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur at 1500pm (0700).

TUESDAY, APR 2

* KUALA LUMPUR - HTC Malaysia to launch its service centre at Lot 7-45, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur at 1500pm (0700).

WEDNESDAY, APR 3

* KUALA LUMPUR - World Halal Week Conference 2013 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at 0925am (0125).

* PETALING JAYA - International Conference on Innovation and Sustainability 2013 by Sunway University, Universiti Utara Malaysia and Thailand's Prince of Songkla University at Sunway Resort & Spa Hotel, Petaling Jaya at 0930am (0130).

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.

SATURDAY, APR 13 * BANGI, SELANGOR - Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) organises Uniten Conference 2013: Generating Leadership Qualities Through General Studies at College of Information Technology, Uniten, Bandar Baru Bangi at 0800am (0000).

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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